Luxury Hotel to Implement Range of Solutions to Enhance Efficiency and Guest Service
BOCA RATON, Fla. – May 27, 2008 – Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software solutions, announced today that Kilronan Castle, one of Ireland’s most luxurious five-star hotels, has selected a comprehensive Visual One suite of products by Agilysys to streamline operations at the property. Kilronan Castle’s sister hotel, Lough Rynn, has used the Visual One suite for several years.
“We chose the Visual One suite because it is both efficient and user-friendly,” said Michelle Coghlan, resident manager at Kilronan Castle. “We have had a very good experience with the software at our sister property. The Visual One property management system by Agilysys, in particular, provides more reports than many other systems, and everything is tightly integrated so that operations run smoothly. The system also will enhance guest service by enabling the hotel to keep an accurate and up-to-date log of guest requests and preferences and build a database for mailings and other marketing campaigns.”
Kilronan Castle is implementing the following Visual One solutions:
- Visual One Property Management System, a complete property management solution that offers a wide range of features and functionality, including front office operations, guest history, housekeeping, reservations management and more.
- Visual One Point-of-Sale (POS) System, a made-for-hospitality POS solution that is both touch-screen and barcode controlled. It will be used for spa charges at Kilronan Castle.
- Visual One Sales & Catering System, a powerful and flexible software system that manages meeting room and banquet operations.
- Visual One Spa Management System, a feature-rich spa management solution that will enable Kilronan Castle to keep track of employee work schedules and commission levels and send e-mail appointment confirmations to guests.
“Kilronan Castle is a landmark property, and we are delighted to add it to our growing roster of customers in Ireland and the United Kingdom,” said Tina Stehle, senior vice president and general manager of Agilysys Hospitality Solutions. “Visual One’s integrated solutions, combining property management, point-of-sale, spa management and sales & catering, will boost efficiency and reduce costs, while complementing the hotel’s efforts to provide an impeccable guest experience.”
One of Ireland’s most luxurious five-star hotels, Kilronan Castle is one of only a few Irish estates that can trace its history back to royal families. Located in Ballyfarnon, the Roscommon County castle is majestically situated on the shores of Lough Meelagh, surrounded by more than 40 acres of lush green pastures, ancient forests and historical points of interest. The hotel includes 84 uniquely decorated rooms and suites, a conference and banqueting center, a fine dining restaurant and bar. A luxury spa will be completed in September 2008; and a Nick Faldo-designed golf course in 2009. Kilronan Castle is owned by the Hanly Group.
About Agilysys, Inc.
Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The company uses technology — including hardware, software and services — to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs. The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.
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Maureen Morreale, Agilysys, Inc., 440-519-8161, firstname.lastname@example.org
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