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Hotel Information Systems’ epitome Enterprise
Solutions Are Making an Impact in
the Russian Hospitality Market.
Lake Forest, CA (June 1, 2005)... Hotel Information Systems, a division of MAI Systems Corporation (OTCBB: MAIY.OB) announces it has entered into a definitive agreement through Libra International, the exclusive distributor of MAI solutions in the Russian Federation, to implement its epitome Enterprise Solutions with Heliopark Hotel Management Company, one of the first and most prominent national hotel chains in Russia. Heliopark extended its current contract for epitome PMS to include epitome Enterprise – the next-generation internet-native enterprise solution from Hotel Information Systems, with modules that include Central Reservations, Central Rate and Availability Management, Distribution Channel Management, Central Guest Management and Web Reservations Management. Furthermore, the epitome PMS will become the mandated solution for all Heliopark’s managed properties.

Nikolai Balba, Managing Director of Libra International, commented: “Heliopark Hotels is one of the first centrally managed hotel companies in Russia, with impressive plans for expansion and growth. We have partnered with Heliopark to deliver the latest generation of enterprise solutions from Hotel Information Systems, and are pleased that these technologies will form the very foundation for the further development of Heliopark chain. We are looking forward to working with Heliopark Hotels and being part of their success in Russia.” Brian Bowerfind, Vice President & General Manager of Hotel Information Systems’ International Business Unit added that “The selection of our complete solution set will empower Heliopark to streamline their operations which is critical for their future growth plans. This will increase their business agility and give them a long term competitive advantage.”  

Sergey Fomin, IT Director for Heliopark, has observed: “We have successfully implemented epitome PMS in six of our hotels and were able to achieve a high level of centralization of our group’s reservations and operations procedures. With our plans for growth, we have decided to standardize on epitome PMS throughout all Heliopark hotels, and to install epitome Enterprise – the software that will allow us to integrate our operations, implement efficient B2B and B2C procedures and connect all of our properties to major Russian and international distribution channels.”

About Heliopark Hotel Group
Heliopark Hotel Management is the first centrally managed Russian national hotel chain. Heliopark currently manages six hotel properties; eight more properties are under development by Heliopark and are due to open within 2005-2006. Heliopark is actively seeking new properties to bring under its management. It is estimated that Heliopark will more than double their portfolio by the 4th quarter of 2006

About Libra International
Libra International is the official distribution partner of Hotel Information Systems for Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Russia and the CIS. Libra International supplies epitome Enterprise Solutions, an integrated family of products for the hospitality industry, which includes epitome Property Management System, epitome Web Reservations System, epitome CIS/CRS and epitome Business Intelligence. All epitome products have been localized to meet the requirements of Russian and Eastern European markets. Libra International operates offices in Moscow and Prague, with representation and support centers throughout the region. For additional information about Libra International please contact us at +7 095 937 8222 or visit our web site at

About Hotel Information Systems
Hotel Information Systems, Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of MAI Systems Corporation (OTCBB: MAIY.OB). Hotel Information Systems provides total enterprise management solutions, improving critical operations and profitability for global hotel organizations. For a complete demonstration or additional information about epitome Enterprise Solutions, please contact a Hotel Information Systems Client Solutions Representative at 1.800.497.0532 or visit the Hotel Information Systems Web site at




Christina Lanier
Public Relations Director
Hotel Information Systems
Telephone 813.949.4153

Nikolai Balba
Managing Director
Libra International
Telephone +7 095 937 8222

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