CALGARY, March 12 /CNW/ - Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.,
("Guest-Tek") (TSX:GTK) has announced an agreement (the "Agreement") with
Tharaldson Property Management, Inc. ("TPM") one of the largest hotel property
management companies in North America to upgrade high speed internet access
("HSIA"). Tharaldson Property Management, Inc. properties include an expansive
list of well known brands of hotels in North America.
"We are very pleased we have been selected to upgrade this very
impressive portfolio of North American managed properties," said Arnon Levy,
CEO for Guest-Tek. "Tharaldson Property Management, Inc. is a leader in
hospitality property management, we understand this agreement has required
careful consideration to select a HSIA service provider that can deliver a
top-quality high speed internet access service across a large and diverse
portfolio of hotels."
This agreement was reached through consultation with the client regarding
the network upgrades recommended by Guest-Tek. Over the next 12 months
Guest-Tek will upgrade and certify each properties' HSIA network to improve
the level of service provided by increasing the quality of the network.
"Guest's usage and expectations for consistent HSIA service continue to
grow. For hoteliers to meet these expectations requires a well designed and
documented network along with a team of experts to support it. Guest-Tek's
experience across over 3,000 hotel networks has proven how critical this is to
the quality of service a guest receives," said Arnon Levy. "This is a
significant milestone for Guest-Tek to have a customer like TPM take a strong
stance and invest in the quality of the HSIA service for all of their guests.
Other hotels have been very pleased with the results of the upgrade process
and we look forward to working with TPM on this project."
Guest-Tek has taken proactive steps to upgrade existing HSIA hospitality
properties to meet set standards of equipment, network quality, and support.
The main objective of the program is to provide the hotelier quality HSIA
network. The end result of the objective is to increase profitability for both
the property owner and Guest-Tek through consumer satisfaction and customer
"We are pleased to extend our relationship with Guest-Tek and anticipate
an increased level of customer satisfaction with the enhancement program we
have defined with Guest-Tek", said Rick Larson, President of Tharaldson
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 www.guest-tek.com .
ABOUT THARALDSON PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Based in Fargo, North Dakota Tharaldson Property Management, Inc.(TPM) ,
an employee-owned company is the largest independent hotel property management
company in the nation, operating under contract 375 hotels in 36 states. For
more information about Tharaldson Property Management, Inc, go to
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