Visitors to ForbesTraveler.com will have the ability to book their dream hotel instantly and seamlessly through KiwiCollection.com, it was announced today. The entire Kiwi Collection, consisting of 2,100 hotels and resorts in 140 countries, will be featured on Forbes Traveler in early 2009. Kiwi Collection will also add these booking capabilities to the Forbes Traveler 400 list of hotels.
"This is a great fit," says Kiwi Collection CEO Erik Haugen. "Forbes Traveler and Kiwi Collection are completely focused on providing luxury travelers with trusted advice. Our sole purpose is to help people achieve their ultimate travel experience and get the best possible room, rate and service during their stay. Not only is it a great match for us but, more importantly, for our customers."
Forbes.com CEO and President, Jim Spanfeller says "We're very excited to be working with Kiwi Collection. Until now, consumers visiting ForbesTraveler.com had to go off-site to make a reservation for their chosen hotel, through other providers. Kiwi Collection will add another dimension of service for their properties so our users can seamlessly review a hotel's style, setting, features and rates, and immediately book their stay."
Along with the ease of booking through ForbesTraveler.com, users will enjoy negotiated value-added VIP amenities and upgrades along with the best rates available over the internet, which Kiwi Collection customers are already familiar with.
ForbesTraveler.com is designed exclusively for the affluent, discerning traveler. With active participation from the world's leading experts on luxury travel, it is the premier online source for inspiring, planning, and booking distinctive travel experiences. http://www.forbestraveler.com
About Kiwi Collection
Kiwi Collection is the world's largest independent luxury hotel reviewer and the premier source for finding and booking luxury hotels. Kiwi Collection provides an up-to-date, unbiased, and trusted resource for discerning high-end travellers. To date Kiwi Collection has signed over 2,100 properties in 140 countries, from the quaintest inns to trend-setting hotels, from high-end ranches and lodges to the most luxurious of resorts, whatever the size, whatever the affiliation, Kiwi Collection features only the best. Properties must offer truly outstanding guest experiences before they can join the collection. Participation is strictly by invitation and properties will be excluded should they no longer meet the standards. http://www.kiwicollection.com