-- The UK's leading provider for online restaurant reservations teams up with the UK's most popular online hotel, travel and leisure specialist to provide diners with access to real-time reservations and exclusive offers at thousands of top UK restaurants
LONDON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK, together with its parent company, OpenTable, Inc., the world's leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, today announced that toptable has been named the exclusive reservation provider for lastminute.com, the UK's most popular online hotel, travel and leisure specialist.
From the start of October customers to the lastminute.com site will enjoy a wide range of dining options from thousands of restaurants throughout the UK. On top of this they will still benefit from restaurant offers that are exclusive to lastminute.com customers.
"By partnering with lastminute.com, we're providing our restaurant customers with additional exposure to travel and leisure consumers looking to book reservations," said Mike Xenakis, Managing Director of OpenTable Europe. "lastminute.com is a great complement to our existing partner network, and we're excited to work with them to deliver value to both restaurants and diners."
Tim Bishop, lastminute.com Lifestyle Director said "The restaurant category is a key product line for lastminute.com and embodies our ethos of offering great experiences and great value at the last minute. The breadth of restaurants served by toptable, combined with their best-in-class booking platform, made it a natural partner for our site."
In the UK, more than 3,500 restaurants are bookable in real-time via toptable. London represents the largest concentration of OpenTable restaurant customers in the world, and toptable is the online reservation provider for 80 percent of the city's Michelin starred restaurants. Cumulatively, toptable and OpenTable have seated more than 20 million diners in the UK.
About OpenTable, Inc.
OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 350 million diners around the world. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, the leading restaurant booking service in the UK. In addition to its consumer destination sites OpenTable.com and toptable.com, OpenTable has more than 600 partners worldwide including American Express, Bing, Google, Squaremeal, Time Out, Yahoo!, Yelp, and Zagat.
Founded in October 1998, lastminute.com is the UK's largest online hotel, travel and leisure specialist, with over 1.65 million visitors per week. It provides customers with great last minute deals offering five star experiences at three star prices. Promising to make the unattainable attainable for everyone, lastminute.com is proud to offer a variety of experiences from hotels to city breaks and relaxing holidays to fantastic spa getaways, top restaurant reservations and great theatre deals.
Headquartered in Hatton Garden, London, lastminute.com also operates in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Italy, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, Singapore and the US.
Whether you're looking for something adventurous, spontaneous, indulgent or entertaining, lastminute.com is a one-stop shop for great deals for everyone.
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- Top 10 website award ranked third at the Experian Hitwise Top 10 Awards 2010
- Silver award for best hotel booking company and best holiday attraction ticket provider at the British Travel Awards 2010
- Best hotel website at the Travolution awards 2010
- Innovation in Multi-Channel Marketing winner at the e-consultancy Innovation Awards 2008
- Favourite European Short Break Provider at the Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards 2008
- Best Travel Website at the BT Online Excellence Awards 2007
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