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The AmericInn® Lodging System Completes Chainwide
Conversion to New Central Reservation System
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Chanhassen, MN (July 10, 2003) – AmericInn International, LLC Chairman and CEO Luke Fowler announced the completion of the AmericInn chainwide conversion to a new central reservation system.  InnLink, one of the nation's leading reservation service providers manages the AmericInn Lodging System’s central reservation system (CRS) services for voice, Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and Internet reservation bookings.  Voice reservations were activated through the new central reservation system on June 2, 2003 for the entire lodging chain.  Electronic reservations (GDS/internet) were implemented on June 17, 2003 along with a newly designed chainwide website at www.americinn.com.  The new site contains added functionality with a seamless booking engine through InnLink to provide convenient, accurate and immediate reservations at any AmericInn property nationwide.

The decision to enhance the AmericInn reservation system and convert to a CRS platform was based on an analysis of the industry including consumer demands and booking patterns.  InnLink was chosen as the chain’s central reservation system provider because of their strong background and experience within the hospitality industry.  InnLink now provides a convenient, accurate and friendly method for guests, travel agents and wholesalers planning group accommodations to book rooms at any AmericInn location nationwide.

InnLink’s reservation agents have access to AmericInn property-specific information on a real-time basis, which helps them achieve higher conversion ratios and additional bookings. InnLink's seamless connectivity to all of the major GDS, including Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan, is expected to significantly enhance electronic booking capabilities. InnLink also provides connectivity to Pegasus powered travel websites for consumer-initiated reservations.

“Our partnership with InnLink will help to further the AmericInn commitment of providing each guest with a consistently rewarding experience,” said Fowler.  “We anticipate a promising and successful partnership with InnLink and look forward to the advancements the new reservation system will bring the AmericInn Lodging System.”

According to Mike Young, President of InnLink,  “The activation of voice, GDS, Internet, and booking engine reservation services for the AmericInn Lodging System is the beginning of what we anticipate will be a long and prosperous relationship between our companies.  InnLink values the opportunity it has been presented, and looks forward to the growth and success that AmericInn International, LLC will achieve over the coming years.”

Headquartered in Hendersonville, Tenn., InnLink LLC is one of the nation's leading private label voice and electronic reservation service providers. For more than a decade, the company has provided services to a diverse group of hotel brands and independent hotels, ranging from budget to five-star properties.  For more information about InnLink LLC, visit www.innlink.com or contact Mike Otten, Director of Sales and Marketing at 770-431-6828 or mike.otten@innlink.com.

Quiet Nights, Rest Assured.  AmericInn International, LLC based in Chanhassen, MN, is dedicated to providing guests a quiet night’s stay, through its unique masonry construction – a feature of the AmericInn Lodging System.  AmericInn is one of the fastest growing lodging chains in the United States, with over 220 properties open and under development.  For reservations at AmericInn destinations, visit the AmericInn website at www.americinn.com or call 800-634-3444.  For franchise development information, contact Jon Kennedy-Senior Vice President of Marketing and Franchise Development at 952-294-5000 or jkennedy@americinn.com
 

Contact:

Contact: Janel Clark
  AmericInn International, LLC
  (952) 294-5272
  jclark@americinn.com
http://www.americinn.com


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InnLink and USinns.com Launch GDS and Online Internet Reservation Services to the Bed and Breakfast Industry / April 2003
AmericInn Signs InnLink for Central Reservation System Management; Chainwide Conversion Scheduled for June 2003 / March 2003
InnLink Signs Suburban Franchise Systems’ 61 Hotels for Private Label Voice, Seamless GDS, Internet, and Booking Engine Services / Dec 2002
InnLink Creates a “Perfect Union” with GuestHouse International Franchise Systems / Aug 2002
InnLink Hires Sharryn Harewood as Director of Marketing Solutions / Aug 2002
InnLink Acquires USinns.com – Internet-based Search Engine and Travel Web Site with over 25,000 Bed and Breakfast Listings / June 2002
Hospitality International's Alliance with InnLink Results in Reservations' Increase of Over 100% / May 2002 
InnLink Positions for Growth - Launches New Web Site, Increases Staff and Enhances Services / Feb 2002 
Innlink Activates Hospitality Intl's 5 Brands and 252 Properties for Voice, GDS, and Internet Reservation Services / Jan 2002 
Innlink Announces Two-Way CRS Interface with Multi-Systems, Inc. (MSI) PMS / Jan 2002 


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