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PSAV, HEI Enter Long-term Event Technology Agreement

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LONG BEACH, CALIF. — (August 21, 2009) — PSAV® Presentation Services, a leading supplier of audiovisual and event technologies to the hospitality industry, today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with HEI Hotels and Resorts to be the exclusive on-site provider of audiovisual support and event technology services to HEI’s collection of properties in the United States.  

This agreement provides meeting planners with a single on-site technology source for group meetings and events as it includes traditional audiovisual services along with High Speed Internet Access (HSIA), rigging, power distribution and telecommunications in the meeting area.  

“As a worldwide supplier with local knowledge, PSAV is uniquely positioned to support group meetings business at any of our properties,” said Mark Shuda, HEI’s vice president of food and beverage. “Each of our hotels offers an authentic experience that PSAV’s reputation promises to enhance with state-of-the-art technology our savvy clientele expect. Additionally, their ability to support us in every one of our markets in the US makes them an obvious choice.”  

PSAV will support HEI with a consistent level of service that helps the properties deliver an impressive experience for conference planners and attendees. PSAV will support each hotel with a full range of innovative services, including the latest in wide-screen display, networking services and high-definition video conferencing. 

“We’re enthusiastic about HEI’s choice to have PSAV support their hotels with the best in event technology services,” PSAV’s CEO Digby Davies said. “We are confident that meeting planners will benefit from a single, on-site technology partner.”

About PSAV® Presentation Services
PSAV is the leading supplier of audiovisual and event technology to hotels, associations, producers and meeting planners worldwide.  With over 800 luxury hotels, resorts and conference centers worldwide, PSAV is totally committed to making every live event an unforgettable experience.  PSAV’s goal is to turn ordinary meetings into memorable experiences so the message lasts. www.psav.com.

About HEI Hotels & Resorts
HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality investment firm that acquires, develops, owns and operates full-service, upper-upscale and luxury hotels and resorts through the Unites States under such well-known brand names as Marriott, Renaissance, Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien, Embassy Suites, and Hilton. For more information about HEI, visit the company’s website, www.heihotels.com

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PSAV Agency Contact:
Barb Worcester
PRPRO 
Tel: 440-930-5770
E-mail: barbw@prproconsulting.com
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