BETHESDA & ROCKVILLE, Md. — Curator Hotel & Resort Collection, a newly launched collective of independent hotels, and Avendra, the leading hospitality procurement-services provider, announced an exclusive partnership to provide Avendra’s best-in-class purchasing solutions and eProcurement services to independent hotel owners and operators in the Curator collection. Leveraging the Avendra program, Curator members gain access to more than $14 billion in leveraged spend to improve their bottom line, streamline operations, and enhance the guest experience.
“We selected Avendra for their platinum-level supply chain solutions. Their programs, proven systems, and hospitality-focused expertise are core to Curator’s mission. They are exciting additions to Curator’s growing array of offerings as we continue to deliver access and savings to our member hotels,” says Austin Segal, vice-president, Curator. “As partners, the combination of Curator’s direct programs and Avendra’s proven solutions will provide cost-savings on goods and services to our independent hotel owners and operators while also allowing them to maintain their unique identity and deliver one-of-a-kind guest experiences.”
Avendra brings more than 20 years of hospitality-centric procurement expertise and offers a broad and relevant offering for luxury and lifestyle hospitality, supporting the financial vitality for all areas of the hotel or resort. Clients have the flexibility to choose from a range of program bundles, FF&E (furniture, fixtures, and equipment), and services contracts, leveraging best-in-class pricing and contract terms from more than 1,200 suppliers. Avendra’s large and experienced account support team provides a unique customized approach to meet a range of client needs and operationalize value.
“We’re honoured to be selected by Curator for our procurement expertise in this segment,” says Walt Sheffler, senior vice-president, Business Development & Customer Success, Avendra. “Whether it’s the finest cuts of meat or unique spa amenities, our client-services mindset and customized approach to procurement ensure owners and operators have the resources and expertise they need to bring their unique story to life efficiently and economically.”