Pinnacle Resorts 179

Pinnacle Resorts 179 is the latest offering in the Pinnacle Resorts Group, featuring 34 one-bedroom suites and two stunning three-bedroom penthouses, all with partial and sweeping ocean views. Located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this property offers a chic hotel-style concept and an awesome array of amenities including free WiFi, concierge services, an infinity pool, a bar and a fitness room.

Pinnacle Resorts 179 has just started using our cloud-based WebRezPro Property Management System! Check out how Pinnacle Resorts is using WebRezPro to accept online bookings…you maybe even book your next getaway while you’re there!

Marisol Condominiums

Located on beautiful South Padre Island, Texas, Marisol Condominiums offers 36 beautiful beachfront rentals with ocean views. Amenities include direct beach access, full kitchens, free WiFi and a gorgeous outdoor pool. The Marisol Condominiums has just started using our cloud-based WebRezPro Property Management System to help with their operations. Check out their website to see how they’re using WebRezPro to take online bookings for their Gulf of Mexico condos!

The Panoramic by Xperience Hotels

The Panoramic by Xperience Hotels is located in Tulum, Mexico, and offers luxurious accommodations including studio suites and one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with kitchens. This modern resort boasts an impressive array of amenities including a 360-degree rooftop infinity pool with a 12-foot waterfall, an electric car charging station and free WiFi. This resort has just started using our cloud-based WebRezPro Property Management System to help with their operations. Check out their website to see how they’re using WebRezPro’s integrated web reservation software to accept online bookings. You may just want to book your next vacation while you’re there – that pool looks fantastic!

Hotel Rapids

Hotel Rapids is an historic boutique hotel in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, that offers 28 guest rooms in three styles – superior queens, deluxe queens and two- and three-bedroom supreme suites. The hotel is located right across the street from the Mississippi River and Vets Park. Hotel Rapids has chosen to use our cloud-based WebRezPro Property Management Systemto help with their operations! Check out their website to see how the hotel is using WebRezPro to accept online bookings!

Alden on Indian Creek

Located just three blocks from the famous South Beach, Miami, the Alden on Indian Creek offers 60 guest rooms in a variety of styles including studio suites and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, complimentary continental breakfast and free WiFi. This hotel has chosen to use our cloud-based WebRezPro Property Management Systemto help with their business. See how WebRezPro’s integrated web reservation software enables the hotel to accept bookings directly from their website!

The Inlet Sports Lodge

Located in the heart of Murrells InletThe Inlet Sports Lodge is a boutique hotel catering to golf lovers, fishing, boating and outdoor enthusiasts, or anyone simply looking to relax. Accommodation is provided in 34 full-efficiency rooms and amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, free WiFi, an onsite restaurant and bar and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. The Inlet Sports Lodge has just started using our cloud-based WebRezPro Property Management System! Check out their website to see how they’re using WebRezPro to accept online bookings!

An Independent Hotelier’s Guide to Easy Group Bookings

Filling multiple rooms on a single reservation, group bookings are a cost-effective way to maximize occupancy, especially during the shoulder season. Group bookings for both corporate and personal events (such as weddings and reunions) have traditionally been the territory of large hotel brands and conference centers, but times are changing. Event planners, much like travelers in general, are beginning to favor unique, authentic local experiences and the venues that can provide them. Independent hotels and lodgings are perfectly poised for capturing and managing group bookings.

How to Attract Group Bookings

Event planners choose venues based on various factors, from location to amenities to price. Make sure what you’re offering appeals to event organizers.

Communal Spaces

You don’t need a banquet hall or a conference room to appeal to groups, but you will need space for people to gather. A meeting room is crucial for corporate groups. Think creatively about the spaces your property already has—perhaps a rarely used, spacious office would be more profitable as a meeting room, or a guest room could be converted?

Lawns and gardens can make a delightful summer setting for weddings and other private events, with canopies and tables set up for receptions. Think lawn games, a small stage for live music, fairy lights and the like for a special outdoor event setting. If your property offers an on-site restaurant, consider setting aside an area for group functions or booking it out completely for larger group bookings.

Take another look at your communal spaces, like your lobby, lounges, etc.; do they invite people to relax and mingle? Such spaces can be especially appealing to corporate groups wanting to wind down after a long day. Read our tips on making the most of your lobby for ideas.

