LodgeNet Joins AAHOA as Founding Platinum Member

  • LodgeNet Interactive Corporation
  • 03.18.10
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation(NASDAQ: LNET), a leading provider of media and connectivity solutions to hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses, announced that it is joining the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) as a Founding Platinum Member.

“AAHOA members know that even though travelers have tightened their belts, they haven’t lowered their expectations for in-room technology,” said Scott E. Young, president of hospitality for LodgeNet.  “We are pleased to support AAHOA as a Founding Platinum Member, and we welcome the opportunity to help AAHOA member hoteliers deliver an in-room experience that satisfies guests while still looking out for the bottom line.”
Young said that LodgeNet is taking a holistic, three-channel approach to delivering affordable technology solutions to AAHOA member hoteliers:

  • Free-to-guest (FTG) programming: LodgeNet can deliver more than 250 FTG channels (including over 75 HD FTG channels), with a consistent channel lineup for multiple hotels.  LodgeNet customers receive the industry’s best prices on ESPN, HBO and Showtime.  The company currently distributes FTG programming to more than 1 million guest rooms in affiliation with DIRECTV, one of the largest providers of satellite TV service to hotels.
  • Broadband: LodgeNet offers high-quality, reliable wireless Internet access solutions at a value hoteliers require and a performance level guests expect.
  • Professional solutions: LodgeNet can help AAHOA member hoteliers plan, design and install new networks and guest technology - keeping costs down and ensuring smooth and worry-free installations.

LodgeNet representatives will also be attending the AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show, scheduled for June 16, 2010 in Chicago, Ill. 

LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is a leading provider of media and connectivity solutions designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses.  LodgeNet Interactive serves more than 1.9 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States.  The company’s services include: interactive television solutions, broadband Internet solutions, content solutions, professional solutions and advertising media solutions. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry-leading brands: LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX and The Hotel Networks. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET. 
The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is a voice for owners in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1989, AAHOA is now one of the fastest-growing organizations in the industry, with more than 10,000 members owning more than 22,000 hotels that total $60 billion in property value. AAHOA Officers include Chairman Tarun S. Patel, CHA; Vice Chairman ChandraKant (C.K.) I. Patel, CHO; Treasurer Hemant D. (Henry) Patel; Secretary Alkesh R. (Al) Patel, CHO; and President Fred Schwartz, who work closely with a 33-member board of directors to provide direction for the association. AAHOA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of its members by inspiring excellence through programs and initiatives in advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits, and community involvement.

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