Hotel Property Management System
Reservations, online booking, channel management, billing, accounting & more | Contact Us
Built on over 25 years of experience, the Welcome 21st Property Management System has a reputable and proven track record within the industry.
A focus on ease-of-use and integration with all aspects of hotel operation have helped make it one of the most popular and fully-featured booking, billing and reporting systems in the hospitality industry.
Welcome 21st is fully scalable and offers front desk reservation management, online booking, channel management, back office billing, ledger accounting, occupancy reporting and sales analysis for any sized hotel.
Making technology work for hotels
We want to make technology work for hotels, and the Welcome 21st Property Management System won't let you get lost knee-deep in menus or confuse you with technical jargon.
Our software is developed to make your life easier and help your hotel become as efficient and profitable as it can be.
A comprehensive suite of online services complete the package. With the Welcome Connect Channel Manager, we bring your entire online presence together under one roof with direct, two-way links between the Welcome 21st booking chart, your own website, Laterooms, Booking.com, Synxis and more. This makes the manual updating of agencies and input of online bookings a thing of the past.
Front desk and back office
At the heart of Welcome 21st is the booking chart. This provides a visual representation of arrivals, departures, stay-ons, future and historical bookings. With a couple of mouse clicks you can access booking details, customer information and invoices. Your hotel inventory is there, instantly, and we can tailor the system's new reservation process, colours, booking types and statuses to match your existing procedures.
With the addition of the Welcome Online Booking System, visitors to your hotel website can check live availability and make bookings in a matter of minutes. A few clicks of the mouse from them, and the booking automatically appears on your booking chart. You can also offer optional extras to complement their stay such as champagne on arrival. All this, (and much, much more) for just 3% per booking with no setup fee. (more)
Welcome 21st is fully compatible with the Welcome Connect Channel Manager. This automates the transfer of rates and availability to third party agency websites such as Booking.com and Laterooms. Any bookings made via the agency website are automatically transferred to your Welcome reservation chart and you have full control over exactly which rooms and rates each agency receives. You can even set lead times to direct only late availability to the higher-commission channels. (more)
Reporting and ledger accounting
Welcome 21st also offers a set of core reports, allowing hoteliers to report and forecast on a number of key areas including sources of business, top customers, room types and packages. Key performance indicators can be analysed too, with the ability to report on the number of bookings and the resulting revenue generated by each member of staff.
The Ledger module allows you to create company accounts to which room invoices can be posted at the end of delegate stays. You can print debtors lists, send statements and manage payments and their corresponding invoices all from one screen.
Ledger can also be linked directly to the online booking module, allowing corporate clients to place bookings through your website via their own private login and selection of rates.
Sales and marketing
All guest records are retained forever, detailing their number of previous visits, yea-to-date spend, source of referral, guest type and the date of your last correspondence with them.
The included comprehensive marketing tool allows you to draw up a list of customers based on specific search criteria. For example, if you wish to view all guests that found you via Google, stayed for pleasure and spent over £200, Welcome 21st provides you with a list in a matter of seconds. Printed mail shots can then be produced directly from the system or the customer list exported to a CSV file which can be passed on to a marketing agency or uploaded into an email marketing application.
Easy, powerful rate management
Welcome 21st lets you create simple or complex tariffs which can be configured by date, length of stay, different occupancy types and more. All elements of the packages (i.e. accommodation, breakfast, dinner, etc) are automatically entered into the corresponding sales departments in the end of day banking report, offering detailed analysis on each day's takings. Pre-set rates can be overidden at the time of booking and daily rate overrides for specific dates can be pre-set.
Mid-stay rate, package and occupancy changes can be preset via a few simple clicks of the mouse.
Welcome 21st is compatible with a whole host of third party systems including telephone switchboards (both uni- and bi-directional), Sage, door locks and guest broadband services. (more)
What our customers say
“The Welcome System has very much been a part of the hotel’s development as it is a live booking system, a tool to build databases and provides management reports. The 24-hour support that Welcome offer is also an added comfort – and it is always great to have a friendly professional at the end of the phone that can sometimes almost fix a rainy day!”
“The accommodation we offer is distinctive and unusual and, consequently, has complex configuration needs. With Welcome’s help, the software supplied has covered all the angles.
“Service and attention to detail are the keys to our business and we like to deal with suppliers who are on our wavelength.”
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Choice of booking charts
Full guest history
Guest accounts with 8 folio accounts
Evaluation of sources and types of business
Full mail shot facilities (via paper and email)
Arrival and Departure lists
Newspapers and early morning call listings
Cashier changeover reports
Automatic, remote backup option (more)
Full audit trail
Daily, weekly and monthly Reports
Flexible room rate packages
Online booking and channel management (more)
Full corporate ledger account handling including optional private log in to the Online Booking Module
Round the clock support from our UK-based support team (more)
Interfaces to many third party solutions (more)
Optional, competitive leasing packages are available for all of our solutions (more)
Optional secure credit card storage (more)
Identification of top customers
Call us on 0845 4582121 or email to find out more.
If you run a B&B, guesthouse or small hotel and feel Welcome 21st may offer more features than you require, Welcome Anywhere, the leading booking system for B&Bs and guesthouses, could be just for you. Find out more here, or check out the feature comparison chart.