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Historic Five-star CastaDiva Resort on Italy’s Lake Como Chooses International Representation with Utell® Hotels & Resorts

  • Pegasus Solutions Inc.
  • 06.03.10
Utell® Hotels & Resorts has added another prestigious five-star European destination to its growing international portfolio of more than 9,000 hotels in 146 countries.

The historic five-star CastaDiva Resort on Italy’s Lake Como brings the world’s largest and most experienced representation service’s Italian presence to nearly 200.

Nestled on the banks of Italy’s Lake Como, where George Clooney also resides in his famed Villa Oleandra, The CastaDiva Resort features nine villas on a beautifully landscaped 26,000 square-meters. CastaDiva, which is the only five-star property in Lake Como open year-round, is surrounded by a botanic park, with picturesque villas connected through walkways adorned with gardens and waterfalls. The entire resort is situated around the Villa Roccabruna, a historic villa erected in the late 18th century offering period salons, a 1,300 square-meter spa, ten suites, and access to the Resort’s marina and floating pool directly on Lake Como. A truly unique destination, the CastaDiva Resort is an enviable addition to Utell, according to Avelina Iglesias, vice president of sales and account management in EMEA for Utell Hotels & Resorts.
“Set against the same backdrop as some of the last decade’s most alluring films, including ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Ocean’s Twelve,’ Lake Como is a sought after destination around the world to a variety of travelers,” Iglesias said. “The CastaDiva Resort captures the appeal of both the area’s natural beauty and the consummate luxury hotel experience. It is a fantastic addition to the Utell portfolio for leisure and business travelers seeking sophisticated Italian accommodations.”

 As a Utell member, the CastaDiva Resort will be able to reap the rewards of Utell’s extensive and proven business-generating relationships with the majority of the world’s travel agencies, as well as preferred agreements with major TMCs (travel management companies), online distributors, corporations and consortia groups. The CastaDiva Resort will also gain access to a complete range of powerful competitive intelligence tools, award-winning Web services, market-leading reservations and booking technology services, all powered by Pegasus Solutions and provided to Utell members.

“We’ve thought through every detail in introducing the CastaDiva Resort as an international destination,” said Giancarlo Porcu, general manager of the CastaDiva Resort. “For this reason, we’ve selected the industry’s best, Utell, to represent our property to the travel agent, corporate and online booking community, whether they’re booking travel for individuals, groups or events.”

The CastaDiva Resort, a member of the Utell Luxury Collection, is now available on the global distribution systems (GDSs) under Utell’s chain code, UI, and at the dedicated travel agent Web site www.UtellAgent.com.

About the CastaDiva Resort

The CastaDiva Resort is part of The Tais Collection, a luxury hotel brand launched in April 2009 by Compañia de las Islas Ocidentales (CIO), a family company based in Tenerife. The chain includes Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort, located in the southern part of the island, that includes 40 villas and 350 rooms, as well as a spectacular spa opened in 2009. The Tais Collection expresses a new concept of luxury hotels, but with a common trait: unique and exclusive facilities in areas that have not been spoilt by mass tourism yet, offering peerless services and top features.

About Utell® Hotels & Resorts – Celebrating 80 years of excellence in marketing the world’s hotels

Utell Hotels & Resorts, part of Pegasus Solutions Inc, is the world’s leading hotel representation service providing a specialized range of powerful sales, marketing and distribution solutions for hotels and travel distributors. Utell is chosen by nearly 9,000 independent hotels and small groups in nearly 150 countries, and comprises an extensive and diverse international portfolio that includes luxury, boutique, value, business and resort properties for both business and leisure travelers. Utell offers an unrivaled combination of 80 years’ experience representing hotels by delivering first class business generating solutions. These include preferred travel agent and online partnership agreements, a range of worldwide marketing programs, leading edge Internet booking engine solutions, comprehensive business intelligence reporting capabilities and award-winning hotel Web site marketing. Utell’s products and services are used by thousands of travel agencies, travel providers and businesses worldwide, including major global TMC’s (travel management companies), corporations, online distributors and consortia groups.

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