ALPHARETTA, GA – April 24, 2018 – The Rainmaker Group (Rainmaker), a leading provider of cloud-based hospitality revenue and profit optimization software, today announced the expansion of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) operations by naming Hicham Diab as regional director of business development MEA. Rainmaker currently provides solutions and services to several international hotel organizations in the region, including Kerzner International and Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.
Rainmaker’s decision to add a regional director of business development will further enhance its service capabilities to both current and prospective customers. With an expanded local presence, new and existing clients will have easy access to the latest innovations in revenue optimization technology.
Since Rainmaker’s Dubai office opened in 2016, the Middle East has seen growth in the hospitality industry, and this trend is expected to continue. In terms of pipeline numbers for January, STR data indicates the region had 333 properties with more than 105,000 rooms under construction, representing a 22.4 percent increase year-over-year. Rainmaker’s innovative solutions enable users to take full advantage of market growth by helping them maximize revenue and outpace the competition.
“We are excited to add Hicham to our team,” said Patrick Andres, Rainmaker’s managing director for the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa region. “His exceptional understanding of both the hospitality industry and revenue management, along with his extensive professional network, make him the perfect addition to our Dubai office. He will be a strong partner for the prestigious hotels and brands we are already working with, and he will help us expand our presence and value in the Middle East and Africa.”
Rainmaker’s groundbreaking revenue and profit optimization product suite includes:
- 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;
- grouprev®, an innovative group pricing solution that streamlines the process of responding to group RFPs by analyzing historical data, future demand, and price sensitivity to recommend the best pricing for group business;
- revcaster®, a powerful rate shopping tool that gives hoteliers access to real-time actionable market data, so that rates can be set against the competitive landscape; and
- 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.
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Rainmaker is the hotel revenue 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, forecasting, and revenue-centric business intelligence are designed to help hoteliers streamline operations, enhance 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 and profit optimization solutions, visit www.LetItRain.com.
About Kerzner International Holdings Limited
Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, ultra-luxury hotels and residences, and innovative entertainment and gaming experiences. Kerzner’s flagship brand Atlantis, includes Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed resort on The Palm, overlooking the Arabian Sea and mainland Dubai; and Atlantis, Sanya Hainan in China, under development, as well as The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai. For more information about Kerzner and its operating subsidiaries, visit www.kerzner.com.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with more than 16,000 staff members, is represented in 23 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Approximately 20 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia) and Nairobi (Kenya). Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specializes in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the greenest Globe-certified hotel company in the world. The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, visit www.movenpick.com.