HRS wins top award for travel website


Hotel Reservation Service (HRS), a European market leader in the sector, has been named one of the best websites catering for business travel.

HRS was ranked second by the Business Traveller magazine in its Business Travel Award 2001 in the best websites category for business travel.

Lufthansa was ranked first while Deutsche Bahn came in third.

HRS has a hotel database containing more than 90,000 hotels worldwide, of all price categories, which can be booked online by a mouse-click at special discounted rates.

The system, which has been operating for 29 years, offers free hotel reservations to anyone requiring accommodation, said a company spokesman.

"City visitors wishing to spend their Easter in the beautiful city of Rome, or businessmen requiring accomodation at short notice, will both find something to suit their needs and requirements," said the spokesman.

"Smaller businesses and bigger cooperations can be directly connected with the HRS system for free. Bookings are free of charge, can be transacted within a split second and are confirmed immediately. Payment follows at the hotel, and reservations without credit card are possible."

At present more than 8,650 international companies are exclusively using the HRS system for processing their reservations and bookings.

The mobile phone business is also becoming increasingly important for the hotel reservation sector.

In line with latest GPRS developments, HRS has released its new WAP Version 2.0, to be found at

With only a few clicks, WAP users can now book their hotel anywhere in the world. Reservations can be placed via the call center at +49(0)221/2077-600 from 07.00-24.00 hrs, or via the Internet at or