Russia’s Comfitel Hotel Group Joins Global Hotel Exchange

March 14, 2012

Worldwide travelers will find some of the finest hotels in the world faster and easier when Global Hotel Exchange (GHX) premieres a set of industry-defining customer-first features this April. The company revealed today signing up the Comfitel Hotel Group, a chain of five hotels in the business and historical part of the city, close to the main areas of interest for both business and leisure travelers. These hotels provide comfortable and cozy rooms in the center of a megalopolis, with excellent value for the customer, attentive service, and friendly staff.

“Comfitel Hotel Group takes special pride in presenting travelers to Russia with the main cultural and historical capital of the Federation – North Venice – Saint-Petersburg. With the great assistance of our new partner Global Hotel Exchange, now we have the possibility to announce globally the latest special bonuses and discounts for those who are looking to visit our city,” said Yulia Volvenkova, Sales & Marketing Coordinator for Comfitel Hotel Group.

“We are honored to enter Russia with the Comfitel Hotel Group within our launch portfolio,” stated Global Hotel Exchange CEO and founder Thomas Magnuson. “We sincerely appreciate the Comfitel’s validation of Global Hotel Exchange’s efforts to reduce costs for both hotel owners as well as guests. Global Hotel Exchange is about promoting hotels all over the world, providing hotel owners a worldwide distribution channel at no cost.”

Unlike most OTAs (online travel agencies), GHX charges no merchant discounts, commissions or distribution fees of any kind to hotels. Global Hotel Exchange does not collect any funds from the hotel. Total room rate, taxes and all other charges are collected at checkout by the hotel. Global Hotel Exchange sends complete reservation data upon booking with full details necessary to hold each room. For travelers, Global Hotel Exchange eliminates corporate travel pains such as pre-travel credit card blocking, prepaid room fees and inflexible cancelation policies. The traveler will only pay hotel fees upon arrival at the hotel. The whole purpose of Global Hotel Exchange is to facilitate a direct dialogue between guests and hotels, thus removing the impersonal middleman.

About Global Hotel Exchange:

Global Hotel Exchange (GHX) is a new worldwide trading platform going live in March 2012 across internet, mobile and social networks, GHX is a consumer booking platform that will provide ‘market based pricing,’ a simple, fast and transparent way to book a room at a fair market price. There are no merchant discounts, commissions or distribution fees of any kind to hotels. Hotels will regain control their own rates and allocations via security extranet. For more information, visit, or find GHX on Google+ and Twitter @GHXchange