Inc. magazine today ranked Sceptre Hospitality Resources NO. 12212 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Fuhu tops this year’s list. Sceptre Hospitality Resources joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
“It has been very exciting to watch Sceptre Hospitality grow as we continue to enhance the product and services offered to the hospitality industry,” said Greg Mount, president of Sceptre Hospitality. “As we continue to climb the ranks of the Inc 500|5000 list, we also continue to innovate with critical technologies that serve the hospitality industry. For instance, WindsurferCRS offers the most advanced features and distribution channels. From GDS connectivity to digital marketing applications, spa management, business intelligence and, of course, reservation systems, Sceptre is expanding and we couldn’t be happier.”
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
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The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
About Sceptre Hospitality Resources
Sceptre Hospitality Resources maximizes revenues for hotels and resorts. The company now serves nearly 3,500 properties on its reservation platform. In addition to Windsurfer, a state-of-the-art central reservation system (CRS), Sceptre’s other software include MotionNotes, a video messaging platform, SpaLinx, a spa management and appointment booking application, HotelIQ business intelligence, custom internet marketing services and revenue management services.
Sceptre specializes in electronic distribution, reservations connectivity, channel management, revenue management strategies, reservation call centers and direct booking engines. Sceptre also provides interactive marketing programs, including custom applications, website design and other guest communication systems.
Additional information about Sceptre and hospitality industry marketing trends and tools may be found at the company’s website: sceptrehospitality.com.
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About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 10–12, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. For more information about the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.
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