SPI and IFA Hotels & Resorts

Published March 17th, 2008 - 01:03 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

SPI and IFA Hotels & Resorts
Sign Enterprise Software Deal 

IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR) recently announced plans to implement Systems Products International (SPI) enterprise software throughout its mixed use products and network of branded residential properties, vacation ownership, fractional ownership and lifestyle membership clubs. SPI software will manage IFA HR’s marketing and sales operations, owner services and accounting, owner reservations and residential property management.
 SPI Director of Sales Matt Brosious says, “IFA Hotels & Resorts is the leading player in vacation ownership and mixed use resorts in not only Dubai but in other growing markets. With its head office in Kuwait and operational headquarters in Dubai, IFA Hotels & Resorts has projects in several major vacation destinations, including Portugal, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Lebanon, Kenya, the UAE, Zanzibar, South Africa, Thailand and the US. SPI is honored to have been selected by the knowledgeable professionals at IFA Hotels & Resorts. Dubai is poised for dramatic growth in vacation ownership and mixed-use property development and we are establishing SPI’s strong commitment to the Dubai’s market through this landmark agreement.”
“SPI is the leading, global supplier of software to the vacation ownership industry,” states IFA HR Vice President of Vacation Ownership Piaras Moriarty. “They have made a strong move to establish their presence in Dubai and to support our long-term growth. We selected SPI not only due to the strength of their software, which is first rate, but also because of their partnering approach which dovetails well with our long-term relationship philosophy.”

about ifa hotels & resorts
IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR) is a leader in the development of premier integrated and mixed-use hotel and tourism resort projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, Africa the Indian Ocean region, Asia and North America. IFA HR’s main operating office is located in Dubai, while its head office is in Kuwait.  The company is run by Chairman and Managing Director Talal Jassim Al-Bahar along with President & COO Werner Burger and VPs in key markets across the globe. IFA HR is a global specialist in resort development and the company enjoys close links to premier hospitality operators such as Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Kempinski Hotels, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts.

about systems products international (spi)
SPI offers the world's leading suite of software and advanced technology products for the vacation ownership industry. SPI products embody industry best practices, ensuring that clients’ marketing, sales, property management, finance, maintenance fee and mortgage receivables servicing, centralized reservations and Web site consumer access operations are fully-integrated, cost effective and efficient. Founded in 1978 and based in Miami, Florida SPI can be reached at +1-305-858-9505, sales@spiinc.com or www.spiinc.com.

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