Avendra Chosen By The Sutton Place Grande Hotels Group For Procurement Needs

Avendra\'s Services Now Utilized by Over 100 Canadian Properties

Avendra Avendra, the hospitality industry’s leading procurement services company with nearly $2 billion in purchasing volume, announced the signing of The Sutton Place Grande Hotels Group, a collection of luxury properties in North America, to serve its procurement needs. This beneficial partnership helps to further strengthen Avendra’s growing Canadian presence.

“We believe Avendra will improve our purchasing efficiency without compromising the high quality and distinct style our hotels are known for,” said Werner Schneider, CFO and Senior Vice President for The Sutton Place Grande Hotels Group. “We also look forward to utilizing Avendra’s new data tools that can provide us with additional analysis as well as expert advice regarding purchasing behavior and operations.”

“The Sutton Place Grande Hotels Group’s reputation for excellence makes it a perfect addition to our Canadian customer base,” said Fred Lawlor, vice president of Avendra Canada. “I believe the savings we offer combined with the our wide array of capabilities and services—including data analysis tools and quality assurance expertise—will be of high value to Sutton Place Grande Hotels Group.”

Avendra offers its customers a wide range of flexible purchasing solutions. Its purchasing programs are comprised of over 900 suppliers offering significant cost savings and enhanced service level. Further, Avendra offers a wide range of related services such as quality assurance, operational consulting, specification development, purchasing information and more to help customers maximize their procurement operations.

Avendra Canada clients include Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Delta Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, and HMS Host. Avendra Canada, located in Toronto also has offices in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

About The Sutton Place Grande Hotels Group
The Sutton Place Grande Hotels Group is a collection of luxury properties in North America, each distinctly different in style, yet all striving to exceed guests' expectations in accommodation, amenities and personal attention. As a select group of luxury style properties with a definite European flair, each Sutton Place Grande Hotel is carefully selected for proximity to the business, financial and entertainment centers in each city that they are located. This includes Chicago, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver.

About Avendra
Avendra is North America’s leading procurement services company serving hospitality-related industries. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging $2 billion of annual purchases, expert advisory services and in-depth purchasing data and analysis. Through Avendra, customers obtain substantial savings on their purchases and other value added services to improve their operations and bottom line results. Formed in 2001, the company is headquartered in Rockville, MD and has regional offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please call toll free, (866) AVENDRA, visit www.avendra.com, or email inquiries to info@avendra.com.

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