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Eleven® Wireless Named Preferred Partner
for Sheraton Broadband Initiative

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Portland, Ore. -- June 25, 2007 – As part of a global Internet initiative by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Eleven Wireless, a leader in on-demand software and technology services for hotel broadband networks, has been selected as a preferred technology provider for the Link @ Sheraton. Currently rolling out to Sheraton hotels worldwide, the Link @ Sheraton creates a “connection destination” or communal technology lounge in the lobby where guests can meet, work and play. 

“We are commited to making sure guests can stay connected to what matters most to them during their stay,” said Brent Rumsey, director of Brand Experience, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “Link @ Sheraton provides our guests with a warm, comfortable environment to catch up on work, email their family and friends or just sit back and relax. It’s just one way that Sheraton is creating the ultimate guest experience utilizing the industry’s best in guest-service technologies.”

Eleven Wireless was selected from a large group of competing companies, in part due to their track record with Sheraton and Starwood. 

“We are pleased to expand our ongoing relationship with Starwood Hotels & Resorts,” said Andrew Yorra, chief operating officer of Eleven. “While we’ve been supporting individual Starwood properties under various flags for years, this agreement will significantly expand the presence of Eleven solutions to properties around the world looking to implement best-of-breed broadband and business-center solutions at their hotels. It is certainly an honor to be chosen as a Preferred Provider.”

A closer look at Link @ Sheraton, ElevenBC and ElevenOS

The Link @ Sheraton takes advantage of underutilized hotel lobby space by creating a communal lounge featuring comfortable seating, refreshments and a plasma television.  Multiple Internet-enabled computers complete with free 24/7 Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as PrintMe features for printing airline boarding passes and other documents. These service are available for Sheraton guests and visitors. 

ElevenBC is a cost-effective, centrally managed, all-in-one guest computer and printing solution for guest use. ElevenBC is available not just as a Windows-only solution, but also on Apple hardware where it is the only guest computer solution that offers both Mac OS X and Windows environments. On both systems, all content, data and security vulnerabilities are removed at the end of each user’s session. Administrators control the system via a centralized web interface, allowing easy maintenance, brand control and usage reporting. ElevenBC can display the hotel or franchisor brand, allowing consistent guest experience.

ElevenBC is fully integrated with ElevenOS, a centralized billing and authentication system for managing guest connectivity at hotels. This integration allows properties to configure, manage, report and reconcile guest broadband and business center computer usage through one system. 

“Providing a comprehensive, easy-to-use computer solution for hotel guests has always been a challenge,” Yorra said. “We are delighted that Eleven is part of the Starwood initiative to bring these services to guests at the Link @ Sheraton. We believe demand for these services will continue to grow, and as such, are committed to continuing to develop solutions meeting our customers’ needs and helping enhance the guest experience.”

About Eleven Wireless
Eleven is a leader in on-demand software and technology services for hotel broadband networks. ElevenOS enables the central management of all aspects of guest broadband networks. ElevenBC allows hotels to deploy an elegant, all-in-one business center computer solution. The company’s software is used in many of the leading hotel properties throughout the United States and Latin America. Eleven is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit www.elevenwireless.com or call 503.222.4321.

About Sheraton Hotels
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, with 400 hotels and resorts in more than 70 countries, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.   Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien® and the recently announced AloftSM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com

(Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and involve risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks and uncertainties are presented in detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained or that results and events will not materially differ. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.)

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Contact:

Barb Worcester
PRPRO
440.930.5770 
barbw@prproconsulting.com
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Andrew Yorra
Eleven Wireless
503.222.4321
Andrew.yorra@elevenwireless.com


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