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Hilton Grand Vacations Company Selects
StayOnline for Wireless Expertise
Company named exclusive wireless vendor for select
Hilton Grand Vacations Club resort properties

Atlanta, March 1, 2005 – StayOnline, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded contracts for eight resort properties managed by Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC (HGVC), the vacation ownership division of Hilton Hotels Corporation.  The company’s total footprint with Hilton Grand Vacations Club (HGVClub) will be comprised of nearly 2,800 units at two properties in Orlando, FL; three in Las Vegas, NV; two in Hawaii, and one in South Beach, FL.  

HGVC’s CIO, Brian Garavuso, said the selection of StayOnline as the preferred vendor for the company’s Hilton-developed properties indicate that Hilton Grand Vacations Club is “well-prepared for the future with a vendor that has a proven track record in the wireless arena.”

“StayOnline’s existing relationship with Hilton Hotels Corporation, coupled with their ability to support our system, and our growth strategy, helped solidify them as our vendor of choice for select HGVClub properties,” he said.  

“The system that we will be using in the HGVClub properties is designed for multiple application use and will include Voice Over Wireless LAN, Wireless Curbside Check-in and other handheld applications that will be fully integrated with property management systems, as well as portable point of sale applications in the future,” said Antonio DiMilia, President/CEO of StayOnline.

DiMilia noted that as hotels and resorts look to the future in terms of an infrastructure that can easily and economically support multiple applications, they should look no further than StayOnline’s robust wireless solution.

“StayOnline has concentrated on not only meeting the individual brand and property standards for Internet access systems, but exceeding them. With HGVC we will be building a very flexible and hardy internal wireless infrastructure designed to accommodate all of their planned and as yet unforeseen applications."

About StayOnline
StayOnline’s wireless high-speed Internet solution is installed in 63,000 guest rooms in more than 440 hotels and resorts across North America in more than 30 hotel brands, as well as a variety of  unique boutique and historic properties. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, StayOnline provides secure wireless high-speed Internet access solutions and flexible wireless infrastructure for the hospitality industry. The company operates the largest, 100% WLAN in hotels in North America.  StayOnline meets the highest quality standards and is Intel® Centrino™ verified.  For additional information on StayOnline, visit

About Hilton Grand Vacations Company
Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC (HGVC), is wholly owned by Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT), recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., HGVC develops, markets and operates a system of brand name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club (HGVClub®) and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel, and reservation services for more than 80,000 combined Club Members. 

Hilton Grand Vacations Company provides comprehensive on-site management services to all HGVClub resorts, including the operation of owner rental programs, resort recreational programs and retail outlets. Additionally, HGVC operates one of the industry's most successful resale programs for its managed resort properties.


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