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College Station Property Goes Fully Wireless; 
Lane Hospitality Taps StayOnline Again
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Atlanta, GA – May 27, 2004 -- As part of its recent $6 million renovation, the Hilton College Station & Conference Center now offers fully wireless high speed Internet access (HSIA) in guest rooms, meeting rooms and common areas. StayOnline, which has handled several other installations for the hotel’s management company/owner, Lane Hospitality, has completed the College Station’s 100% wireless high-speed Internet connectivity, adding to its growing inventory of over 50,000 wireless guest rooms across the US.

Right in the heart of Texas, the Hilton College Station & Conference Center is located at the intersection of University Drive and Tarrow Boulevard, less than two miles from Texas A&M University. The hotel’s renovation included its 303 guest rooms, lobby, public areas and a total restaurant renovation, featuring the Bell Ranch Steakhouse, Lane Hospitality’s new restaurant concept. The Hilton also offers over 26,000 square feet of wirelessly enabled meeting and ballroom space, and all 303-guest rooms including 65 Executive Suites and a 2-bedroom Presidential Suite. 

"This hotel and conference center, because of its proximity to the University and the George Bush Presidential Library, attracts not only educators, visiting faculty and research personnel who need a quick, reliable Internet connection, but also Texas A & M fans, potential students and business travelers," said Bryon Crowley, Controller of Lane Hospitality. "Many of these travelers were among the early wireless adapters, so they expect a wireless connection when they visit us."

Lane Hospitality, a leading hotel management company with a portfolio of hotels spanning nine states, expects to utilize StayOnline’s services to install or fully implement HSIA in several of its properties over the summer. According to Crowley, many major hotel brands are mandating that hotels implement a wired, wireless or combined HSIA in 100% of their guest rooms and meeting spaces by the end of this year. "Based on the demands of our guests for a simple, reliable and untethered connection, we have chosen wireless as our HSIA solution," says Crowley. 

"Having wireless Internet connectivity in guest rooms is a more desirable choice, given advances in wireless technology. Our nation has more than 70 million unique wireless users," added Crowley, "and we want to ensure that our hotels are fully capable of meeting their needs. StayOnline has been a leading wireless service provider since the inception of their company. They understand and appreciate the needs of ensuring that each and every part of a hotel is covered."

"We appreciate the confidence that Lane continues to show in us," said Antonio DiMilia, President and CEO of StayOnline. "We’re pleased to be making wireless inroads deep in the heart of Texas at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center, one of the area’s premiere properties."

About StayOnline

StayOnline’s wireless high-speed Internet solution is installed in 50,000 guest rooms in nearly 300 hotels across North America in more than 30 hotel brands, as well as several unique boutique and historic properties. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, StayOnline provides secure wireless high-speed Internet access solutions for the hospitality industry.  The company operates the largest, 100% WLAN in hotels in North America.  StayOnline meets the highest quality standards and is Intel® Centrino™ verified. For additional information on StayOnline, visit www.stayonline.net.

About Lane Hospitality

Lane Hospitality is a privately-held hotel management company based in Northbrook, Illinois operating hotels in nine states across more than 15 lodging brands. Lane operates four properties in Texas. For more information, visit www.lanehospitality.com.


 
Contact:

StayOnline
Karin P. Koser
404.636.9311
Kpkoser1@mindspring.com

Sharon Kraun
770.804.8865



 
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