Iconic South African boutique hotel group selects IDeaS to enhance pricing capabilities and efficiency

IDeaS platform rolled out across global estate, including legendary Le Quartier Français

JOHANNESBURG– July 3, 2017: IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of revenue management software solutions and advisory services, is pleased to announce their partnership with acclaimed South African hotel group, the Leeu Collection.

Based in South Africa’s Winelands, the Leeu Collection has built an unrivaled reputation for its luxury boutique hotels, including the legendary Le Quartier Francais – regularly acclaimed as one of the world’s best small hotels.

In recent years, the company has expanded its multi-award-winning hospitality business, purchasing prominent properties in Europe that share its ethos of creating unrivalled guest escapes. To help manage its international growth, Leeu Collection has chosen IDeaS Pricing System to increase operational efficiency and boost revenue at their prestigious hotel properties.

“Our European expansion means our portfolio now includes luxury hotels in Florence and England’s Lake District – and in 2019, it will include a new venue in London’s West End,” said Claire Edwards, Director of Yield, Revenue & Sales . “However, operating internationally inevitably brings a range of new challenges, including how to best manage costs and maximise revenue.”

“By using the IDeaS Pricing System across our entire estate, we can operate more efficiently through automating pricing decisions and eliminating many of our manual practices. It also allows us to take a more scientific approach to forecasting and our overall revenue strategy. The IDeaS Pricing System is a cost-effective way to give our busy hotel managers immediate access to industry leading visual analytics and reporting capabilities.”

Powered by advanced analytics and more than 28 years of innovation in hospitality technology, IDeaS’ solutions equip clients with a clear view of their data through pricing, forecasting and optimisation strategies, giving them greater control over their business performance.

“We are delighted the iconic and highly successful boutique hotel group, Leeu Collection, has allowed us to partner closely with them and support their growing business,” said Fabian Specht, EMEA managing director for IDeaS.

“Their decision is part of a growing trend among smaller boutique groups to adopt a more sophisticated approach to revenue management strategy, as more and more managers are understanding its value and importance in today’s markets.”

In response to consistent enquiries from hotel and hospitality professionals, IDeaS will be running a seminar in South Africa later this year to illustrate the extraordinary opportunities made possible through automated pricing and revenue management practices.

About IDeaS

With more than one 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 with nearly three decades of experience, IDeaS proudly supports more than 9,000 clients in 106 countries and is relentless about providing hoteliers with insightful ways to manage the data behind hotel pricing.

IDeaS empowers 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.

About Leeu Collection

The Leeu Collection comprises three, five-star boutique properties in South Africa’s scenic wine lands: Leeu Estates, Leeu House and Le Quartier Français.

The Leeu Collection’s first addition outside of South Africa is Linthwaite House, a 30-room, four-star boutique country retreat in England’s scenic Lake District.

The second is Leeu Villa Querce in Florence, Italy, a 70-plus room luxury hotel and gardens set to open in 2021.

The latest acquisition is a former office building in London’s fashionable West End that will be transformed into a 70-plus luxury hotel (opening in 2019).

For more information visit www.leeucollection.com