23May

The Rainmaker Group Continues to Make a Mark in the APAC Region as it Partners with SKYCITY Entertainment Group

Author: Rainmaker

Company to Implement Rainmaker’s Industry-Leading Revenue Optimization Solutions at Two Properties in New Zealand

ALPHARETTA, GA. — May 23, 2018 —The Rainmaker Group today announced that SKYCITY Entertainment Group has selected Rainmaker’s guestrev and revintel to drive revenue at two SKYCITY locations. The agreement marks Rainmaker’s expansion in the Australian & New Zealand markets.  

SKYCITY Entertainment Group (NASDAQ: SKYTY), owns six casinos across five locations in Australia and New Zealand. The company sought a revenue management system (RMS) that could help them reveal total guest value across their property and are first focusing these efforts at SKYCITY Hotel and SKYCITY Grand, both located in Auckland, New Zealand. After weighing their options between their current RMS vendor and Rainmaker, they selected Rainmaker solutions, citing the company’s history and understanding of the gaming sector.

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“Although we were not unhappy with our current revenue management system, Rainmaker’s understanding of our desire to provide total guest value at our properties led to our decision to move,” said Colin McClean, director of Sales at SKYCITY Hotels & Tower.  “Rainmaker’s gaming history along with their ability to support a total revenue management strategy gave us the reassurance that we were making the right move. We’re excited to implement guestrev and revintel and look forward to benefiting from the increased revenue they will bring.”

This partnership comes at a great time as Rainmaker announces their plan to set up an Australian Data-Center to support their customers and expansion into the region.

SKYCITY Entertainment has selected the following revenue management and profit optimization software solutions from Rainmaker:

  • guestrev®, an intuitive and easy-to-use revenue management solution that analyzes total guest value across a hotel or casino property to forecast and price rooms;
  • revintel®, an intuitive business intelligence solution that improves day-to-day revenue management by mining various data sets and providing deep insights at a granular level.

“The Asia-Pacific region is really looking for someone to make a stand in the gaming market and provide a total revenue management solution,” said Patrick Andres, Rainmaker’s senior vice-president Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa. “Our portfolio of profit optimization and analytics solutions will do just that and we are thrilled to add SKYCITY Entertainment Group to the Rainmaker family. Our next steps in adding a support center in Australia will be of even more benefit to SKYCITY and the rest Australian hospitality market.”

About SKYCITY Entertainment:  SKYCITY Entertainment Group is New Zealand’s largest tourism, leisure and entertainment company, listed in both New Zealand and Australia.

As one of only three publicly listed casino operators in Australasia, SKYCITY operates integrated entertainment complexes in New Zealand (Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown) and Australia (Adelaide and Darwin). In addition to the contemporary casino gaming facilities, SKYCITY offers world-class restaurants, bars, conference facilities, and Auckland’s iconic SKY Tower, that appeal to both domestic and international visitors. SKYCITY operates award winning hotels in Auckland and Darwin, including SKYCITY Hotel, SKYCITY Grand Hotel and SKYCITY Darwin Hotel & Resort. Two additional hotels are under construction in Auckland and Adelaide. For more insight, visit www.skycityentertainmentgroup.com.

About Rainmaker

Rainmaker is the hotel revenue management and profit optimization cloud. The company partners with hotels, resorts, and casinos to help them outperform their revenue and profit objectives. Rainmaker’s cloud-based solutions for transient and group pricing optimization, demand forecasting, business intelligence and market analysis are designed to help hoteliers streamline operations and revenue optimization processes, improve lead performance and drive guest bookings. Recognized as one of the top privately held companies in the United States, Rainmaker has been named to Inc. 5000’s ‘Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies’ for the last seven years and to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of ‘100 Fastest Growing Companies in Atlanta.’ Rainmaker serves hospitality customers throughout the world from its corporate headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga. and from offices in Las Vegas, Singapore, and Dubai. To learn more about Rainmaker and its suite of hotel revenue management and profit optimization solutions, visit www.LetItRain.com.