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Verve Living Systems Announces Preferred Vendor Agreement


Hospitality International Agreement Offers Energy Saving Opportunities to Franchisees


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (November, 2011) – Verve™ Living Systems, developer of wireless, battery-less room controls and one of the innovative brands of Masco Corporation, has announced that they have signed a preferred vendor agreement with Hospitality International, a privately held company that has offered inexpensive franchising alternatives for hotel owners and developers since 1982.  The new agreement establishes Verve Living Systems as the preferred supplier of energy saving room controls for Hospitality International’s franchisees.
 
Hospitality International hotel brands include Red Carpet Inn, Passport Inn, Scottish Inns, Master Host Inns, and Downtowner Inns across the United States, Canada and the Bahamas.  The network of 300 hotels will now have the opportunity to purchase and install VerveTM products, enabling them to reduce energy use and control operating costs without compromising the comfort of their guests.
 
“Verve Living Systems offers an affordable solution to reduce energy costs and enhance the guest experience,” said Jim Bloodworth, Vice President of Hospitality International. “We look forward to a successful relationship and are happy to be able to provide our franchisees with these innovative product options.”
 
The VerveTM hospitality portfolio includes an assortment of wireless, battery-less sensors and control devices that can be combined to work together to determine the occupancy state of the room, and then set back temperature and turn off lights and miscellaneous electrical loads whenever a room is not occupied. Because many of the Verve products are wireless, there is no need to run additional wiring and installation can typically be completed by the property maintenance staff in under an hour per room. They also require no batteries so the on-going maintenance costs associated with periodic battery replacement can be eliminated.
 
“This new relationship expands our reach and reinforces our commitment to creating solutions with effective returns on investment for the hospitality industry,” said Dianne Pisarek, President of Masco Technological Innovations.  “We’re excited to showcase how Verve products provide customizable, scalable options for properties of any size.”  
 
About Verve
VerveTM is one of the innovative brands of Masco Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name products for the home improvement and new home construction markets.
 
Verve energy saving room controls are affordable and easy to install and can be used in both residential and commercial lodging applications.  Verve products are designed to maximize energy savings and minimize hassles while providing an uncompromised user experience.  For more information, visit vervelivingsystems.com.
 
About Masco
Masco Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, including Behr® paint, BrassCraft® water supply products, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and Quality™ cabinets and  Milgard® windows and doors.  Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services.  For more information on the Masco family of brands, visit www.masco.com.
 
About Hospitality International
Hospitality International, Inc. has been offering franchising opportunities for hotel and motel owners and developers since 1982. They offer national franchise opportunities with 300 hotel and motel properties located in 36 states, including Canada and the Bahamas. Brands include Red Carpet Inn, Passport Inn, Scottish Inns, Master Host Inns and Downtowner Inns. For more information, please visit www.hifranchise.com.
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Jill Delaney
Jill.Delaney@mslgroup.com
312-861-5264

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