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NewspaperDirect Launches Hotel

Hotel is the ‘green’ way to serve guests hundreds
of newspaper titles from around the world, fresh every day

LONDON, UK – February 18, 2008: (HOSTEC Booth H1002) NewspaperDirect, the world leader in multi-channel newspaper content distribution, has launched Hotel ( Hotel brings more than 550 newspapers and magazines from 72 countries and in 37 languages to the laptops of hotel guests. Using the hotel’s high speed internet service, Hotel can be configured to serve guest laptops in-room or in the common areas of the hotel property. In most cases, guests will be able to view a digital facsimile of any newspaper in the system before it has even arrived at public newsstands.

Hotel is the latest addition to NewspaperDirect’s product family, which attracts millions of online consumers and corporate customers every day, along with patrons from more than 600 libraries worldwide. It is also the technology behind NewspaperDirect’s SmartEdition ePaper solution that powers dozens of the world’s leading publishers, including CanWest, New York Post, Washington Post, Le Figaro, Daily Telegraph, and many other prominent newspapers. 

Hotel is designed for hoteliers looking to offer their guests superior service and ‘green’ amenities. Besides being the environmentally friendly alternative to printed newspapers, Hotel enhances the newspaper experience for readers by offering a familiar look and feel, easy-to-use navigation tools, powerful keyword searching, article sharing through email and blogs, translation into up to 12 languages, audio capabilities, and integration with social media such as Facebook, Digg and 

“Hotel enables hoteliers to reduce the cost and wastage of locally delivered newspapers while providing guests with a superior newspaper reading experience,” said Richard Miller, NewspaperDirect’s vice president, sales and marketing. “Guests can read any newspaper they want on their laptops and can even download them to read while in transit to their next destination. Hotel is the ‘green’ newspaper solution for hotels that cater to the tech-savvy mobile professional.”

Hotel is available to both hotels and hotel Internet service providers. Subscription packages offer simultaneous user licenses that enable multiple guests to share the service 24 hours a day.

Hotel is also currently deployed as the digital newspaper component of Swisscom Hospitality Service’s premium Internet service, Room 2.0. Today, it is available in over 1,100 properties throughout Europe, with deployment planned in all 2,300 of Swisscom’s serviced properties. 

About NewspaperDirect Inc.

Founded in 1999, NewspaperDirect Inc. is the world leader in multi-channel newspaper and magazine content distribution and monetization. NewspaperDirect offers more than 600 newspaper and magazine titles through a global network of more than 1,200 print locations in 105 countries, delivering them to hotels, libraries, cruise ships, corporate offices, retail outlets, home subscribers, and Web browsers everywhere. 

The company also leverages its extensive content base and leading-edge technology to offer, the largest online newspaper and magazine kiosk in the world. is the environmentally-friendly alternative to printed newspapers, providing consumers, corporations, libraries and hotels instant access to hundreds of publications from around the world, on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry and other smartphones.  

NewspaperDirect’s SmartEdition ePaper solution, powered by PressDisplay technology, fits every publisher’s needs with zero investment and zero operational cost. With SmartEdition, a publisher’s subscribers benefit from anywhere/anytime access to current and back issues of their publications, while enjoying premium digital features such as voice, translation, sharing, blogging and advanced searching.

The Company's ND Press print-on-demand service enables businesses to conveniently download and print hundreds of national and international titles on-site using their existing in-house equipment.


Tim Cox

Also See: NewspaperDirect To Distribute The Wall Street Journal / Jan 2001
NewspaperDirect Offers Olympic Guests Today’s International Editions; Sydney Hotels Welcome The World And Its Newspapers / Sept 2000

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