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MAGNUSON HOTELS REPORTS 25% GROWTH IN BRANDED PROPERTIES

By GlobalHotelExchange | Published: January 27, 2014

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today a year-over-year (2013/2012) brand growth of 25% for its three non-franchise hotel brands.

The three brands; Magnuson Grand Hotels, Magnuson Hotels and M Star Hotels now encompass 30 US states, 2 Canadian provinces with 148 hotels.

Magnuson reports 20013/12 occupancy growth of 22%, Same-Store RevPAR growth of 19%, and an increase in www.magnusonhotels.com bookings to more than 18% of total bookings.

Parent company Magnuson Worldwide credits the rapid addition of new hotels to expanded consumer brand recognition and increased booking volumes from its proprietary worldwide reservation system and free global distribution platform Global Hotel Exchange.

Magnuson Worldwide CEO Thomas Magnuson states, “The data we monitor indicates a world of slow-to little growth, with 2013 showing a 2% global average rate increase offset by a 1.5% inflation rate. While hotel owners can’t rely on growth anymore through increased rates or demand, they can find profits inside via a new era of low cost operating platforms.”

For information on Magnuson Hotels please contact:
www.owners.magnusonhotels.com
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Magnuson Worldwide, headquartered in London UK and Spokane, WA is the world’s largest hotel services organisation. Magnuson Worldwide’s holdings include Global Hotel Exchange, GDS1, Magnuson Hotels, and Magnuson Marketplace. With global activities in distribution technology, representation, branding and marketing for 120,000 hotels in over 200 countries, Magnuson Worldwide provides free and low cost access to worldwide reservation networks as well as specialty marketing services focused upon online pricing and marketing.
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MAGNUSON INTRODUCES CRS FEE CALCULATOR IN UK RESERVATION SYSTEM LAUNCH
By GlobalHotelExchange | Published: October 25, 2013

Launched last week at the Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester UK, Magnuson Worldwide’s low cost global hotel reservation system CRS1 introduced the first ever CRS fee calculator.

The CRS1 reservation fee calculator allows individual hotels and chains to compare fees between low cost CRS1 and several of the largest CRS providers such as Pegasus, Synxis and Travelclick.

The CRS1 hotel reservation system platform offers worldwide GDS/OTA/Google distribution with flat fees per transaction and volume based pricing. Magnuson states that hotels utilising commonly provided legacy hotel reservation systems such as Pegasus, Synxis and Travelclick will be able to reduce CRS transaction costs up to 90%.

“Global hotel rates have increased 2% in the last year, offset by a world inflation rate of 4.2%,” stated Magnuson Worldwide CEO Thomas Magnuson. “Owners can no longer count on rate or demand increases for profitability, but they can regain profits quickly with a consistent low cost operating strategy.”

The CRS1 system offers a free hotel property management system, PMS1, no monthly fees, no monthly minimums, and no long-term contracts.

CRS1 offers hotels the ability to make instant rate and availability changes to a complete global distribution of GDS channels Sabre, Amadeus, Worldspan, Apollo, Pegasus as well as direct connections to Google Hotel Finder, Expedia, Booking.com, GlobalHotelExchange.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

CRS1 is certified to interface with channel managers SiteMinder, RateTiger and HBSi as well as major PMS systems Micros, MSI, Infor by SoftBrands, Maestro, Agilysys, Inn Quest, RezStream, Rezovation, Lodgical Solutions, Innsoft, AutoClerk, Resort Data Processing, SoftHotel and RSI.

About Magnuson Worldwide:
Headquartered in London UK and Spokane WA, Magnuson Worldwide is the world’s largest hotel services organisation. Magnuson Worldwide’s holdings include Global Hotel Exchange, CRS1 and Magnuson Hotels-the world’s largest independent hotel group. Magnuson Worldwide’s core focus is low cost reservation technology and hotel brand marketing, and currently connects with nearly 50% of the world lodging supply across 200 countries.

For information on CRS1 please contact:
www.magnusonhotels.com
info@MagnusonWorldwide.com
US 509.747.8713
UK 44.07593.596941

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Magnuson adds Amarillo as 100th Branded Hotel
June 20, 2013

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the addition of its 100th branded hotel, the Magnuson Grand Hotel Amarillo.

Formerly the Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo, Texas, this 263 room hotel will upgrade its local, regional and national market to attract business, group and leisure travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ Global Portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

The 263-room Magnuson Grand Hotel Amarillo is located near the Amarillo Zoo, Wonderland Amusement Park, and the Amarillo Museum of Art. The Amarillo International Airport is just 12 miles away, and the hotel provides guests with complimentary airport shuttle service. The Magnuson Grand Hotel Amarillo features 8,000 feet of meeting space, catering services and onsite wedding specialists. The facility includes an indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, free high speed internet access and two onsite restaurants; TGI Fridays and the Heritage Park Restaurant.

