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StayOnline Inks Exclusive Deal
with Omni Hotels
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Wireless HSIA Provider Adds Another Luxury Brand to its Footprint

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ATLANTA (Jan. 11, 2006) – Omni Hotels, the privately-owned luxury hotel chain based in Irving, Texas, has signed a deal with Atlanta-based StayOnline to be the exclusive provider of wireless High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) to the company’s hotels and resorts throughout North America. This announcement comes as Omni Hotels’ previous HSIA contract expired and the four-diamond brand sought to partner with an experienced provider known for outstanding service and depth of experience in wireless.

“StayOnline’s dedication to providing world-class service synced perfectly with our focus on customer service,” said Paul Dietzler, Executive Vice President of Asset Management for Omni Hotels. “From their comprehensive site surveys to their integration and expansion options that streamline operations, StayOnline sets the gold standard in excellence.  We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with this proven wireless leader.”

The partnership with Omni Hotels continues StayOnline’s recent focus on luxury properties and resorts.  The contract calls for StayOnline to immediately begin installation at 33 Omni Hotels’ properties.  StayOnline’s solution will provide coverage to public areas and more than 12,000 guest rooms.

Omni Hotels was the first luxury brand to offer complimentary wireless HSIA access to its guests brand-wide.

“Our guests expect the highest level of service in every aspect of their stay, which includes high quality wireless Internet access,” said Dietzler.  “As a proven leader in wireless connectivity, StayOnline was a natural choice going forward for Omni Hotels and our commitment to our guests.”

“We are beyond thrilled about our partnership with Omni Hotels,” said StayOnline President Antonio DiMilia.  “This contract is a significant result of our aggressive growth strategy in a global direction, allowing us the opportunity to further expand our footprint in the luxury category both inside and outside of the United States.”

Omni Hotels operates more than 39 first-class luxury hotels and resorts throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has received numerous accolades from various publications including Robb Report, Condé Nast Traveler and Meeting News. 

About StayOnline®
StayOnline's wireless High-Speed Internet solution is installed in over 85,000 guest rooms in more than 600 hotels and resorts across North America. StayOnline meets the highest quality standards and is Intel® Centrino verified. For additional information on StayOnline, visit www.stayonline.net .

About Omni Hotels
Omni Hotels was ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2005 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study(SM)*.  The brand offers surprisingly sensible luxury accommodations at 39 hotels and resorts located throughout North America. Each property in the Omni Hotels portfolio provides guests with exceptional personalized service and exquisite décor, creating a distinctive experience at each location. Omni Hotels offers unsurpassed facilities with a wide range of guest services and amenities including high-speed Internet connectivity, gourmet dining and unique fitness options from in-room workouts to state-of-the-art fitness facilities.  Guests can locate hotels and book accommodations at www.omnihotels.com or 1-800-THE-OMNI.

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* Study based on 37,471 responses from guests who stayed in a hotel between December 2004 and May 2005.  Fourteen upscale hotel chains were ranked in the study.  www.jdpower.com


 
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