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StayOnline Offers Smooth Sailing/Surfing
at Sailport Resort
Atlanta, GA – March 17, 2004 – StayOnline, the nation’s leading provider of 100% wireless High Speed Internet access to the hospitality industry, is enabling Tampa Bay’s Sailport Waterfront Suites Resort to offer its guests smooth Internet sailing. 

All 210 of the Sailport’s fully-equipped guest suites now have wireless HSIA access, along with its common areas – including the pool, restaurants and conference facility. According to Hoch, the Sailport has a fairly even split of business travelers and visitors to the area and all of his customers want a hassle-free wireless connection.

"Whether you call it sailing or surfing, here at the Sailport, we wanted our guests to have a seamless, smooth way to access the Internet," said George Hoch, General Manager of the Sailport Resort. "We didn’t even consider anything besides all-wireless and StayOnline’s experience in this area rose above all of the other vendors we considered."

"Just as business travelers are trying to pare down their luggage, our tourist guests certainly don’t want to bring along a lot of wires and cords when they travel," he added.

StayOnline’s solution utilizes the 802.11 platform, also known as wi-fi, which is standard on most of today’s laptops and PCs. For those guests whose laptops are not wirelessly enabled, the hotel offers StayOnline’s proprietary EZAir, a simple Plug ‘n Play device that connects their computer to the network seamlessly. 

"What better way to surf the Net, than while sunning beside the Sailport’s pool, overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay," said Antonio DiMilia, President and CEO of StayOnline. "We’re truly excited to offer our solution to the guests of this deluxe suites property."

About StayOnline, Inc.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, StayOnline provides secure wireless high-speed Internet access solutions for the hospitality industry. With more than 200 installed locations, StayOnline operates the largest, 100% WLAN in hotels in North America. StayOnline meets the highest quality standards and is Intel® Centrino™ certified. StayOnline boasts an impressive customer base, including properties in over 30 national lodging brands, as well as several unique boutique and historic properties. For additional information on StayOnline, visit

About the Sailport

Sailport Waterfront Suites Resort is managed by Provident Management Corporation and is affiliated with The Mutiny Hotel and Ocean Point Suites. It is located within minutes of Tampa International Airport with easy access to downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Convenient to the area’s main attractions, including Busch Gardens, Adventure Islands, Ybor City and Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Sailport offers one- and two-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens, and top-of-the-line amenities for its guests.


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