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Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

IDeaS Helps Hoteliers Further Optimize Group, Meetings and Events Revenue Through Smart Space Acquisition

Event managers can easily plan, manage and price function space using dynamic data and visual analysis solutions

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN. April 3, 2017 – On March 3, 2017, IDeaS Revenue Solutions acquired the business assets of Smart Space Strategy Limited. Smart Space pioneered a cloud-based, visual strategy management solution that helps companies analyze the business trends and performance of meeting and event space within hotels and conference center venues.

By combining Smart Space with IDeaS’ suite of hotel revenue management solutions, IDeaS will continue to bridge the roles of revenue management and function space sales and marketing, signaling the growing need for technology solution providers to equip hotels with a more holistic approach to a combined sales and revenue management strategy.

“By combining our revenue management expertise with a function space sales and strategy-focused application like Smart Space, we can help our clients sell, market and manage meeting spaces with more precision and detail than ever before,” said Sanjay Nagalia, chief operating officer for IDeaS. “This acquisition represents an incredible opportunity to blend traditionally siloed roles and will help integrate revenue management into the events business. We’re thrilled to welcome the Smart Space family to IDeaS.”

Function Space Revenue Opportunities

Global spending on meetings and events continues to rise, and the need for hotel and event managers to understand the impact of group business is critical. Smart Space creates a firm connection between revenue managers and event sales managers by providing visibility into meeting and event demand in a powerful web-based tool. It seamlessly pulls data from other sales tools to strategically manage meetings and event functions, allowing hoteliers to collaborate and create ideal pricing scenarios for group business.

About Smart Space

Headquartered in London, Smart Space was founded in 2015 and presently all current team members will transition to IDeaS. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. All existing Smart Space client agreements will transition to IDeaS and be honored under their current terms and conditions.

Click here for more information about Smart Space.

About IDeaS

With more than 1 million rooms priced daily on its advanced systems, IDeaS Revenue Solutions leads the industry with the latest revenue management software solutions and advisory services. Powered by SAS® and more than 27 years of experience, IDeaS proudly supports more than 8,700 clients in 106 countries and is relentless about providing hoteliers more insightful ways to manage the data behind hotel pricing. IDeaS empowers its clients to build and maintain revenue management cultures—from single entities to world-renowned estates—by focusing on a simple promise: Driving Better Revenue. IDeaS has the knowledge, expertise and maturity to build upon proven revenue management principles with next-generation analytics for more user-friendly, insightful and profitable revenue opportunities—not just for rooms, but across the entire hotel enterprise. For more information, visit www.ideas.com.

Media Contact:

Tim Nelson
PR Representative
Padilla for IDeaS
+1 612-455-1789
Tim.Nelson@PadillaCo.com

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