MICROS-Fidelio Ireland Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MICROS Systems, Inc., and leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that newly formed AC Hotels by Marriott has selected the MICROS OPERA solution for its 91 properties located throughout Spain, Portugal, and Italy. The solution includes Property Management and Back Office along with MICROS Simphony Enterprise Restaurant Point-of-Service. The integrated MICROS solution will be centrally hosted in the MICROS Frankfurt Datacenter and delivered using cloud computing technology. The deployment will begin in May 2011 and conclude by the end of the calendar year.
AC Hotels by Marriott combines the strengths of AC Hotels’ urban lifestyle product with Marriott International’s global systems, distribution, and sales platform. MICROS OPERA and MICROS Simphony provide AC Hotels by Marriott and the Spanish and Mediterranean markets with a powerful solution that satisfies local fiscal and legal requirements.
“We selected MICROS-Fidelio because it offers AC Hotels by Marriott the integrated solution we require to effectively manage our entire estate, including advanced hosting opportunities based on the latest technology located in the heart of Europe,” stated Carlos Catalán Heredero, Vice President, AC Hotels.
“The MICROS OPERA and MICROS Simphony solutions offer business functions that allow guest personalization and provide a solid platform for our continued growth,” stated John Tattersfield, Vice President of Information Resources, European Division, Marriott International. “MICROS’ solutions have served Marriott International well over the years and we look forward to growing and expanding our partnership.”
“We are honored to be selected by the newly formed AC Hotels by Marriott,” stated Kaweh Niroomand, President of MICROS Europe, Africa and Middle East. “We look forward to providing the technology and services required to enable this joint venture and continuing our partnership with future development opportunities.”
About AC Hotels
Founded in 1998 by Antonio Catalán, AC Hotels currently (ac-hotels.com) has a portfolio of over 90 hotels in ownership, leasing or management, in Spain, Italy and Portugal, encompassing more than 9,500 rooms and approximately 2800 employees. Among other accolades, the chain has been awarded with the Prince of Asturias Award for Business Excellence for Grand Hotel as the best national hotel company in 2009 and chosen for Expansion as the best Spanish hotel company to work.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (marriott.com) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,500 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 129,000 employees at 2010 year-end. It is ranked by FORTUNE as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best companies to work for. In fiscal year 2010, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $12 billion.
About MICROS-Fidelio GmbH
MICROS-Fidelio GmbH in the EAME region is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MICROS Systems, Inc. (micros.com), which provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 330,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 130 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 25,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality through its MICROS-Retail division for more than 90,000 retail stores worldwide. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
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