“We are proud to welcome Dinesh Patel and his entire staff as Magnuson Hotels’ 100th branded hotel, and are fully committed to increasing their visibility and reservations,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide.

As a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, the Magnuson Grand Hotel Amarillo is a member of the Magnuson Hotels Premier Collection, an elite portfolio of the highest quality hotels and locations represented by Magnuson Worldwide.

The Magnuson Grand Hotel Amarillo will receive complete global brand representation without the costs and requirements of franchise brand affiliation. It will expand its business through Magnuson Hotels’ massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, all global corporate accounts, over 2,000 Internet booking channels such as Global Hotel Exchange, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, and all major airlines websites. 


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www.magnusonhotels.com
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Beaver Creek Lodge is located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, just steps from world class skiing, restaurants, and shopping. Beaver Creek Lodge fits no stereotype, it's distinctive and luxurious, bold and colorful, and is the most exciting hotel in Beaver Creek. 

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Magnuson Hotels reports 5 brand conversions from Best Western
May 20, 2013

With the launch of PMS1, a free hotel property management system, Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, reports a sudden rise in hotel brand conversions from Best Western.

Hotels completely rebranding as part of the Magnuson Hotels chain are the:

Magnuson Hotel Countryside in Adairsville, Georgia
Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport in Des Moines, Iowa
Magnuson Hotel Adobe Holbrook, Arizona
Magnuson Hotel Copper Crown in Hancock, Michigan
Will Rogers Magnuson Hotel in Claremore, Oklahoma

Formerly affiliated with Best Western, these hotels will upgrade their local, regional and national market to attract business, group and leisure travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

“For decades, hotel owners have had 2 choices: Franchise at high cost, or go it alone to compete at great disadvantage with the giant sign next door,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide. “We are proud to welcome these fabulous hotels, and are committed to increasing their reservations at the lowest market cost.”

These Magnuson Hotels will receive complete global brand representation without the costs and requirements of franchise brand affiliation, and will expand their business through Magnuson Hotels’ massive hotel reservation network of 650,000 GDS travel agents, all global corporate accounts, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Global Hotel Exchange, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, and all major airlines websites. 


For information please contact:
www.magnusonhotels.com
info@MagnusonWorldwide.com
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Magnuson to provide free PMS with cash back to hotel franchise conversions
May 14, 2013

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group today announced it is giving away free PMS property management systems to hotels converting to Magnuson’s low cost franchise conversion brands.
Available immediately, Magnuson Hotels is offering PMS1, a free web based operating system that unites front desk, reservation system and brand into one low cost and easy to use mobile and Internet dashboard.

While typical PMS systems can cost hotel owners $100,000 or more over a 2 year period, Magnuson Hotels’ PMS1 will carry no costs to hotel owners for installation, training, maintenance or upgrades.

The PMS1 system is supported by a .99 USD per occupied room guest surcharge, with a cash-back rebate to hotels converting to Magnuson’s low cost franchise conversion brands.

PMS1 will offer 24/7 support and connects directly to Magnuson Hotels’ global hotel reservation network of Google Hotel Finder, 2000 airline and Hotel booking sites, and 650,000 travel agents and corporate travel agencies.

Magnuson Hotels’ PMS1 will offer mobile and remote access reporting, including daily dashboard showingrooms sold, occupancy, source of booking, average daily room rate all in one place. PMS1 supports over 400 interfaces including PBX, Keycard, POS and credit cards.

For more information about PMS1 go to 
http://owners.magnusonhotels.com/

About Magnuson Worldwide.
Magnuson Worldwide, headquartered in London UK and Spokane, WA is the world's largest hotel services organisation. Magnuson Worldwide's holdings include Global Hotel Exchange, GDS1, Magnuson Hotels, and Magnuson Marketplace. With global activities in distribution technology, representation, branding and marketing for 120,000 hotels in over 200 countries, Magnuson Worldwide provides free and low cost access to worldwide reservation networks as well as specialty marketing services focused upon online pricing and marketing.
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Former Best Western Celebrates Five Years as Magnuson Hotel Zephyrhills
November 4, 2013

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, congratulates the Magnuson Hotel Zephyrhills upon five years as a Magnuson Hotel brand.

Formerly the Best Western Zephyrhills, Florida, the hotel upgraded its local, regional and national market to attract business, group and leisure travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

“We’ve been with Magnuson for 5 years as of August. Things are going well and we are very happy with the higher revenue from the Magnuson Hotels brand,” stated Eileen Stevens, daughter of George Sowa, owner of the Magnuson Hotel Zephyrhills. “It’s simple and easy. We don’t have to jump through hoops like with other franchises. The fees are thousands of dollars less than the other hotel chains.”

