HMS Infotech is proud to have the Pousadeiros chain of hotels from Rio De Janeiro, sign up with Hotelogix – a cloud-based property management system (PMS). Hotelogix has been keen to enter the Brazilian markets, which leads the travel and tourism economy in Latin America. We warmly welcome the Pousadeiros Group to our growing user community in 54 countries. The company owns four hotels: Le Siramat (Petrópolis), Pousada do Centro Leste (Búzios), Pousada do Centro Oeste (Búzios) e Pousada do Centro Norte (Búzios).
The hotels have spared no time, and have already started using Hotelogix in all four properties. Hotelogix helps them manage the key areas of operations led by FrontDesk, Housekeeping, Points of Sale at Restaurants, and providing informative Reports for the management to assist with their decisions. The solution further centralizes all critical operations, which makes daily working easier, and much more efficient. The program is a cloud-based solution, accessible from any kind of device with Internet access, be it your desktop, a smartphone, tablet or laptops.
According to Pousadeiros owner, Felipe Almeida, the decision has been made while keeping in mind the upcoming challenge they face. In his words "We have started to use Hotelogix for a short period of time but we have already seen a lot of operational benefits. We are changing the way we work. Our processes cost less and are faster. Our Reservation, Frontdesk, and Financial departments are more integrated with the Web-based system. The online support is also very good and helpful."
Pousadeiros has been researching and comparing solutions for a long time, in view of expansion of their chain over time. Almeida adds "We have tried other systems and solutions, but none of them matched our needs the way Hotelogix did. We got a reference from another Hotelogix user, Hotel Rio 180o, Rio de Janeiro city, who is really happy with the services provided by the solution and it made us feel more comfortable and confident".
According to Rio 180º manager, Jean-Christophe Marois, the referral was due to the advantages of the cloud-based solution. "I suggested the system to the Pousadeiros chain, because it is appropriate for small and mid-sized properties. It is also very cost-effective."
With clients in more than 50 countries, Hotelogix has been implementing several Sales and Marketing strategies, with keen focus on the Brazilian market. CEO Aditya Sanghi emphasizes other attributes which make the country a top target for international companies. "Brazil is an emerging country with high potential in its hospitality market, due to its natural beauties. Moreover, the country is hosting two major events in the near future – 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. We have been planning to approach the Brazilian market at the right time. Two years in advance would give us enough time to create the right strategy and also learn from the Brazilian hotels’ needs."
According to Hotelogix Founder, Prabhash Bhatnagar, "Having The Pousadeiros Group in Hotelogix family is exciting. Our long haul plans for Brazil should help us grow many such mutually beneficial relationships with the Hotels of the region." He further adds "Hotelogix provides a solution that will address the growing demands of this Market, and use the opportunities to help the Hotels to increase their revenues."