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WorldRes Hires Sprint Hospitality Group's Rinaldi to Drive Firms's International Expansion

SAN MATEO, CA, August 18, 1997 - WorldRes, Inc.(TM), the owner and operator of an Internet-based hotel reservation system, today appointed Domenic Rinaldi as vice president of sales and support. His responsibilities will include expanding WorldRes' collection of hotels and overseeing the technical support teams. He will report to WorldRes' chief executive officer, Eric Christensen.

A veteran in working with the hotel industry, Rinaldi joins WorldRes from Sprint's Hospitality Division, where as vice president of sales and support, he led the hospitality division to double-digit growth in two consecutive years.

"Domenic will help us to further develop our company as the leading Internet sales and marketing solution for hotels and hotel companies worldwide," Christensen said. "He will be a key player in helping us attain our goal of several thousand hotels on our site by the end of 1997 with continued growth in years to come."

WorldRes, Inc. (www.worldres.com) founded in 1995, provides Internet sales and marketing technologies and services to hundreds of hotel properties around the world, at no fixed cost. Using the latest Internet technology, WorldRes allows individual hotels and hotel companies to take reservations from multiple sources, using a single interface. WorldRes, with offices in San Mateo, California, and London, also operates the consumer travel Web site, Places To Stay(TM) (www.placestostay.com). Properties and hotel companies interested in enrolling in the WorldRes system can contact WorldRes sales at (415) 372-1700, or apply online on the WorldRes Web site.

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WorldRes and Places To Stay are trademarks of WorldRes, Inc. All other trademarks are recognized as the property of their respective holders.

CONTACTS:

Lissa Dutton, email: ldutton@worldres.com

Lauren Rudowitzl, email: laurenr@worldnet.att.net


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