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 Industry’s First Seamless GDS Yield Management Reservation Profitability Tools at HITEC; Client-Focused Rate Management Tutorials and Classes Provided
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NORTHWIND’S Maestro Multi-Property PMS and Owner Management Tools Drive Cash Flow for Resort
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Markham, ON – June 8, 2004 – NORTHWIND, a leading provider of enterprise property management and reservation solutions for hospitality, is coming to HITEC in Dallas with a full spectrum of revenue-boosting profitability tools designed to deliver stronger bottom lines for operators.  Attendees can see Hospitality’s first GDS Yield Management tool for hotels and property groups, the Maestro seamless PMS-GDS+ reservation solution.  NORTHWIND will also showcase its Maestro Owner Management applications that build cash flow for developers at booth 822 at the Dallas Convention Center June 22 – 24.   This year at HITEC, operators are shopping for technology that drives revenue, and NORTHWIND’s Maestro family of property management applications are each designed to maximize hotel profitability and improve efficiency.  To provide operators with valuable real-world rate-optimization strategies, NORTHWIND is hosting one-on-one Yield Management coaching sessions by Ron Doi, Corporate Rooms Revenue Manager for a luxury hotel group in their booth #822 at 2 p.m. on June 22 and 23 to share insider rate boosting secrets with operators.  The sessions, titled “Pro-Active Yield Management with Maestro,” are open to all hospitality professionals attending HITEC.

Multi-Property Ownership Tools Drive Cash Flow

In today’s economy owners are relying on their hotels to supply the cash flow to support renovation and new projects.  Maestro’s Owner Management solutions for Timeshare and Condominium operations, and Maestro Ownership Reporting for multi-property ownership groups are becoming essential for profitable real estate development.  Maestro Timeshare and Condominium Owner Management solutions are already being widely employed by operators who want to generate cash flow.  NORTHWIND will also demonstrate its secured solutions for Multi-Property Management and Ownership Reporting that were recently implemented at 65 Suburban Franchise Systems extended stay hotels giving asset managers and owners daily access to property performance information for more intelligent decisions. 

NORTHWIND Offers Rate-Boosting Channel Management Tutorial on Integrated GDS-PMS Yield Management 

On Tuesday, June 22, at 2:15 p.m. NORTHWIND will host a Tutorial on “Channel Management: Integrated PMS – GDS Yield for Single and Multi-Property Operations,” in tutorial room B.   Presenter Mark Kelly will discuss how to use the latest Maestro Yield Management tools to increase revenue and raise rates intelligently.  Participants will be invited to discuss effective yield strategies with Mark and learn how Maestro’s Y/M tools seamlessly integrate with a property’s or chain’s GDS channels to apply rate management strategies across a variety of sites from one screen.  This session will be extremely valuable for operators wanting to raise their rates. 

NORTHWIND President Outlines Technology Trends in Audio Interview

Warren Dehan, President of NORTHWIND US Operations, recently described the technology trends affecting the hotel industry in an audio interview that may be heard at http://www.hotel-online.com/Oneonone/interviews/maestro/company.htm. Warren was quizzed on a variety of technology questions, including the importance to profitability of an integrated approach to electronic channel sales and enterprise automation. 

About NORTHWIND

NORTHWIND (www.maestropms.com), known in the hospitality industry for its service and state-of-the-art technology, is widely respected for providing hotels, guests, and corporate management companies with flexible software solutions.

Based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, with a network of dealers and offices worldwide, NORTHWIND is a leading supplier of software for hotel owners and operators who need to manage their enterprise in a real time environment for maximum operational control and profitability.  Designed to handle any size hotel, resort, meeting/conference center, multi-property and for the enterprise, NORTHWIND's Maestro solution offers the most productive working environment, which includes the following suite of products:  PMS, Sales & Catering, Club/Spa Management, Corporate Reservations Office, Multi-Property Management, Condo/Owner Management, Yield Management, GDS Connectivity and ResEze (Internet Reservations).  This comprehensive multi-platform (Windows 9X/NT/2000/XP, Unix/Linux, Terminal Server & Web Enabled) suite is recognized as the solution of choice for progressive and demanding organizations.  NORTHWIND is a total solution provider that offers leading-edge technologies, and unparalleled training and support. 

HITEC Booth # 822

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Contact

NORTHWIND
60 Renfrew Drive, Suite #235
Markham, ON L3R 0E1
Phone: (905) 940-1923 ext - 246
1-888-NORTH88 (667-8488)
Fax: (905) 940-1925
Email: info@maestropms.com
http://www.maestropms.com

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Holiday Inn Sydney at Rooty Hill Selects Maestro Enterprise Suite to Automate Front Office, Sales & Catering and Work Order Scheduling / May 2004
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Suburban Franchise Systems Selects NORTHWIND to Install  Maestro ASP Front Office in 65 Suburban Extended Stay Hotels / December 2003 
State of Arkansas Woos Visitors: Automates 4 Lodge Operations and 23 Parks With Single-System Strategy and Internet Booking - Installs Maestro from NORTHWIND / November 2003 
Extended-Stay Developer Centralizes Operation of Six Long-Term Stay Properties, Drives 70-Day Average Length of Stay / October 2003 
Hotel Companies Accelerate Property Conversions To Vacation Ownership, NORTHWIND Supports Trend with Strong Condominium and Timeshare Owner Management Applications / Sept 2003
Hotel Operators Leverage Technology to Reduce Labor Costs, Increase Revenue, Drive Occupancy; ROI Verified / June 2003
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Maestro Enterprise Suite Leverages Strong Functionality for Multi-Property Operating Companies, Delivers Centralized Management, Cross-Selling, CRM Advantages / April 2003
NORTHWIND Commits to Clients' Profitability, Support Fees to Remain Low in 2003; Four Diamond Service Initiative Announced, Maintenance Renewal Fees Unchanged for Clients in Coming Year, Users Drive Enhancements / Feb 2003
Northwind Appoints Dave Carrick Director of Operations, Increases Value-Add to Customers Using Maestro Property Management Solutions / Jan 2003
Northwind Appoints Atoy Moya as New Client Service Specialist; To Build a Stronger Partnership with Existing Clients / Sept 2002
Maestro Adds The Sizzle To ResEze / June 2002 
Barnsley Gardens Charms the World Using Integrated Sales and Catering, PMS from Northwind / June 2002
Northwind - Forsys Maestro-SilverWare Collaboration Provides Unique Hotel - F&B Outlet Operating Efficiencies, Optimizes Guest Services and Customer Loyalty / May 2001 
Canadian Hotel Owner-Operator Drills Down into Maestro PMS from NORTHWIND to Pump Guests, Profits Into 26 Properties / April 2002 
Château Cartier Resort Boosts Annual ADR and Sales With Maestro PMS, Yield Management, Sales and Catering from NORTHWIND / March 2002 
Maestro at Northwind Off to a Good Note in 2002 / Jan 2002 
NORTHWIND Announces Two–Way GDS and Internet Travel Portal Integration through Newtrade Technologies Inc. / December 2001 
Pacific International Hotels’ selects Maestro Property Management System / Nov 2001 


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