by admin on March 29, 2011
Pyxle was selected by Renuka City Hotel PLC, to engineer the solution for an online room reservation and booking. The Pyxle.RES solution (RES solution) presently deployed at other major hotels in Sri Lanka, was selected by Renuka based on the functionality, support and scalability offered by Pyxle.
The system was launched simultaneously with the “Rediscover Renuka” refurbishment at the hotel; which culminated with the entire re-launch of the Hotel for 2011.
With the travel and tourism industry gathering momentum in Sri Lanka, more customers globally and locally tend to use the benefits of an online reservation and booking system to make travel reservations.
The experience of using the internet for inspecting hotel rooms, facilities and local activities together with special offers and secured transactions is the primary reason for many customers making reservations online. Additionally travelers may experience control over detailed preferences, destination options and the ability to personalise travel plans on advanced reservation systems.
Recent industry case studies showcase that many global hotels and motel chains have successfully implemented the use of online hotel reservation software to increase profitability. Corporations have realised the significant cost savings through reduced cycle time, increased use of direct transactions between hotel and guest together with better cash-flow through the complete prepayment by guests.
The solution provided by Pyxle covered the design and development of the new corporate website, a comprehensive CMS (Content Management System), the reservations and booking engine and payment gateway integration with Commercial bank of Ceylon. The redesigned website can now be accessed at www.renukahotel.com which showcases the completely refurbished Hotel Renuka with upgraded rooms, facilities, banqueting services and conference center.
Speaking at the launch Arnila Thambiayah Joint Managing Director of Hotel Renuka, said “Working with Pyxle on Hotel Renuka’s web site was easy. The team at Pyxle were focused on the project from beginning to end and provided us with the exact solution. We appreciate the expertise and professionalism of Pyxle”
The Pyxle.RES booking and reservations system has been developed over a five year period with numerous technology and usability upgrades. Functionality such as Hot Deals, Up seller, Tour planner, Multiple hotel integration, Interactive map, Dynamic pricing, and Reporting are offered within the system as standalone or optional modules. The latest upcoming version of Pyxle.RES will even offer direct GDS integration (Global Distribution System) and back office integration to Accounting Applications or hotel management systems.
Upbeat about the latest implementation Presantha Jayamaha, Managing Director at Pyxle commended, “We are happy to partner with Hotel Renuka at a stage where Sri Lanka is a hot bed for tourism. Given our experience in developing hotel reservation systems for some of the largest hotels in Sri Lanka; we took up the challenge with Hotel Renuka”. We amended the system so that it was easier to use and allowed the user to book quickly; attributes we believe were necessary for the typical business clientele that visit Hotel Renuka. We believe that the complete website solution and reservations system will add value to the hotel and increase the brand perception for new and existing clientele.
Pyxle specialises in web applications, software development and internet marketing services using global standards and technology. “We have over 200 local companies that use our technology to get a competitive edge on the Internet. I am happy to partner with Hotel Renuka.”
Hotel Renuka is located in the heart of Colombo and is conveniently located just steps away from some of the City’s best attractions. The hotel is well-known for its comfortable accommodation, high levels of service and good restaurants.