Located in the center of Zephyrhills, the award-winning Magnuson Hotel is within easy access to all of the tourist favorites of Pasco County. The hotel is located near an array restaurants, theaters, and shopping malls. In addition, the city’s top tourist attraction, the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport and its world renowned skydiving center, Skydive City, is just a few minutes’ drive away.

At the Magnuson Hotel Zephyrhills, guests will enjoy a refreshing outdoor pool, a complimentary continental breakfast, modern conference rooms, business services, and organized trips to Skydive City. All rooms are recently remodeled and include a refridgerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with board, and wireless internet access.

“It is a pleasure and honour to congratulate George Sowa and his team upon five years as the Magnuson Hotel Zephyrhills,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide.

The Magnuson Hotel Zephyrhills receives complete global brand representation without the costs and requirements of franchise brand affiliation. It expands its business through Magnuson Hotels’ massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, all global corporate accounts, over 2,000 Internet booking channels such as Global Hotel Exchange, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, and all major airlines websites. 


For information on brand affiliation please contact:
www.magnusonhotels.com
info@MagnusonWorldwide.com
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Magnuson to launch low cost reservation system CRS1 in UK
October 9, 2013

Magnuson Worldwide, the world’s largest hotel services organisation, today announced it intends to launch a low cost global hotel reservation system October 16th at the Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester UK.

The CRS1 platform will be made available as a limited launch in the UK and will offer flat fees per transaction with volume based pricing. Magnuson states that hotels utilising commonly provided legacy hotel reservation systems will be able to reduce CRS transaction costs up to 90%.

The CRS1 system offers a free hotel property management system, PMS1, with no monthly fees, no monthly minimums, and no long-term contracts.

CRS1 offers hotels the ability to make instant rate and availability changes to a complete global distribution of GDS channels Sabre, Amadeus, Worldspan, Apollo, Pegasus as well as direct connections to Google Hotel Finder, Expedia, Booking.com, GlobalHotelExchange.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

CRS1 is certified to interface with major PMS systems Micros, MSI, Infor by SoftBrands, Maestro, Agilysys, Inn Quest, RezStream, Rezovation, Lodgical Solutions, Innsoft, AutoClerk, Resort Data Processing, SoftHotel and RSI.

About Magnuson Worldwide:
Headquartered in London UK and Spokane WA, Magnuson Worldwide is the world's largest hotel services organisation. Magnuson Worldwide’s holdings include Global Hotel Exchange, CRS1 and Magnuson Hotels-the world’s largest independent hotel group. Magnuson Worldwide’s core focus is low cost reservation technology and hotel brand marketing, and currently connects with nearly 50% of the world lodging supply across 200 countries. 


For information on CRS1 please contact:
www.magnusonhotels.com
info@MagnusonWorldwide.com
US 509.747.8713 
UK 44.07593.596941
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Tennessee Wyndham Franchise Rebrands as Magnuson Hotel Cool Springs
June 17, 2013

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel Cool Springs.

Formerly franchised by Wyndham Hotels as the Wingate by Wyndham in Brentwood, Tennessee, the hotel will upgrade its local, regional and national market to attract business, group and leisure travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

Corporate, educational, government and leisure travelers will appreciate this 106-room facility located just 6 miles from downtown Brentwood and 16 miles from Nashville. Guests will appreciate close proximity to the Cool Springs Galleria, Nashville Zoo, and the Grand Ole Opry.

The Magnuson Hotel Cool Springs offers free continental breakfast, exercise room, outdoor pool, business center and free parking. All guest rooms feature free wireless internet, microwave, mini-fridge, hair dryer, free local calls, alarm clock/radio, cable TV, iron and board, and electronic door locks.

“We are proud to welcome John Cajka and his entire staff, and are fully committed to increasing their property visibility and reservations,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide.

As a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, the Magnuson Hotel Cool Springs is a member of the Magnuson Hotels Premier Collection, an elite portfolio of the highest quality hotels and locations represented by Magnuson Worldwide.

The Magnuson Hotel Cool Springs will receive complete global brand representation without the costs and requirements of franchise brand affiliation. It will expand its business through Magnuson Hotels’ massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, all global corporate accounts, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Global Hotel Exchange, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, and all major airlines websites. 


For information on brand affiliation please contact:
www.magnusonhotels.com
info@MagnusonWorldwide.com
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GlobalHotel Exchange (GHX) is a worldwide hotel booking platform that introduces 'market based pricing', a simple, fast and transparent way to book a room at a fair market price.

Global Hotel Exchange will utilize the best practices of worldwide exchange trading to benefit customers with fast, simple and transparent hotel booking.  “Market based pricing” will provide direct hotel prices compared against true historic local market data, so consumers can finally find out “what should I be paying?”

Global Hotel Exchange is designed to give back control of pricing and margins to the hotels through its industry growth platform.