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Maestro PMS Selected By 7 Full Service Hotels - 1st Quarter Install


Contact: Audrey Macrae
Company: Northwind
Phone: 905-940-1923
Fax: 905-940-1925

MARKHAM, ON (February 18, 2005) -- Northwind

Orders Double for Robust Maestro Integrated PMS, Sales & Catering, Point of Sale and Online Table Reservations, and ResEze Online Booking Engine Functionality

Markham, ON – January 26, 2005 - NORTHWIND, a provider of enterprise property management and reservation solutions for hospitality, announced today its Maestro Property Management Suite was selected by seven additional properties across the US for installation in the first quarter of 2005.

NORTHWIND's President of US Operations, Warren Dehan, said, “The industry's recovery is encompassing nearly all segments. Thanks to higher rates and RevPAR operators are moving forward with long-postponed strategic system upgrades. The seven hotels that recently selected Maestro include luxury properties like the Paws Up Resort in Montana and Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel in California, and extend across the country to two sister properties on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts that will also be installing the Maestro POS and Table Reservations. Each operator chose Maestro to drive specific business strategies, in some cases to achieve greater efficiency and promote revenue generation with all-channel Yield Management; in others it is to improve guest service. Maestro's functionality and flexibility are being widely recognized as the industry standard for comprehensive multi-system enterprise automation.”

Maestro Point of Sale, PMS Installed at Harvard
Richard Carbone, general manager of the Inn at Harvard and the Harvard Square Hotel said, “We selected Maestro Multi-Property because it provides all the operating modules our hotels need on a single database for both properties. Its guest history is excellent, and our sales and front office staff are finding Maestro very easy to learn and use. Our technology consultant Mark Haley from Prism Partnership suggested several systems, and our team identified Maestro as the best choice for our two hotels. Moving forward, NORTHWIND has done a great job of training and installation.” The Inn at Harvard and Harvard Square Hotel, operated by Collegiate Hospitality LLC, are owned by Harvard University are open to the general public. The hotels installed the Maestro Multi-Property Suite with Property Management, Sales & Catering, and Maestro Point of Sale with Table Res on one single-image server to enable cross selling and more efficient management at both hotels.

Luxury Resorts and Business Hotels Chose Maestro
The Maestro Property Management Suite was also selected by Paws Up Resort. Nestled among 37,000 acres of big timber in Montana, Paws Up Resort's luxury property will automate its operation with Maestro PMS, Point of Sale, and Sales & Catering systems. The stylish 116-suite Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel in the heart of the shopping district will install Maestro Property Management. And in Alaska, the Goldbelt Hotel Juneau will utilize Maestro PMS, Sales & Catering, Work Order Management and the ResEze web booking engine. Other properties in Texas and Oklahoma have also signed agreements to install Maestro PMS and Sales & Catering. Each hotel will also utilize Maestro Yield Management to maximize rates across all channels, including Web booking sites.

Alaska Tour Hotel Taps Maestro SQL Integration
After evaluating many systems the Goldbelt Hotel Juneau will install the Maestro PMS, Sales & Catering, Work Order Management, and ResEze web booking systems because of Maestro's fully integrated single-image Microsoft SQL Server database. Virgil Ward, general manager of Goldbelt Juneau said, “Maestro is the only system that met our company's need for an integrated suite of high-performance modules on a centralized SQL platform. The ResEze Web booking engine is also key to our strategy of providing guests the ability to make reservations directly from our site with accurate availability. Maestro's Internet functionality is excellent.”

Maestro Point of Sale and Online Table Res
The new Maestro POS increases revenue potential and guest service for hotels and property groups by linking multiple outlets across separate properties with guests' records on one central database for guest recognition, accurate charge posting and cross selling. Maestro POS uses touch screen terminals and handheld units, and is integrated with all modules of the Maestro Property Management Suite. Hospitality's first integrated Internet restaurant reservation system is Maestro Online Table Res, a groundbreaking application that allows guests to book dining reservations from a property's own website. Maestro Online Table Res also maximizes F&B outlet profitability with functionality that optimizes seating plans in real time for more efficient utilization of space.

NORTHWIND, known in the hospitality industry for its service and state-of-the-art technology, is widely respected for providing hotels, private organizations, 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 all types of hospitality operations including hotels, resorts, timeshares, condominiums, seminaries, state parks, and clubs. Maestro applications are engineered for operators who need to manage their enterprise in a real time environment for the utmost operational control and profitability. Designed to maximize the efficiency of any size single hotel or multi-property 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, POS & Online Table Res, GDS Connectivity and ResEze Internet Reservations. This comprehensive multi-platform (Windows 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.

For additional information, please contact:
Audrey MacRae
Director, Sales & Marketing
60 Renfrew Drive, Suite #235
Markham, ON L3R 0E1
Phone: (905) 940-1923 ext - 246
1-888-NORTH88 (667-8488)
Fax: (905) 940-1925

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