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Leading hotel self-service solution provider relocates CEO and key management support to the U.S., enhances integration initiatives with North America-based technology partners and plans first-time appearance at HITEC in Austin.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA  - May 19, 2015 - Ariane Systems, the world leader in self-service check-in/out technology for the hospitality industry, has launched an aggressive global growth initiative with an increased focus on the North American market. The move is spearheaded by the recent relocation of company CEO, Laurent Cardot, to the Washington D.C. area of the U.S., in order to oversee the North American operation. Cardot will be joined by a senior level deployment specialist, Ewina Yim, further enhancing   the company's presence to make its solutions more accessible to hoteliers throughout the region. Cofounder Michel Lavandier will remain President and will oversee all EMEA operations, while Miles Gaudoin, currently Managing Director of Northern Europe, will step up as Head of Sales for EMEA. 

Recognized throughout multiple global markets as the leading provider of self check-in and check-out technologies, Ariane Systems has also expanded its integration partnership base with a comprehensive list of North American-based industry-recognized technology solution providers, in order to further enhance operational efficiency for its hotel clients around the globe. Ariane's newly launched global development initiative facilitates integration of its solutions with some of the world's most renowned keycard and access control manufacturers, including VingCard Elsafe, Kaba Ilco/Saflok, Onity and SALTO Systems. In an effort to streamline transactions, the company has also linked its self-service platform with multiple payment service providers that include Merchant Link, Shift4, SIX Payment Services, Ingenico Group and Verifone. Integrations with several PMS providers such as Oracle/Micros, PAR Springer Miller, Cenium, and Infor also serve the purpose of enhancing property operations and efficiency. To further ensure that hoteliers throughout North America have the ability to gain access to cutting edge hospitality solutions, Ariane Systems is also developing partnerships alongside industry-recognized brands, such as Guestdriven, iRis Software Solutions, Nor1, Runtriz and StaynTouch.  

"We are extremely pleased to be working alongside some of the industry's leading technological providers in order to supply properties with the latest in convenience and efficiency that hospitality currently has to offer," stated Laurent Cardot. "With the North American market continuing to experience substantial growth in both rates and occupancy levels across various travel segments, we believe that Ariane Systems is in a prime position to promote even further growth and revenues for hotels with its guest experience-enhancing solutions."

Serving as Chief Executive Officer at Ariane's Paris-based headquarters for more than 14 years, Cardot's will continue to oversee all aspects of the global organization from his new U.S. regional base, while directing the North American expansion.

To showcase the company's North American growth initiative Ariane Systems will, for the first time, be exhibiting independently at HITEC, the world's largest hotel technology tradeshow, held each year in the U.S. This year, HITEC is scheduled for June 15-18th in Austin, Texas and Ariane will be demonstrating its industry leading self-service solutions at booth # 131.  

For more information, please contact Jeff Councilman at Ariane Systems at +1 (770) 609-5333, email jcouncilman@ariane.com or visit www.ariane.com.

About Ariane Systems

Ariane Systems is the world's leading provider of self check-in / check-out technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Founded in 1998 by Michel Lavandier and Laurent Cardot, Ariane now has more than 2,500 installations running at hotel properties in over 20 countries. Numerous hotel chains utilize Ariane's electronic kiosk, mobile and web solutions to streamline the check-in/out process. These include B&B Hotels, Choice Hotels, Scandic, Mövenpick, Park Inn, Radisson Blu, and Louvre Hotels, among others. With corporate headquarters based in Paris, France, Ariane Systems maintains regional offices in North America, UK, Germany, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.ariane.com.

Contact: Jeff Councilman

jcouncilman@ariane.com / +1 770.609.5333

Contact: Media Inquiries - Andrea Roland, Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc.

andrea@planapr.com / +1 407.905.0608

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