HotelPlanner is ONE Championship’s hotel booking partner


ONE Championship has partnered with HotelPlanner, a leading provider of online solutions and services to the global hotel sales market. The partnership was officially announced on October 16, 2019, which was three days after the martial arts organization’s history “ONE: Century 世紀” event in Tokyo, Japan that featured mixed martial arts, Muay Thai and kickboxing.

“It is my pleasure to announce that ONE Championship has teamed up with HotelPlanner as our hotel booking partner,” ONE Championship group president Hua Fung Teh stated. “Hospitality plays a major role in everything we do here at ONE. Operations rely heavily on hotels in all our events in Asia and around the world from the athletes, to the staff, to senior leadership.”

“This partnership helps us build a stronger, more efficient bridge between hospitality and sports entertainment through HotelPlanner’s automated platform,” Teh continued. “We look forward to a strong and fruitful partnership, one that will drive both organizations forward into the future.”

HotelPlanner was founded in 2002 by Tim Hentschel and John Prince, who are the company’s respective chief executive officer and chief information officer. The company provides 24/7 customer service and has offices in several continents namely London, England in Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore in Asia and West Palm Beach, Florida, United States and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in North America.

“As we expand into Southeast Asia with our new Singapore office, we’re thrilled to partner with industry giant ONE Championship and look forward to enhancing the travel experience for its athletes and entire organization,” Hentschel stated. “Our customized booking solution will make it easier than ever to book travel for Asia’s biggest sporting events.”

While servicing an estimated $10 billion in hotel sourcing efforts in 2019, HotelPlanner provides its travel technology expertise to more than 5 million customers globally. In addition to ONE Championship, the online seller of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays has partnered with the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, USA Triathlon, Street League Skateboarding and other renowned sports teams and leagues.

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