HMC

January 24, 2006 09:05 ET

The Stein Group Signs Agreement with HMC

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Jan 24, 2006) -

HMC (Hospitality Marketing Concepts), the leading solution provider of travel industry membership and database management programs, is pleased to announce an exciting new agreement with The Stein Group.

Under the agreement, HMC will be creating and implementing a private-label membership program for The Stein Group, with benefits valid at all 13 luxury lifestyle properties across Europe. Through Stein Plus, members will enjoy member-only room rates, complimentary nights, room upgrades, special offers, and more in prime cities such as Paris, Monte Carlo, Eze, Barcelona, Mallorca, London, Dublin, Amalfi Coast, Florence and Amsterdam. The 12-month membership also provides the member with unlimited free dining at any of the hotel restaurants when accompanied by one or more paying guests.

"We are a growing hotel company with at least four new openings within the next 18 months," said David Stein, president of The Stein Group. "Our hotels have won international accolades and we have a growing repeat-customer base. Partnering with HMC gives us turn-key solutions that will continue to grow our brand loyalty, and the CRM technology to manage our relationship and communication with our customers. We look forward to having HMC as part of our team."

"HMC has developed and implemented over 5,000 hotel membership programs over the past 18 years for upscale hotels and hotel groups around the world," said Marwan Ramadan, president, EMEA, for Hospitality Marketing Concepts. "HMC puts behind each of our partnership our extensive expertise, our sizeable network of business professionals, and cutting-edge CRM technology. We will help The Stein Group secure a qualified membership base and foster stronger customer loyalty."

All hotels in The Stein Hotel Group portfolio will also join CLUBHOTEL®, which is HMC's proprietary network of high-quality full-service hotels around the world. By providing room and dining benefits to CLUBHOTEL® members, The Stein Hotel Group will have access to a substantial marketing database consisting mainly of senior executives, professionals and business travelers.

ABOUT HMC

With headquarters in Newport Beach, Calif., HMC is the leading provider of travel industry paid consumer membership and database management programs. HMC provides services to more than 1,000 full-service hotels worldwide. A selection of clients includes InterContinental, Le Meridien, Starwood, Ritz, Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental, Husa, Orbis, Raffles and Swissotel. HMC is a global company with offices in more than 70 countries including Italy, France, U.K., Germany, Spain, Poland, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, UAE, Egypt, Venezuela, Brazil, Canada and United States. More information about HMC may be found on the company's Web site http://hmc.clubhotel.com or by contacting Peter Gorla, director of marketing at 949-833-8000, ext. 218, or via e-mail at gorlap@clubhotel.com.

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