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Industry's 1st Seamless GDS Yield Mgmt. Reservation Tools at HITEC


Contact: Audrey MacRae
Company: NORTHWIND - Maestro Prop. Mgmt. Solutions
Phone: (905) 940-1923 ext-246
Fax: (905) 940-1925

MARKHAM, ON (June 14, 2004) -- NORTHWIND

NORTHWIND'S Maestro Multi-Property PMS and Owner Management Tools Drive Cash Flow for Resort Developers, Operators

June 14, 2004 – NORTHWIND, a leading provider of enterprise property management and reservation solutions for hospitality, is coming to HITEC in Dallas with a full spectrum of revenue-boosting profitability tools designed to deliver stronger bottom lines for operators. Attendees can see Hospitality's first GDS Yield Management tool for hotels and property groups, the Maestro seamless PMS-GDS+ reservation solution. NORTHWIND will also showcase its Maestro Owner Management applications that build cash flow for developers at booth 822 at the Dallas Convention Center June 22 – 24. This year at HITEC, operators are shopping for technology that drives revenue, and NORTHWIND's Maestro family of property management applications are each designed to maximize hotel profitability and improve efficiency. To provide operators with valuable real-world rate-optimization strategies, NORTHWIND is hosting one-on-one Yield Management coaching sessions by Ron Doi, Corporate Rooms Revenue Manager for a luxury hotel group in their booth #822 at 2 p.m. on June 22 and 23 to share insider rate boosting secrets with operators. The sessions, titled “Pro-Active Yield Management with Maestro,” are open to all hospitality professionals attending HITEC.

Multi-Property Ownership Tools Drive Cash Flow

In today's economy owners are relying on their hotels to supply the cash flow to support renovation and new projects. Maestro's Owner Management solutions for Timeshare and Condominium operations, and Maestro Ownership Reporting for multi-property ownership groups are becoming essential for profitable real estate development. Maestro Timeshare and Condominium Owner Management solutions are already being widely employed by operators who want to generate cash flow. NORTHWIND will also demonstrate its secured solutions for Multi-Property Management and Ownership Reporting that were recently implemented at 65 Suburban Franchise Systems extended stay hotels giving asset managers and owners daily access to property performance information for more intelligent decisions.

NORTHWIND Offers Rate-Boosting Channel Management Tutorial on Integrated GDS-PMS Yield Management

On Tuesday, June 22, at 2:15 p.m. NORTHWIND will host a Tutorial on “Channel Management: Integrated PMS – GDS Yield for Single and Multi-Property Operations,” in tutorial room B. Presenter Mark Kelly will discuss how to use the latest Maestro Yield Management tools to increase revenue and raise rates intelligently. Participants will be invited to discuss effective yield strategies with Mark and learn how Maestro's Y/M tools seamlessly integrate with a property's or chain's GDS channels to apply rate management strategies across a variety of sites from one screen. This session will be extremely valuable for operators wanting to raise their rates.

NORTHWIND President Outlines Technology Trends in Audio Interview

Warren Dehan, President of NORTHWIND US Operations, recently described the technology trends affecting the hotel industry in an audio interview that may be heard at Warren was quizzed on a variety of technology questions, including the importance to profitability of an integrated approach to electronic channel sales and enterprise automation.

NORTHWIND (, known in the hospitality industry for its service and state-of-the-art technology, is widely respected for providing hotels, guests, and corporate management companies with flexible software solutions.

Based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, with a network of dealers and offices worldwide, NORTHWIND is a leading supplier of software for hotel owners and operators who need to manage their enterprise in a real time environment for maximum operational control and profitability. Designed to handle any size hotel, resort, meeting/conference center, multi-property and for the enterprise, NORTHWIND's Maestro solution offers the most productive working environment, which includes the following suite of products: PMS, Sales & Catering, Club/Spa Management, Corporate Reservations Office, Multi-Property Management, Condo/Owner Management, Yield Management, GDS Connectivity and ResEze (Internet Reservations). This comprehensive multi-platform (Windows 9X/NT/2000/XP, Unix/Linux, Terminal Server & Web Enabled) suite is recognized as the solution of choice for progressive and demanding organizations. NORTHWIND is a total solution provider that offers leading-edge technologies, and unparalleled training and support.

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