Global hospitality group Millennium Hotels & Resorts (MHR) has launched Millennium for Business, a digital programme specially designed to empower small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to better manage lodging options for corporate travels. This replaces their former corporate offering, Business Direct.
Set up and management is easy. Any registered company can apply for a free business account using a co-branded credit card, after which a booking system - much like travel metasearch engines for lodging such as booking.com - offers flexibility for individual or team bookings, down to specifications according to travel itinerary, team members' needs and full spend visibility in one centralised dashboard.
Apart from promising guaranteed lowest rates within their portfolio of over 130 hotels worldwide, tangible perks include regular room upgrades, early check-in and late check-out, access to club or executive lounge, cashback for every booking and stay, as well as 15% off all dining and event space bookings. There's no limit to the number of team members a company can add to the account. In particular, businesses might also appreciate the ability to modify bookings right up until 2pm on day of check-in (with a 25% charge of booking fee).
In a time where SMEs are increasingly combining trips for business and leisure, Nayan Peshkar, SVP of digital, distribution & revenue strategy, shared the need for a service that personalised corporate travel, but which needed to be secure too.
"Millennium for Business is a product that empowers SMEs as the key target booker, having seen how under-represented they are in the business travel sector. This purely digital platform makes travel procurement efficient, secure and simple."
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