Ocean Properties, Guest-Tek Partner to Deliver High-speed Internet Access to Hotels 
Guest-Tek’s proven track record in
wired and wireless connectivity cited

Attract more guests and increase customer loyalty with high-speed Internet access


Calgary, AB – (Dec. 15, 2003) – Ocean Properties Ltd., one of North America’s largest ownership/management groups with more than 100 properties and 16,000 guest rooms, has named Guest-Tek as its preferred provider of high-speed Internet access. Marriott, Hilton, and Intercontinental Hotels Group are among the leading brands operated by Ocean Properties throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.  

“Guest-Tek already has a proven track record in providing our hotels with exceptional broadband solutions tailored to meet their diverse infrastructure needs. That track record makes Guest-Tek an ideal fit as our preferred provider,” says Bill Burckhard, manager of technical services for Ocean Properties. Guest-Tek’s GlobalSuite™ solutions include wired, wireless, and combined wired/wireless configurations. Regardless of the configuration, hoteliers have full control in deciding how they wish to offer high-speed (complimentary or for a charge) and retain 100% of any broadband revenue. 

Usage rates for GlobalSuite indicate the service has been tremendously successful. Among the seven hotels managed by Ocean Properties that already offer the solution, six have recorded usage rates of 10% or higher for the month of November, including one hotel with an average rate of 27%.* 

Guest-Tek Chief Executive Officer Paul Sullivan says that Ocean Properties, like Guest-Tek, recognizes the demand for technology solutions that can help travelers be more productive on the road. 

“Many of Ocean Properties’ leading brands have already mandated that high-speed Internet be installed within a year. We look forward to helping Ocean Properties meet that challenge with smooth, quick installations and 24/7 support for both guests and hoteliers.” 

*Not occupancy-adjusted. 

About Ocean Properties Ltd. 
One of the largest hotel management companies in the United States, Ocean Properties owns and/or operates hotels in North America's most popular travel destinations. Properties operate under the flags of AmeriSuites, Courtyard by Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Residence Inn, Sheraton and Springhill Suites. Along with other prestigious awards, Ocean Properties has received Holiday Inn's and Marriott's coveted hotel awards for outstanding customer satisfaction and comfort.

About Guest-Tek 
Guest-Tek delivers wireless and wired broadband visitor-based networking (VBN) solutions to hotels and other businesses serving mobile users. Our products provide fast and easy plug-and-play Internet access to guests. Through our superior implementation and support services, our partners gain a sustainable competitive edge. Headquartered in Calgary, Guest-Tek has been serving hospitality and related industries since 1996. For more information, visit our Web site at www.guest-tek.com

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