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Hotel Concepts Awarded Microsoft® Gold Partner Status
Booth # 1041
BREDA, THE NETHERLANDS — JUNE 15, 2006 — Hotel Concepts, a leading global provider of property management/CRS technology and software solutions for the hospitality industry, recently announced that the company has been awarded Gold Certified Partner status by Microsoft®, the highest level of Microsoft's Partner Program status available for independent software vendors. This prestigious award recognizes the company's advanced competency in both providing custom build software and services. As a Gold Certified Partner, Hotel Concepts meets Microsoft's highest criteria for enhanced employee certification and has an extensive portfolio of customer references.

"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic operations plans," said Erik Wachtmeester, lead architect of the product development at Hotel Concepts. Today, Microsoft recognizes Hotel Concepts as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology."

"Our continued partnership with Microsoft affords Hotel Concepts’ customers access to global development, sales and support resources," said Ernst Biesbroeck, Hotel Concepts Senior Director of Business Development. "Our partnership with Microsoft and its global partner network of value added resellers and system integrators will substantially increase Hotel Concepts’ reach into the global hospitality marketplace."

Gold Partner Certification is just a part of Hotel Concepts’ on-going relationship with Microsoft. Hotel Concepts uses the Microsoft SQL Server as the technology foundation of its flagship property management solution, IDPMS®.

Hotel Concepts' newest offering, Itesso®, combines property management in a multi-property environment with distribution channel management to provide a complete hospitality management solution, while offering unparalleled scalability and integration using the Microsoft .NET platform and XML/Web Services technologies. Itesso® also holds Microsoft .NET Connected Certification and integrates with Microsoft Office 2003, SQL Server 2005, SharePoint Portal Servers, and BizTalk 2004 Enterprise Servers. Through independent testing by VeriTest, Hotel Concepts recently earned the Microsoft Certification for Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005, recognizing IDPMS® as a solution that is secure, scalable and manageable, and that runs reliably on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.

For more information, please contact Jason Cape at 1-866-687-0040, ext. 306, visit the booth # 1041 at HITEC 2006, or visit www.hotelconcepts.com.

About Hotel Concepts

Hotel Concepts provides advanced property management software to the hospitality industry worldwide, with innovative solutions designed for individual properties as well as hotel chains and management companies. Founded in 1994, Hotel Concepts has proven to be a reliable partner, both for individual hotels and hotel chains. With five main offices on three continents, worldwide support is guaranteed. North American Sales and Support are located in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Hotel Concepts’ products are installed around the world in individual hotels and chains alike, and have a great variety of dedicated users ranging from individual hotels with 20 rooms to chain-hotels with more than 500 rooms. The company’s client base includes properties in both the business and leisure categories, as well as conference centers. For more information, please contact Jason Cape at 1-866-687-0040, ext. 306, or visit www.hotelconcepts.com.


Jason Cape – Sales Manager
Hotel Concepts USA LLC
1389 Peachtree St., Suite 320
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel: 404-687-0040
Toll-free: 1-866-687-0040

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Andrea Roland
Phoenix Marketing Group, Inc.
Tel: 407-905-0608

Also See: Hotel Concepts to Reveal Smart Client Enterprise Solution at HITEC 2006 / June 2006
Hotel Concepts Shows Versatility with Installation of Property Management System at The Penn Club of New York / November 2004
Two Properties, One Database, Hotel Concepts’ Property Management System the right fit for Bryce Canyons’ Ruby’s Inn / November 2004

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