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Holiday Inn Springfield-Enfield Selects TELEVUE as its Free-to-Guest HDTV Programming Provider

August 25

Enfield, Conn., & Raleigh, NC – August 25 – TELEVUE, the leader in HDTV, free-to-guest programming and LCD televisions in the hospitality industry, announced today that high definition equipment and DIRECTV HD programming services will be implemented at the Holiday Inn in Enfield, Conn.

The Holiday Inn Springfield-Enfield allows guests to experience the comfort and charm of New England in a suburban setting. The hotel is located near Bradley International Airport, making it ideal for travelers and area professionals. The Holiday Inn Plaza looked to TELEVUE to help increase guest satisfaction. The hotel, which is managed by Welcome Group Hotels Inc., has worked previously with TELEVUE. Based upon this existing relationship, the hotel’s management chose TELEVUE as its free-to-guest HDTV programming provider.

Welcome Group Hotels places a large emphasis on the role of technology in hospitality. The management company recognizes the importance of having state-of-the-art electronic devices available to travelers. They have worked to provide free wireless internet and premium movie channels for guests. Building off of its technology initiative, Welcome Group Inc’s partnership with TELEVUE marks an expansion into keeping travelers connected and entertained while away from home.

“During the past year, our team has done an outstanding job identifying opportunities and building capital investment plans to set our properties apart from other lodging institutions and delivering a superior guest experience,” said Remo Pizzichemi, vice president of operations of Welcome Group Inc. “Our company capitalizes on key technology differentiators like HD programming because of the demands of our vacation, business and tech-savvy travelers. The TELEVUE solution makes it financially possible to centralize the experience and enjoyment of our guests, which is our top priority. TELEVUE has been a strategic partner throughout this engagement, not only providing the technology, but also providing service, financing and ensuring the solution would be architected to deliver maximum benefit to our guests.”

“The launch of DIRECTV premium-HD programming services is just one example illustrating Welcome Group Inc’s commitment to delivering world-class amenities for their guests,” said Jeff Stephans, vice president and general manager for TELEVUE. “TELEVUE sees HD programming as strategic opportunities for our hotel properties to differentiate themselves, and we are focused on continuing to refine our solutions and services to ensure that we consistently meet our customer’s needs as technology evolves. We are extremely pleased to continue our partnership with Welcome Group Inc., and their commitment to increase the quality of the guest experience will pay dividends in this competitive market,” said Stephans.

About Welcome Group Inc.:

Welcome Group Inc. hotels are a mix of glamour and warmth, high style and creature comforts, an unexpected blend of history, business and leisure. They are committed to being the best that our brands have to offer. With consistent attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to guest satisfaction, they will make sure your stay in our hotels is wonderfully unforgettable. Welcome Group Inc. – industry leaders creating great memories.

About TELEVUE:

TELEVUE is the in-room solution provider of choice for the lodging industry. It is also the single source for quality television equipment, such as high definition programming, competitive financing and expert service. TELEVUE delivers the latest in television technologies and provides integrated solutions to maximize in-room entertainment. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, TELEVUE is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation, which was founded in 1957. Telerent is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc., the North American flagship subsidiary of a Fortune Global 500 corporation.

For more information on TELEVUE, call 800-316-8876, or visit at http://www.televue.tv/.

Contact:
Matt Barker
Director of Marketing
Telerent Leasing Corporation
919-772-8604