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Denver Hotel Chain Boosts Occupancy and Drives
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Internet in All 700 Guest Rooms
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Goes Online with
SuiteSpeed High Speed Internet Access

NEW YORK, New York – IH/M&RS Booth #3187 -- (November 10, 2003) SuiteSpeed, the hospitality industry’s choice for innovative wireless and wired High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) solutions without boundaries, today announced that Sage Hospitality Resources has implemented SuiteNet™ High Speed Internet Access in all seven of its TownePlace Suites by Marriott properties.  SuiteSpeed was selected based on its strong value/price ratio, quality product and service reputation with hotels, outstanding user satisfaction with guests, as well as quick return on investment.

Each TownePlace Suites property uses SuiteSpeed’s SuiteLink™ Visitor-Based Network (VBN) gateway to administer the 100+ room SuiteNet™ networks. Using the VBN management console, the hotel can manage all HSIA parameters including pricing, bandwidth allocation, billing method, and duration of connection.  In addition, SuiteSpeed is the first HSIA provider to integrate with the proprietary TownePlace Suites by Marriot Property Management System (PMS), enabling seamless billing capabilities and added security.

“Since we implemented SuiteSpeed in all of our guest rooms, we have seen our occupancies increase and have captured several pieces of business due to the SuiteSpeed HSIA solution ,” said Jeff Dougan, Vice President of Operations for Sage’s TownePlace Suites by Marriott portfolio. “We have also generated additional direct revenue from the sale of SuiteSpeed Internet services to our guests.”

An embedded web-based management graphical user interface (GUI) provides an easy way to remotely configure and manage SuiteLink from any standard web browser.  With flexible bandwidth, pricing, billing, and duration control, TownePlace Suites administrators can tailor functionality in real-time to accommodate the most advanced needs of a corporate client.

“As a business necessity for working guests, HSIA has not only attracted new corporate business but also is helping to build hotel loyalty,” said Michael Wasik, President of SuiteSpeed. “TownePlace Suites has been successful in marketing guest room Internet access as a hotel differentiator in a very competitive market.  Their payback is a short ROI and a new, growing revenue stream.”

SuiteLink™ provides the hotel operator with detailed reports on the use of SuiteSpeed and real-time revenue generated by the service.  In addition to the PMS integration, SuiteLink can also provide credit card billing, local authentication, static IP addressing for VPN applications, remote access management, a fully customizable portal page, and a host of other features.  With SuiteLink™, the hotel has complete control of the Internet offering, enabling the hotel to custom price the Internet offering and control guest bandwidth allocation. Hotels have full pricing and revenue control and keep 100% of any revenue generated through SuiteSpeed's service, increasing their opportunity for profitability and accelerated return on investment. 

SuiteLink also offers support for other major PMS brands including Bell Hobic, MICROS-Fidelio, Hyatt, Hilton H1, Hilton H2, Marriott, HIS, Lucadia, and others.

About Sage Hospitality

Denver, Colorado-based Sage Hospitality Resources (www.sagehospitality.com) is one of the nation's leading hotel management companies, specializing in management of full service and limited service hotels nationwide. Sage Hospitality is recognized as an innovative leader in the industry as an operator, employer, developer, and investor. It creates value for hotel owners: value creation starts with product concept and development, but ultimately is created through the superb management of assets. Sage has managed over 300 properties in 39 states and the District of Columbia, including major brands such as Hilton (Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn), Marriott (Renaissance, Courtyard, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn), Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Choice (Clarion, Comfort Inn, Quality Inn), and independent hotels and resorts.

About SuiteSpeed

SuiteSpeed provides innovative wireless and wired Internet access solutions "without boundaries” for the hotel industry.  With a focus on incremental revenue generation and measurable ROI, SuiteSpeed offers a variety of solutions to fit the needs of the hotel guest and the hotel operator.  Through high performance systems, proven technology, and customer-focused solutions, SuiteSpeed helps improve the hotel guest experience and build hotel loyalty. SuiteSpeed’s customer brands include Marriott Courtyard, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Radisson, Embassy Suites, Days Inn, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, and Hampton Inn & Suites, as well as many boutique hotels. For more information, visit www.suitespeed.com or call 1-888-445-5118.  Visit SuiteSpeed at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS) in New York on November 8-11 at booth 3187.

SuiteSpeed is a trademark of SuiteSpeed, LLC.  All other names or brands are property of their respective owners.

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Contact

SuiteSpeed
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Louisville, CO 80027
1-866-25SPEED (1-866-257-7333) toll free
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Also See: SuiteSpeed Showcases Wireless Internet Management Gateway at IH/M&RS in NY / November 2003
Magnolia Case Study Shows Increase in RevPAR and Occupancy with SuiteSpeed / May 2003
Hotels Show Success with SuiteSpeed’s Wireless High-Speed Internet Access / April 2002


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