LONDON -- Andbook, a joint venture hotel Internet site at www.andbook.com that
focuses on small- to mid-size business travelers, added 10 new
partners to its lineup, including its first U.S.-based hotel
company, Hilton Hotels Corp.
Andbook's three founders -- Accor, Le Meridien, and Hilton
International -- were also joined by Conrad International,
Kempinski, Millennium & Copthorne, Shangri-La, SRS Worldhotels,
Jolly Hotels (Italy), Maritim (Germany), Moat House (U.K.) and
Scandic, a European operator that is owned by Hilton
Hilton Hotels operates Hilton-branded properties in the U.S.,
while Hilton International, a U.K. company, uses the brand in other
With the additions, Andbook doubles the number of preferred
partner properties to around 5,500 hotels and 856,000 rooms.
Partner hotels will be given preference on the site, though
customers can use Andbook to book rooms at more than 55,000
London-based Andbook, which launched in March, said the new
partners will be incorporated into the site in the near future.