SHR and protel hotelsoftware Announce First-Ever CRS/PMS Whisper Technology Alliance

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SHR’s Windsurfer® CRS integrates with protel Air PMS via protel.I/O, an enterprise service bus system Houston, TX, and Dortmund, Germany June 22, 2017—Sceptre Hospitality Resources, SHR, a leading provider of advanced distribution technology and creator of the best-in-class central reservation system, Windsurfer® CRS, has partnered with global property management system (PMS) innovator, protel hotelsoftware, to […]

HITEC 2017: The Top 5 Reasons to Visit Our Booth

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Contributed by Jason Emanis, VP of Marketing HITEC 2017 is just a few days away, and we are packing up to see everyone in Toronto! While we’re waiting for the rest of the marketing team to find their passports, we wanted to share with you a list of the reasons you’re going to want to […]

Balancing Your Hotel Software Stack

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Contributed by Estella Hale, VP of Product, SHR As if the hotel industry weren’t tough enough, studies have come out this year from STR Global that predict an occupancy drop for the first time since the Recession of 2008, plus an easing of RevPAR. The main reason for this is the incredible volume of new […]

Vagabond Inn Corporation Sees Significant Mobile Revenue Gains with Windsurfer ® CRS

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EL SEGUNDO, CA and HOUSTON, TX June 12, 2017—In December 2016, Vagabond Inn Corporation completed its transition to its new distribution platform, Windsurfer® CRS by SHR, a leading provider of hospitality distribution technology. Vagabond Inn Corporation spent the 9-month transition process working with each individual Vagabond Inn hotel to ensure all locations had a seamless […]

Understanding the PMS/CRS/RO Connection for Your Best Distribution Strategy

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Contributed by Estella Hale, VP of Product, SHR Most hoteliers know that in their increasingly competitive hotel markets, fully-functioning technology channels are key. Just one stroll around any HITEC show floor will reveal the myriad and often mind-boggling choices being offered today. Yet many hoteliers are still having trouble getting the most out of their […]

Boost Resort Revenue with Your Ideal CRS Configuration

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Contributed by Ian Kemp, Client Experience Manager for Major Accounts, SHR “Resorts are more about the guest experience than any other type of hotel. Remember to speak to that in everything you do.” —Sandy Hartmann, Marcus Hotels and Resorts Today’s leisure markets have never been more competitive. With limited time frames to boost their revenues […]

SHR Innovation Summit 2017: Shaping the Future of Hospitality Together


By Jason Emanis, Vice President of Marketing, SHR SHR is founded on the belief that companies have an obligation to invest resources not simply for their own benefit, but for the benefit of their clients, and in a larger sense, for their industry and the world. It is through this belief that SHR has simplified […]

Associate Spotlight: Chris Collins

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Starting with SHR this past October as Director of Technical Support, Chris has brought to the role a decidedly customer-focused mindset, coupled with deep software development expertise. Perhaps this is not surprising, considering that prior to SHR, Chris held multiple technology leadership positions, including a 12-year tenure as Director of Cloud Services for Bridgeway Software. […]

Mastering Sell Limits: Why Your Demand Strategy Depends on It

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Contributed by Estella Hale, VP of Product WHAT IS A SELL LIMIT? To understand how to use sell limits to their best advantage, it’s important to first fully understand what they are and why we use them. The concept of a sell limit is common in the hospitality industry and revolves around the selling of […]

The Making of a Revolution: 4 Actions You Can Take Now Toward Total RM

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By Sarah Jones, Director of Revenue Management & Special Projects, SHR In the recent Skift article, Hotel Revenue Managers Say They Want a Revolution, author Sean O’Neill explores the question of why, if this is true, real changes have been slow in coming. He draws this conclusion by comparing Cornell University studies from 2010 and […]