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Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. Announces Agreement
Real Hotels & Resorts with OneViewTM into Over 1,300 Rooms
CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, and EL SALVADOR, San Salvador, April 2nd, 2008 --- Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd., (“Guest-Tek” ) (TSX:GTK) has announced it has entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) with Real Hotels & Resorts to install Guest-Tek’s OneViewTM Media platform with video-on-demand (“VOD”) in over 1300 rooms spread over seven properties located in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Currently these properties have Guest-Tek’s high speed internet access (“HSIA”) platform which through this agreement will be upgraded to the latest version of Guest-Tek’s OneView™ Internet platform.
"This agreement is an example of Guest-Tek’s abilities in the Latin American marketplace. We have taken a customer with our Internet platform and upgraded their offerings with the latest OneView™ Internet and OneView™ Media platforms," noted Arnon Levy, chief executive officer of Guest-Tek. "Guest-tek continues to expand its operations globally. We are pleased to work with Real Hotels & Resorts and provide them with world leading OneView™ products and services.”
With this Agreement, Guest-Tek will install these services over the 2008 calendar year and will provide 24 hour, seven day a week support in English and Spanish.
“Real Hotels & Resorts has made this Agreement with Guest-Tek because we see Guest-Tek as a leader in providing HSIA and VOD in Latin America,” said Fernando Poma, Managing Director of Real Hotels & Resorts. “Our past experience with Guest-Tek has proven to our company that we can rely on Guest-Tek to provide exceptional support and service to our properties.”
Guest-Tek (Toronto Stock Exchange: GTK) is the world's largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Guest-Tek's OneView™ platform provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony services. Guest-Tek is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing services including network design, procurement, implementation, and post sales customer support to over 3,019 properties and over 504,000 rooms. The company's head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and it has major support facilities in Irvine, California, and Warsaw, Poland as well as Sales offices located throughout North America and Europe. For more information about Guest-Tek, go to http://www.guest-tek.com
ABOUT REAL HOTELS & RESORTS
Real Hotels & Resorts, Grupo Poma’s hospitality division, is a leading lodging company with more than 4,500 available rooms distributed within its 27 hotels opened or under development in the United States, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Real Hotels & Resorts operates its properties in alliance with three large hotel chains: InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International and Marriott International. The company is headquartered in San Salvador, El Salvador and had approximately 3,500 employees at 2007 year-end. It is ranked as one of the top hotel management companies in Latin America having received multiple awards and recognitions for its high service and product consistence across its entire property portfolio. For more information or reservations, please visit www.realhotelsandresorts.com
Arnon Levy, President & CEO
Geoff Clark, CFO
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