The Plaza Hotel and Casino announced today it has entered into an exclusive multi-year partnership agreement with Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company. The agreement makes Expedia the only online travel agency (OTA) to offer the Plaza’s all-new guest rooms and suites, making this the first exclusive partnership for the Las Vegas hotel-casino and an OTA.
This partnership makes Plaza Hotel and Casino widely available to the millions of domestic and international travelers that visit the 100 Expedia and Hotels.com online and mobile travel sites worldwide, in addition to Hotwire.com, corporate travel site Egencia, and on more than 10,000 active affiliate sites through Expedia Affiliate Network. Additionally, the Plaza Hotel and Casino will now feature the only Expedia Local Expert Concierge Desk in downtown Las Vegas, where guests may visit to purchase tickets for local activities and entertainment, make dining reservations, and gather tourism information.
"Selling guest rooms is integral to the success of any hotel-casino," said Tony Santo, president and CEO of Santo Gaming LLC, the licensee for Play LV which is the operator for the Plaza Hotel and Casino. "Expedia is one of the world’s most effective channels for delivering room night bookings to Las Vegas hotels, so this partnership just made sense."
"By partnering with the Plaza Hotel and Casino, we’re able to reintroduce their newly remodeled property to the nearly 60 million travelers that visit Expedia and Hotels.com sites each month, and provide them an exclusive opportunity to stay in one of downtown Las Vegas’ premier hotel-casinos," said Daniel Wathen, Expedia’s director of market management for the North American gaming region.