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The AmericInn Lodging System Names Guest-Tek
its Exclusive Provider of High-Speed
Internet Access

 
Chanhassen, MN – (April 6, 2004) – AmericInn International, LLC announces Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (Guest-Tek, TSX: GTK) as the exclusive provider of High-Speed Internet Access for the AmericInn Lodging System. Recognized as one of the fastest growing upscale limited service lodging chains, the AmericInn Lodging System has 220 AmericInn properties currently open or under development in 30 states across the United States.  

“Ensuring AmericInn guests receive a consistent, superior level of service every time they access the Internet was the key reason we selected Guest-Tek as our exclusive provider,” says Luke Fowler, AmericInn International, LLC Chairman and CEO. 

Fowler points out that while many hotels install high-speed Internet access to gain a competitive advantage, that service must be consistent across the entire chain. The AmericInn Lodging System is targeting to have high-speed Internet access available in all properties by early 2005.

“Guest-Tek offers a reliable, full-service solution that will ensure our guests have the same outstanding experience in every AmericInn property,” states Fowler.  

Doug Vickerson, Guest-Tek’s VP of Sales and Marketing, confirms Guest-Tek has a proven track record for providing a quality, consistent guest experience. Vickerson points out that with AmericInn, Guest-Tek is a certified supplier to nine major hotel brands.
 
Guest-Tek’s high-speed Internet access is already available in six AmericInn properties, including AmericInn’s flagship property in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The AmericInn of Chanhassen had Guest-Tek’s solution installed in August 2003. “Our guests love the service, and it’s become a key amenity in helping to keep them coming back,” says Howard Anderson, Area Manager for the property.

Anderson adds, “Guest-Tek’s outstanding technical support has also been a major advantage. Like many limited-service properties, the AmericInn of Chanhassen does not have on-site IT staff who can help guests connect if they require assistance. Guest-Tek’s 24-hour Help Desk addresses that challenge, providing support 365 days a year.” 

About Guest-Tek 
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Guest-Tek is a world-class provider of high-speed Internet access to the hospitality industry. Guest-Tek’s GlobalSuite™ high-speed Internet solution enables hotels to offer their guests the convenience of wired and/or wireless broadband Internet access from guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas. As a certified supplier with more major hotel chains than any competitor, Guest-Tek has installed its solution in more than 525 properties worldwide, including over 35 hotel brands and 40 independent boutique hotels. Guest-Tek’s Common Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol GTK with approximately 13.4 million Common Shares outstanding. 

About AmericInn
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 or 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.

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Guest-Tek Reports Record Sales in Third Quarter Results; 210% growth achieved in first nine months / March 2004

Ocean Properties, Guest-Tek Partner to Deliver High-speed Internet Access to Hotels / December 2003

Guest-Tek Dominates Extended-stay Market with  High-speed in 63 Additional Hotels / March 2003

Sofitel North America and Guest-Tek Partner to Provide High-speed Internet Access at North American Hotels / Jan 2003

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Guest-Tek
American Headquarters 
900 North Michigan Avenue 
Suite 1100 
Chicago, Illinois 60611  U.S.A. 

Canadian Headquarters 
Guest-Tek
Suite 240
3030 - 3rd Ave NE
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2A 6T7

Phone: (403) 509-1010 
1-866-509-1010 (toll-free)
Fax: (403) 509-1011
info@guest-tek.com
www.guest-tek.com

Janel Clark
  AmericInn International, LLC
  (952) 294-5272
  jclark@americinn.com


 

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