Houston, TX – SHR, an innovative provider of advanced distribution technology and services for the hospitality industry, today announced that the Kennebunkport Resort Collection has migrated their portfolio of eight luxury and boutique hotels to the WindsurferCRS distribution platform. The Kennebunkport properties will also utilize TopSail™, SHR’s responsive booking engine, to better showcase all that their hotels have to offer.
“We are excited to begin this partnership with the Kennebunkport Resort Collection and are confident that the experience offered by WindsurferCRS and TopSail™ will prove beneficial not only for staff at the properties, but for their guests as well,” says Drew Rosser, VP of Sales & Marketing for SHR.
Each of Kennebunkport’s eight properties is unique in style, design, and location, and the goal is to showcase their unique attributes in the booking engine. In addition to providing a booking engine for each individual property, Kennebunkport wanted the ability for guests to book any property through their corporate website. With the flexibility and chain functionality of WindsurferCRS and TopSail™, guests can easily book at any Kennebunkport hotel on the corporate website. The collection will also be utilizing many direct connections through WindsurferCRS to better manage rates and inventory on primary OTA sites such as Booking.com.
“We are excited to work with the WindsurferCRS team and product. Their innovative approach toward managing distribution channels and excellent customer service make them an ideal partner for our collection of properties,” says Debbie Lennon, Operating Partner for the Kennebunkport Resort Collection.
SHR is an innovative provider of advanced distribution technology and services for the hospitality industry. The company serves thousands of properties around the globe on its distribution platform, WindsurferCRS. With a focus on flexibility for the hotelier and creating a memorable experience for the guest, WindsurferCRS provides optimal functionality for all types of properties. SHR’s Whiteboard Labs provides custom solutions for the hospitality industry, including custom booking engines, website design and development, and cutting edge applications. Hoteliers can tap into SHR’s expertise and knowledge of the industry by utilizing the Revenue Management for Hire service—a cost effective revenue management solution for any property.
Additional information about SHR and hospitality industry trends may be found at the Company’s website: www.shr.global
(SHR is the trade name for Sceptre Hospitality Resources, LLC)
About Kennebunkport Resort Collection
The Kennebunkport Resort Collection is a collection of resort properties unique in design, style and architecture. All share a common intuitive understanding of exceptional guest service, unmatched attention to detail and sophisticated style as well as a strong desire to create extraordinary guest experiences filled with joy, fun and entertainment. With a diverse portfolio of properties – Hidden Pond, one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in the Northeast; the Kennebunkport Inn, a casually hip New England inn centrally located in downtown Kennebunkport; The Cottages at Cabot Cove, featuring individually designed waterfront cottages; the Grand Hotel, Lower Village’s newest boutique hotel offering sweeping views of the Kennebunk River; The Tides Beach Club, Southern Maine’s only beachfront luxury boutique hotel; The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, a nautically adorned property with wrap-around, harbor-facing deck; The Lodge on the Cove, a retro, family-friendly refurbished motor lodge; and the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, a grand, oceanfront summer estate in nearby Cape Arundel – the KRC offers unique and varied options for travelers. Included in the KRC’s portfolio are a number of notable restaurants and event venues including Earth at Hidden Pond, One Dock at the Kennebunkport Inn, The Tides Beach Club, Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, Abbondante Trattoria & Bar and David’s KPT – providing outstanding dining experiences, each very different from the next in style, design and culinary inspiration.