Who says Amadeus and global distribution systems generally are all about airlines?
Amadeus is doing something about that perception and today launched Amadeus Hotel Platform using a Software as a Service (Saas) model.
The "above-property solution," as Amadeus describes it, is an integrated platform offering central reservation system, property management system and GDS services.
Amadeus claims the system will enable hoteliers to concentrate on their core businesses and adapt to marketplace changes without having to worry about technology since Amadeus will be hosting the solution.
This is the second SaaS technology platform initiative for the hotel industry unveiled this week.
HP announced earlier in the week that it has licensed Pegasus Solutions technology to develop an integrated hotel platform.
Like Amadeus, HP is better known for its work in the airline industry than in the hotel sector.
Both Amadeus and HP are counting on their reputations as huge, global technology players to give them street cred in the hotel industry.