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.iBAHN and Marriott to Offer Hotel Guests Internet PCs
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - (Jan. 16, 2007) – iBAHN tm, the leading provider of secure and reliable broadband services to hotels and meeting sites, announced an agreement with Marriott to offer Internet PCs with printers in 250 Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, and TownePlace Suites properties. 

“We are very pleased with the reliability and functionality of the Internet PC and are excited to provide this amenity to our guests,” said Tim Sheldon, senior vice president for CRST Managed Hotel, North American Lodging Operations.  “The Internet PC has provided business travelers easy access to the full suite of productivity tools necessary to be able to travel without a laptop.  In addition, the unit ensures the confidentiality of guest information through enterprise grade security features.” 

The Internet PC wipes out hard drive and session information after each user.  This ensures that guests’ private data is protected and that all users start with a “clean” PC.

Standard office applications are provided, so users have the programs vital to the completion of their work, as well as an Internet browser.  If a user needs to retain a file they created on the Internet PC, the information can easily be saved to a CD, floppy disk or USB drive for later access. 

In addition, Internet PCs enable business travelers to use the system to printout driving directions, or access local information as a free service of the hotel. 

iBAHN’s Internet PC is ideal for business travelers -- and those leisure travelers who find it difficult to remain “unplugged” -- and need a PC. Because of its familiar structure, ease of use, dependability, automated maintenance, and security measures, guests quickly accomplish their goals and maintain productivity while on the road.  Marriott guests interested in using an Internet PC may inquire at the property’s front desk. 

For more information on the Internet PC, visit www.ibahn.com

About iBAHN
iBAHN provides secure, reliable broadband services for travelers and groups at hotels and conference centers worldwide.   Monthly, more than one million business travelers around the world use iBAHN’s secure broadband services.  iBAHN provides service to over 2,000 hotels and meeting and conference venues in 18 countries around the globe.  More information on iBAHN’s broadband technology services can be found at www.ibahn.com.

About Marriott
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories.  Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott  brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers.  It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by Fortune® magazine.  The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 143,000 employees at 2005 year-end.  In fiscal year 2005, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $11.6 billion.  For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.

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Contact:

Heather Keroes, YPB&R Public Relations
407-875-1111
Heather.Keroes@ypbr.com

Wendy Kelley, VP Marketing
iBAHN
801-563-2107
WKelley@ibahn.com

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