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Joie de Vivre Hotels Installs HotSOS to Help Enhance Guests’ ‘Joy of Life’
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California’s largest boutique hotel company begins first phase with installation
of MTech’s Hotel Service Optimization System in 10 Joie de Vivre properties
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MIAMI — JUNE 3, 2008 — Joie de Vivre Hotels is known for offering guests the kind of memorable experience that enhances their own “Joie de Vivre,” the French phrase meaning “Joy of Life” after which the company is named. In order to get that crucial job done more efficiently—and more cost-effectively—Joie de Vivre has teamed with MTech to bring “the Joy of HotSOS” to its hotels.

MTech’s popular Hotel Service Optimization System, or HotSOS (pronounced “hot sauce”), enables hotels to streamline their guest-services processes, such as guest-request and incident reporting, rapid-response workflow and preventive-maintenance workflow. The popular HotSOS product is just one example of why Miami-based MTech is considered the industry’s leading provider of innovative, cutting-edge technology that helps hotels improve communications and operations, increase productivity and maximize guest satisfaction. 

San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre Hospitality is California’s largest boutique-hotel company, with more than 30 properties throughtout California—and with plans to expand its state-wide presence beforethe end of 2008 in Sacramento, Huntington Beach, Sunnyvale and Santa Cruz. 

“We take great pride in making our guests’ stays at our hotels as memorable as they can be,” said Michael Stano, Joie de Vivre’s Vice President of Technology, “and we feel the best way to enhance that effort is to bring HotSOS to our properties. Joie de Vivre has been aggressively deploying centralized technology solutions—including Opera Multi-Property—so that we can truly achieve a 360-degree view of our guests’ preferences, history and so forth. HotSOS complements this strategy and will empower our users, and management, to deliver a truly unforgettable guest experience.”

Stano said Joie de Vivre would begin phasing in HotSOS over the next month or so, beginning with installation in 10 properties. 

“Eventually, we’ll have HotSOS in all of our hotels as we expand our presence in California and beyond,” Stano said.

Luis Segredo, MTech’s president and co-founder, said having a leading boutique-hotel company such as Joie de Vivre Hotels choose HotSOS is further proof that the system’s huge popularity is well earned.

“We’re excited and gratified to add Joie de Vivre to our ever-growing client list of hotels and hotel companies,” Segredo said. “Joie de Vivre Hotels understands the critical importance of delivering the best possible service to its guests, and its management team understands the value of HotSOS and its ability to offer and maintain world-class guest service quickly, thanks to smarter management decisions that are based on up-to-the-minute, enterprise-wide business intelligence.”

For more information on HotSOS and other MTech solutions, visit www.m-tech.com.

About Joie de Vivre Hotels 
Based in San Francisco, Joie de Vivre (www.jdvhotels.com) is a creative collection of lifestyle businesses. As California’s largest independent boutique hotleier, Joie de Vivre encompasses other hospitality businesses such as restaurants and spas. Celebrating more than 20 years of creating dreams, Joie de Vivre is expanding its California presence in Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, Big Sur, Huntington Beach, Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz and beyond. 

About MTech
Since 1993, MTech has developed and installed solutions to help hotels work smarter — not harder. The company is on track to double its client base to more than 1,200 hotels this year with the introduction of HotSOS (pronounced “hot sauce”) — comprising a suite of Internet-enabled, enterprise-level quality and customer relationship management applications available on a subscription basis. The company’s Espresso! client server/site-based quality management software suite and PM-Works Internet-based preventive maintenance-centric solution (also integrated as a subset of HotSOS) have been market leaders for more than a decade. MTech’s solutions are uniquely positioned and proven to help hotels improve communications, increase productivity, and maximize guest satisfaction. Unique telephone, email and alphanumeric paging interfaces improve overall workflow and communication between departments and streamline data collection and dispatching processes. Production, sales, pre-installation, and ongoing world-class service and support are provided from the company’s headquarters in Miami. For more information on the company, please visit www.m-tech.com.

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Contact:

Alberto Santana
Director of Sales
MTech
Tel: (786) 544-1105 
asantana@m-tech.com

Barb Worcester
PRPRO
Tel: (440) 930-5770
barbw@prproconsulting.com

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