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Mintek Mobile Data Solutions Celebrates 250th
WinTrack PM Installation at Horseshoe Bay
Resort Marriott
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Marriott Hotels Use Flexible Tool to Improve Guest Experiences

 
DUNEDIN, FLA. — June 29, 2005 — Mintek Mobile Data Solutions today announced the 250th installation of WinTrack® PM, the lodging industry’s leading mobile preventive maintenance (PM) solution, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. WinTrack® PM enables Marriott associates at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott and more than 200 other Marriott International Inc. managed hotels in North America to proactively maintain guest rooms, public spaces and related equipment to deliver positive experiences for guests. 

“The WinTrack® PM tool supports the core element of Marriott’s business—ensuring memorable experiences for our guests,” says Lenny Jachimowicz, vice president, engineering for Marriott International. “Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Renaissance Hotels & Resorts use WinTrack® PM to help enable our associates to provide an even more enjoyable stay for our guests and anticipate potential issues before they arise.”

“We are pleased that Marriott has implemented WinTrack® PM so its hotels can manage equipment and assets more holistically, with an eye toward supporting their guests’ experiences,” says Lind Hutton, executive vice president for Dunedin, Fla.-based Mintek Mobile Data Solutions. “Coming less than one year after our 100th installation, our successful 250th installation of WinTrack® PM demonstrates that the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott Hotel and other hotels are realizing value from our product.”

Barcode technology helps deliver positive guest experiences

Marriott associates use WinTrack® PM handheld scanning devices to read barcodes placed on equipment. When the barcodes are scanned, the tool prompts associates with information about the equipment’s maintenance needs and history and guides associates through the preventive maintenance requirements for that equipment. Marriott hotels are also using WinTrack® PM to conduct hotel rounds and inspections, where the tool provides feedback to associates about utility meters and levels, together with information on addressing an item if it is not functioning properly.

WinTrack® PM records each step of the maintenance and review process, adding greater levels of accountability for hotels in managing their physical plants. The tool’s Maintenance Portal consolidates hotel data, allowing Marriott to monitor information on a regional basis and work with individual hotels to address issues. This above-property reporting capability promotes operational consistency across geographies so that Marriott guests have an enjoyable experience wherever they stay.

WinTrack® PM and Maintenance Portal are part of the Mintek Lodging Asset Management Suite, which also includes Asset Director and Alerts. Asset Director is a flexible Web-based management system that provides the ability to track thousands of assets at multiple properties by centralizing access to asset information. In combination with the Maintenance Portal, Alerts is a proactive maintenance reporting tool used to notify managers of equipment issues, such as overdue maintenance, by e-mail or pager based on criteria they establish. 

About Mintek Mobile Data Solutions:

Mintek Mobile Data Solutions, based in Dunedin, Fla., provides asset management for the lodging industry beyond the traditional ‘property.’ The Mintek Lodging Asset Management Suite is the lodging industry’s first industry-specific asset management solution. The Suite provides for management oversight, notification and includes the following planning tools: WinTrack Asset Director, PM, Maintenance Portal and Alerts. By improving the maintenance and capital planning of all of a property’s assets, the Suite results in lower costs and an improved guest experience. Mintek’s solutions have been implemented in 250 hotels. By the end of 2005, Mintek will have licensed its asset solutions to more than 1,000 properties. For more information, call Mark Sokol, director of product marketing, at (727) 734-9175, or go to: www.mintek.com

About Marriott International, Inc.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Bulgari, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn and SpringHill Suites brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 133,000 employees. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by Fortune® magazine. In fiscal year 2004, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $10 billion. For more information or reservations, please go to www.marriott.com.

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Mark Sokol
Director of Product Marketing
Mintek Mobile Data Solutions
(727) 734-9175
E-mail: mark.sokol@mintek.com
www.mintek.com

Joan Wise, Sr. Manager Technology Communications
Marriott International, Inc.
(301) 380-4760
E-mail: joan.m.wise@marriott.com
www.marriott.com

Glenn Hasek, President
Hasek Communications
(440) 243-2055; cell: (216) 702-0334
E-mail: hasekcom@aol.com
www.hasekcom.com


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