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StayOnline Takes Waikiki Wireless
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Moves into Hawaii Resort with Largest
100% Wireless Coverage Install to Date

Atlanta, GA – Sept. 14, 2004 – StayOnline’s portfolio of wirelessly enabled hotel properties is expanding to Hawaii – to the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa to be exact.  The newly renovated resort, which offers 1,310 rooms in two towers and 40,000 square feet of meeting space, is StayOnline’s largest installation to date.

“We’ve proven with a number of physically diverse and architecturally spread-out properties that we can completely cover a property very seamlessly,” said Antonio DiMilia, President and CEO of StayOnline.  “We have all heard the horror stories of people who visit vacation or resort areas who might find one spot in the bathroom or on the deck or in a closet that enables them to connect to the Internet.  While this property will offer some challenges, there aren’t any we haven’t met successfully before.”

The Waikiki property, which is managed by Marriott, has chosen to go with a combination of wired and wireless HSIA connectivity to best serve its guests.

“The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa has always aimed at providing deluxe accommodations for both the leisure and business traveler.  After reviewing numerous companies, the resort decided to go with StayOnline because of its fast and reliable product and credible reputation in the industry,” said John Limper, Director of Marketing for the Resort.”  StayOnline has installations in over 125 Marriott branded properties throughout the United States.

About StayOnline
StayOnline’s wireless high-speed Internet solution is installed in 50,000 guest rooms in more than 350 hotels and resorts 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 Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa completed a $60 million modernization in 2002.  The resort offers 1,310 refurbished guest rooms and suites with a private lanai providing a spectacular view of world-famous Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach or mountain views; Kuhio Beach Grill; Moana Terrace; Restaurant Run; two locations of Seattle’s Best Coffee; Arancino di Mare Italian restaurant; Paul Brown’s Spa Olakino* Salon, a full-service spa overlooking Waikiki Beach created and managed by world-renowned hairstylist, Paul Brown; Faith Riding Company, offering individual or group surfing lessons; two freshwater swimming pools; new 24-hour fitness facility; business center with 24-hour Internet access; shops and boutiques; and Hawaiian cultural activities.  The resort is located within walking distance of the International Market Place, Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, Diamond Head, the recently beautified Kapiolani Park and other major Waikiki attractions such as Brunch at the Beach at Kapiolani Park, Sunset on the Beach – movie screenings directly on Waikiki Beach and across from Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort. For more information, please visit www.marriottwaikiki.com or call toll free at 1-800-367-5370 or at 808-922-6611.


 
Contact:

StayOnline
Karin P. Koser
404.636.9311
Kpkoser1@mindspring.com



 
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