LONDON (November 19, 2010) — Merlin Software for Vacation Ownership is delighted to announce that the luxury, mixed development resort Pine Cliffs Resort on Portugals Algarve coast has selected Merlin to provide software for its resort operations.
Pine Cliffs Resort is a luxurious resort set on the Algarves coastline in southern Portugal. The resort is the property of United Investments Portugal (UIP) and managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Established in the early 1990s, the resort features the five-star Sheraton Algarve and Pine Cliffs Residence, both under the Luxury Collection brand, and offers in addition a selection of fractional, freehold, membership and investment options throughout the different villas, townhouses and apartments. Guests can enjoy the resorts selection of leisure activities which include an exclusive 9-hole Golf Course & Academy, Tennis Academy, health club, direct access to Falsia Beach, swimming pools and a selection of restaurants and bars with an excellent range of gastronomy on par with the super and attentive service.
Mr Joo Richard Costa, Sales and Marketing Director, explained the reason for their choice of software provider. We are proud to partner with one of the leading providers of software for the vacation ownership industry. We constantly work to improve the Pine Cliffs Vacation Club for the benefit of our members and Merlin software will help us to better manage our Vacation Club memberships and will improve the members online booking experience.
The Pine Cliffs team were particularly keen to implement Merlins user-friendly online booking system which will make it possible for members to make their own online bookings in a live environment. Merlin provides us with the ability to easily manage our membership database, track what they own, handle the complexities of our reservation system and provide the high levels of service our members expect from us Mr Costa explained.
Merlin Software is being implemented in a two step process in line with the resorts specific requirements. Step one includes the implementation of the sales, marketing and back office accounts modules and will be completed this month. Step two will be completed at the end of January 2011 and includes front office reservations and website integration.
Merlin Software provides a complete, single software solution for todays resort business. Developed as state of the art Business Application Software, Merlin is the only software available that is intrinsically web-based and served totally over the internet. It is not functionality that has been added as an afterthought in order to keep up with modern trends. Users access their Merlin accounts securely via a web browser from anywhere. Functionality includes the Merlin marketing, sales, front office and back office modules, stand alone exchange facility and website integration.
The technology platform for Merlin consists of a Microsoft SQL Server database back end with the front end built using Active Server Pages (Browser Front End).
For more information on Merlin Software for Vacation Ownership contact Mike Ashton by e-mail at [email protected] or visit www.quickmerlin.com to arrange a full demonstration of the software.
About Merlin Software
Merlin Software has been developed by Mike Pnematicatos who has over 25 years experience in the fractional and vacation ownership industry in sales, marketing and resort management.
Using the latest web technology, Merlin is the complete software package for todays hospitality industry and can handle all types of ownership product.
Merlin Software incorporates modules for sales, marketing and front and back office. Its inherent flexibility means it can operate all types of sales activity and holiday product. As Merlin is served over the Internet there is no requirement for any expensive communication links or set up fees and can be accessed from wherever there is an Internet connection.
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