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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sana-Sama Kuala Lumpur Airport Hotel

 Malaysia’s five-star Sama-Sama KL International Airport hotel has signed with Pegasus Solutions for a complete suite of distribution and reservation services to drive global bookings. The flagship property of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad’s new Sama-Sama brand, the first dedicated airport hotel brand in the region, has adopted Pegasus’ UI chain code for international sales support, and will leverage online and mobile site design and booking solutions from Pegasus’ Open Hospitality division.

Boasting 442 rooms across nine floors, the Sama-Sama KL International Airport hotel is in the final stages of an extensive renovation set for completion this March. In addition to modern and contemporary styling within the guest rooms, Sama-Sama will unveil an updated and more effective online and mobile presence from Pegasus, according to Hans Winsnes, President of Sama-Sama Hospitality Management.

“Pegasus was the obvious choice to provide the immediate global sales support and distribution booking solutions for this important hotel under our tight timeline,” said Winsnes. “In launching the Sama-Sama brand, we have sought out the best providers in terms of the systems that are essential to driving guests to our brand. Through the team’s excellent support and expert guidance, Pegasus has brought us an integrated range of distribution platforms to establish our presence in the managed travel space. Additionally, Open Hospitality’s up-to-date solutions like compelling custom website design and mobile tools will help deliver the global traveler on the move,” said Winsnes.

The Sama-Sama KL International Airport hotel is ideally situated at the KL International Airport, and is connected to the airport via skybridge. Soon, it will be joined by two airport transit hotels at KLIA and klia2 which will be called Sama-Sama Express KLIA and Sama-Sama Express klia2 respectively. Both properties will also be using Open Hospitality for web services.

“We are honored to have been selected by Malaysia Airports as their distribution and sales partner to support the launch of the Sama-Sama brand globally,” said Rachel Grier, senior vice president, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for Pegasus Solutions. “Malaysia Airports owns 39 airports in Malaysia, and has aggressive growth plans over the coming year in the airport hotel space, which we’re eager to support to ensure the brands’ ongoing success.”