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4 resorts under LAYA Hotels brand to use IDS Next Hotel ERP to enhance operational capabilities and increase guest satisfaction.

(TRAVPR.COM) INDIA - August 4th, 2015 - Bangalore, 4 August 2015: IDS Next Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a global leader in providing Hotel ERP and software solutions to hospitality and leisure industries has announced that it will install their enterprise class Hotel ERP for Sri Lanka based hospitality chain, LAYA Hotels.  The group has 4 luxury resorts namely, Laya Leisure, Laya Safari, Laya Beach and LAYA WAVES.

LAYA Hotels, which gets its name from the Sanskrit word ‘Laya’ - a state of tranquility and peacefulness has earned the reputation for offering authentic Sinhalese hospitality. In the increasingly competitive hospitality industry in Sri Lanka, they have also emerged as the desired hotspot for travelers looking to experience an exotic holiday in an offbeat, calm locale.

Sharing his views on this positive development, Mr. Binu Mathews, CEO at IDS Next said, “We are delighted to be associated with LAYA Hotels. Their management has displayed thought-leadership in their desire to leverage robust, scalable hotel software to grow room occupancy, enhance guest experience, reduce costs and grow profitability. Their goal closely aligns with IDS Next’s endeavor and we are glad to be partnering them.”

IDS Next Hotel ERP has a number of unique features that make it increasingly desired as a technology partner in Sri Lanka. The comprehensive Hotel ERP has been customized to the needs of the Sri Lankan hospitality market, has a lower total cost of ownership, is PA DSS certified for hacker proof security, and most importantly backed by a 24/7 technical support centre.

Having seamlessly integrated Front Office and Back of the House modules, IDS Next Hotel ERP is empowered with Hotel 360. This solution set consists of a distribution platform, channel manager, web booking engine, online reputation management, business analytics, revenue management, mobile apps and cloud solutions that are designed to enable a hotel to sell until the last room, grow room occupancy and increase RevPAR and ARR.

IDS Next has a strong presence in Sri Lanka since early 90s. “The hospitality industry in Sri Lanka is growing at an impressive pace and we are thrilled to be welcoming LAYA Hotels to our expanding client list. The hotel industry is looking for world-class solutions like that offered by IDS Next and we are glad to be offering an expanding solution set to suit the demanding needs of both hoteliers and their potential guests,” said Mr. Nandika Udupihilla, Country Head – Sales and Operations, Sri Lanka and Maldives, IDS Next.

Brigadier Mahinda Jayasinghe, COO, LAYA Hotels group said, “At LAYA, we keep the bar on guest satisfaction high. We thus needed to partner with a software provider who could offer us high quality solutions that was designed for our needs and continuously evolved with technology trends. Our vision is to make all our properties the most sought after destinations in the country. That led us to partner with IDS Next Business Solutions.”

About IDS Next Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd

IDS Next Business Solutions is a global leader in providing Hotel ERP and technology solutions for the Hospitality and Leisure industries. We have earned the trust of over 4000 customers globally and have a strong presence in 40 plus countries across South East Asia, Oceania, Indian sub-continent, Middle East and Africa. IDS Next’s clients include Ramada Hotels, ETA Star, Ramee, Sterling, Choice Hotels International, Swissôtel, Aitkens Spence, Colombo Courtyard, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, ITC Fortune Group, Royal Orchid Hotels, Pride Hotels, Keys Hotels, Golden Tulip and others.

IDS Next’s portfolio of capabilities include Software Development, Mobility Solutions and a range of next generation software products that address every segment of the hospitality industry, including independent hotels, chain hotels, business hotels, resorts, clubs, service apartments, limited service, and restaurants.

About Laya Hotels, Sri Lanka

Laya Hotels is a chain of army-owned resorts located around the country to provide travelers with diverse locations and experiences. Each resort is a haven in its own right and offers guests a plethora of culinary experiences coupled with scenic views, luxury lodging and warm Sri Lankan hospitality.

The venture began in 1989 as a welfare measure when the Sri Lanka Army started operating the Wadduwa Holiday Resort to provide a rest and recuperation space for Army personnel. The number of properties utilized in this way, increased and when the war ended in 2009, the Army together with the Government spearheaded the process of nation building which included the development of the tourism industry to accommodate surging tourist arrivals.

What began as a means of providing rest to brave soldiers to save beautiful Sri Lanka is today, a space for anyone looking to experience the best of Sri Lanka.

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