Group Rates & Packages

Entice event organizers with group rates that offer discounted rooms, or package additional services that appeal to groups, such as activities, breakfast and early check-in/late check-out.

Amenities & Services

Make sure you offer everything a group will need to make their stay and event as smooth and enjoyable as possible. In addition to staple amenities like strong WiFi, breakfast, and tea and coffee, you should be able to provide audio-visual equipment, seating, catering services, photography services, laundry service, etc. as needed. If you don’t provide such amenities in-house, establish relationships with local suppliers so that you can offer these contracted services for your customers’ convenience. The easier you can make the event planner’s job, the more likely they’ll book your property.

Online Bookings

Make it easy for group organizers to book through your website with an online booking engine that allows them to book multiple rooms at once and access their special group rate.

Spread the Word

Lastly, make sure the world knows your property is a great venue for events. Advertise amenities, services, rates and packages for groups on your website, preferably on a page dedicated to information about event bookings. Promote your property as an event venue on social media, through your local business association or chamber of commerce, and/or on an online event venue directory.

How to Manage Group Bookings

Group bookings are great for your bottom line but are also more challenging to manage than transient reservations. Contracts, room blocks, invoicing and group check-in/check-out can get complicated without the right processes and technology in place.

A property management system (PMS) that offers group booking functionality will make managing groups much simpler. If you want to welcome groups to your property, here are some features to look for in a PMS:

Group Folios

Group folios allow you to manage all reservations within a group from a single folio. In addition to compiling all reservations within a group, a group folio should provide a central point of control for managing all aspects of a group booking, from tracking contract status and deposits, to setting up room blocks and rates, to managing rooming lists, reservations, charges, payments, invoicing and group check-in and check-out.

Reserved Allocation

Make sure your PMS allows you to set up room and rate allocations for groups, which will make managing room blocks much easier—from booking the group rate to tracking room pick-up to setting release dates for unsold room allocations.

Group Check-in/Check-out

Look for a group edit feature that simplifies working from rooming lists and speeds up the group check-in and check-out process by allowing you to edit multiple reservations at once, including assigning rooms.

Group Invoicing & Payments

Your PMS should provide the option of applying charges and payments to a master invoice or to individual reservations within the group, so that you can bill groups the way they want. The group folio should also clearly show any outstanding charges for the group to help ensure the bill is paid in full upon check-out.

Online Group Bookings

Extend the convenience of online bookings to all your customers, including groups. Make sure your PMS provides an integrated, commission-free online booking engine for your property’s website that allows group bookers to access their group rate. This is commonly done through a special access code assigned to the allocated rate. Once a group booking is made, the online booking engine should send it to the PMS where it’s automatically posted to the group folio.

As we head into the shoulder season, make sure your property is ready for group bookings to boost occupancy and revenue. With the right PMS, managing group reservations doesn’t have to be complicated. Contact us to find out more about how WebRezPro PMS makes group bookings easy.

Wydown Hotel

Take in the Napa Valley mountainscape and charming downtown Saint Helena, California while staying at the Wydown Hotel. All rooms feature luxury amenities like Nespresso coffee makers, plush robes and slippers, Geneva sound systems and free WiFi. Guests are treated to a freshly made continental breakfast every morning. This boutique hotel is one of our newest WebRezPro Property Management System clients. They’re using our cloud PMS to streamline operations and accept bookings directly from their website. Click thru to see more about this stunning property.

The Island Inn at 123 West

The Island Inn at 123 West, Friday Harbor is close to Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria, yet has a laid back atmosphere allowing guests to escape from the busyness of life. This contemporary inn is situated on Washington’s San Juan Island and offers a range of accommodation options including penthouses with full kitchens! The Island Inn at 123 West has just started using our cloud-based WebRezPro Property Management System! Click through to see how they’re using our software to accept online bookings directly from their website!

The Spur Hotel

Originally built in 1928, The Spur Hotel in Archer City, Texas, was renovated and preserved in 1990 and reopened as an historic boutique hotel. It has been listed as a “Top Ten Small Hotels in Texas” and is one of few Historic Hotels of Texas left on the Panhandle Plains. This 12-room hotel offers guests the small town experience with modern amenities and is the perfect home base while exploring the area. The Spur Hotel has just started using our cloud-based WebRezPro Property Management System to help with their operations. Visit their website to see how WebRezPro enables the hotel to accept bookings directly from their website (commission free)!