Hotel.de is a company headquartered in Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany, which runs Internet plattforms for booking hotels. It was founded in 2001 and was listed in the General Standard from 2006 to 2011 and in the Entry Standard during 2012/2013 at Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In 2013 hotel.de was delisted after a squeeze out by HRS, which holds a majority since 2011. Together the former competitors are reaching roughly two-thirds market share. Hotel.de AG with its international brand Hotel.de operates a global hotel reservation service for companies and private customers at its www.hotel.de and www.hotel.info addresses. Hotel.de and Hotel.de offer business and leisure customers the opportunity to book hotels globally with the best rates available for that day. Customers can book easily from a large selection of different hotel types and there are no booking fees.
Hotel.de offers business and private customers the possibility to book hotels of all categories throughout the world at preferred rates. The service which is easy to use is available free of charge, specifically, online or via the company’s own multilingual 24-hour service centre. Booking customers profit from considerable cost savings. These primarily result from the preferential room rates granted to Hotel.de because of the large booking volume produced. Customers also benefit from a best-price guarantee on room rates, whilst business travellers can enjoy the special rates available to corporate customers. Additionally, HOTELDE always displays all available rates at every hotel, so that the customer can choose the lowest or most appropriate rate (Best Buy). The booking can subsequently be made easily either online or by telephone. A comprehensive range of services for both the booking customers and hotels underlines the excellent service and quality standards of Hotel.de.
On the supplier side, Hotel.de offers its member hotels an additional distribution channel with a wide reach and a particularly effective target group approach. In addition toHotel.de’s myRES reservation system, the integration of external central reservation systems (CRS) of the member hotels on the Hotel.de reservation platform allows the hotels to automatically update their available rooms at Hotel.de. This obviates the need for complex manual updating, which usually accounts for a major share of a hotel’s distribution expenses. Compared to a hotel’s own distribution efforts, other online travel service providers and travel agents, Hotel.de often offers not only a wider reach but frequently also a more cost-efficient distribution channel.
Since January 2007, Hotel.de has also been placing conferences. The company took over the conference data base, the online booking tool and the customer base of intergerma Marketing GmbH & Co. KG, Hamm, who were operating in the conference business up to that point. Thereby, Hotel.de is the leading online service for the reservation of conference hotels. The company not only offers individual overnight stays, but also conference packages, comprising of catering and technical equipment as well as the corresponding facilities. The average value of conference bookings is 15 times as high as is with individual hotel reservations.