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hotel SystemsPro Partners with Four Winds Interactive to Enable Hotel Sales Offices to Instantly Update Group Information and Promotions

hotel SystemsPro digital signage interface delivers seamless updates of on-property marketing messaging for increased efficiency

ATLANTA, GA – June 23, 2010 – hotel SystemsPro, a pioneer of Web-based enterprise solutions that enable hotel companies to increase market share and revenue through improved property and staff performance, today announced a partnership with Four Winds Interactive (FWi). With this partnership hotel SystemsPro provides a seamless interface that lets hotel sales teams update guest and group information property-wide instantly and interact with promotional signage.

The non-exclusive partnership with FWi enables hotels to benefit from the seamless transition of data entered at designated terminals across property to the reader boards in lobbies, conference rooms and public areas. This technology eliminates the need for manual updating of reader boards and minimizes human error.

“The implementation of the hotel SalesPro interface to FWi is well worth the investment,” said Eli Finestone, director, F&F Realty Ltd. F&F Realty Ltd is the manager of multiple properties, including four hotels that implemented the new interface. “Prior to this, managing our static signage was labor intensive, prone to human errors, and expensive. With this solution, there is no labor involved.

Finestone said, “The events in hotel SalesPro go directly onto our digital signage, which looks artistic and professional. We decided to implement this solution at four of our properties based on the efficiencies it creates and cost-effectiveness it delivers,” Properties utilizing hotel SalesPro and FWi are the Crowne Plaza Chicago-North Shore, the Doubletree Chicago- Arlington Heights, the Crowne Plaza Chicago-Metro, and the Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn/ Lombard.

hotel SystemsPro’s widely installed hotel sales software solution, hotel SalesPro, provides an automated catering platform for the interface between the reader boards and the scheduling system. Since the hotels maintain group and other property data within hotel SalesPro, the content may be sent to various digital signage pieces easily via the Web-based system.

“With the sophisticated data integration built into our digital signage software, the partnership with hotel SalesPro gives clients and FWi a more robust offering for the hospitality space.” said Ross Bernstein, vice president of hospitality, Four Winds Interactive. “We are always looking at ways to improve our software and its capabilities. Partnering with companies like hotel SalesPro resonates with properties that are looking for multiple data integration options.”

“Digital signage use has increased rapidly in hospitality and become a valuable differentiator for properties with significant group convention business,” said Matthew Morris, vice president hotel SystemsPro, “Providing a digital signage interface between our web-based automated sales and catering system and FWi, delivers increased productivity for operators and a much higher quality of guest experience.”


About hotel SystemsPro
Founded in 1996, hotel SystemsPro is a technology company operated by hospitality professionals who provide high performance, ASP-based enterprise and property solutions that enable hotel companies grow market share through better management of assets, increased sales, reduced operating expenses, and a higher quality guest experience. hotel SystemsPro partners with clients to provide solutions that scale across a broad range of properties in North America and around the world. Whatever the size of the property operator or its challenges, hotel SystemsPro solutions do the heavy lifting for operators to streamline operations and boost staff productivity and profitability. Our solutions include hotel SalesPro, hotel CateringPro, hotel ServicePro and hotel WebSpace. For more information, visit www.hotelsystemspro.com.

hotel SalesPro is a multi-property ASP sales and catering system with scalable functionality that increases sales efficiency for hotel chains and independent properties. hotel ServicePro is an economical hotel maintenance solution that preserves property asset value and improves guest service by automating the communication, scheduling, tracking and reporting of tasks surrounding best practices, guest requests, safety requirements and preventive and equipment management. hotel WebSpace, is an effective new online marketing solution that drives market share for hotel companies.

About Four Winds Interactive
Used to power thousands of signs, the Four Winds Interactive digital signage system is the ideal solution for both domestic and international use. With features including broad media playback capability, sophisticated data integration, digital wayfinding, and interactivity, the digital signage software offers its users a flexible solution designed to enhance the diverse communication objectives of companies in a variety of market segments. FWi is headquartered in Denver, CO and operates out of the historic Parkside Mansion in City Park. www.fourwindsinteractive.com

hotel SystemsPro
Kathy Bannasch, CHA
Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Corporate Training
280 Interstate North Circle, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-303-9911 or Toll free: 877-263-3645
Email: kathy.bannasch@hotelsystemspro.com

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