(060807) Lodging Made Easy: About The LodgingGuide Directory

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About The
LodgingGuide Directory

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the LodgingGuideSM Directory, a leading publisher of hospitality sites worldwide. This page presents an overview of our service and our company.

What is the LodgingGuidesm Directory?

The LodgingGuide Directory, parent publication of the HotelGuide Network, presents a worldwide list of resorts, hotels, motels, inns, beds and breakfasts and more. The LodgingGuide service's goal is to be the single source of lodging information worldwide, assisting all of our readers in finding and reserving the lodgings of their choice.

What is the difference between the LodgingGuide and HotelGuide services?

The two publications are closely related, but serve different needs. The HotelGuide Network, located primarily at http://hotelguide.net, focuses almost exclusively on providing discount ("net") rates from hotel properties. The LodgingGuide service, on the other hand, is more than just discount hotels. The service presents a comprehensive directory of substantially all of the lodging options in a given metropolitan area, including smaller non-hotel properties, resorts, beds-and-breakfasts, boutiques, so called "mom and pop" properties, and much more. Unlike so many other sites that only display information for properties in their sales inventory, we bring you rates from multiple sources, saving you time searching endlessly online.

What Makes LodgingGuide Different

We Keep It Relevant

First and foremost, LodgingGuide is a publication, not just a another reservation service. Our primary purpose is to provide our readers with complete accommodations information and our goal is to have people worldwide think of us first when they look for lodging. As a convenience, we do provide specific links to hotel reservation services with which we have a relationship, but the presence of links does not influence our editorial judgment on how to present our information.

You Can Make Direct Contact

We don’t hesitate to list property phone numbers and other contact information. Strange as it might sound, providing direct phone numbers on a website is nearly unheard of in the industry! Have a look around the typical responses you see in the search engines for hotel queries, and you'll notice that sites run by reservation services and their "affiliates" do everything they can to hide the direct contact numbers of the hotels. Unlike so many others, the LodgingGuide staff and editors trusts our readers to make an informed decision if they want to book direct or book with the LodgingGuide service. It's your choice. Ask yourself why other "discount" hotel sites are so afraid to do the same.

We Make It Comprehensive

We want you to find the place to stay that is right for you. The LodgingGuide Directory is the world’s largest, independently produced accommodations database. Our listings come from our own extensive research and from direct submissions by property managers. The information we present is our own, not something regurgitated and repackaged from a GDS (Global Distribution System) or site claiming to be a discount hotel service.

We Remain Truly Independent

Our database of hotels is completely independent of any retail or discount reservation service. Lodging listings stored in our MetroManager database are not derived from a generic Global Distribution System (GDS) database. Most importantly, a property does not have to participate in any reservations system or compensate us in any way to get a listing in our guide.

We've Got A Passion for Accuracy

We don't want to be the biggest at the expense of being the best. The LodgingGuide service's longevity, depth of information, dedication to detail, and focus on our readers help us stand out with great pride as one of the world's leading hotel publications. The HotelGuide service combines the power of sophisticated technology with the human touch of real-world editors who care passionately about presenting accurate, complete hotel information.

Who We Are

MetroGuide.com, Inc. is the provider of the various LodgingGuide services. We are based in Hollywood, Florida, and were incorporated in 1996 in Florida. In addition to LodgingGuide, MetroGuide.com is the publisher of numerous guides such as HotelGuide, EventGuide, NightGuide, RetailGuide, DiningGuide, AttractionsGuide and many more. MetroGuide.com is a world leader in contextual commerce based on metropolitan-oriented content. More information about us is available at our website.

How it works

LodgingGuide's staff relies on certain key technologies to enable our publication and our business. The MetroManagerSM software package gives us the ability to maintain and distribute large quantities of hotel information. Property managers are able to submit and update their information with MetroManager using a variety of means, including the Lodging G.U.I. electronic form. Another proprietary technology, ContextManagerSM, selects appropriate commercial opportunities based on the context of the information being presented by MetroManager. It sounds complicated, but the principle is simple: if you are reading the "Denver LodgingGuide", for example, we will present to you information about Denver hotels in conjunction with the ability to do relevant things like purchase a ski vacation, reserve a hotel near the slopes, make a restaurant reservation and rent a car at the airport. Our method is to conveniently link the best commerce opportunity with the best content, allowing you, our reader, to make the best possible choices. And if your choice at any time is merely to look rather than book, we're pleased to have provided you with the information and hope you'll return again the next time you need a to make travel reservations online.

The Future

From its origins back in 1992, the LodgingGuide service has been an innovator, and you can expect us to be a source of continual innovation in the years to come. Although our most successful distribution method s on the web, the MetroManager software package enables us to distribute our lodging content across multiple platforms, such as WAP-enabled cell phones, PDA's, iTV and more. When it comes to finding the best travel accommodations anywhere in the world, look for the LodgingGuide service to make travel easier.

We thank you for your patronage.

The LodgingGuide Team


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