Wayport Acquires ResortWiFi, LLC; Expands Hospitality Portfolio

  • Wayport
  • 02.07.07
Wayport, Inc., an international leader in the design and integration of applications and software over Wi-Fi carrier grade networks, announced its acquisition of ResortWiFi, LLC.

ResortWiFi is a premier Wi-Fi Internet services provider focusing predominantly on the timeshare or interval ownership industry. ResortWiFi currently serves such upscale timeshare and hotel companies as Fairfield Resorts International (a Wyndham Worldwide Company, being renamed Wyndham Vacation Resorts), Monarch Grand Vacations and other top-tier developments.

Wayport has served the hospitality market since 1997 and today provides services to prestigious hotel brands in 32 countries worldwide. Wayport expects to move quickly to integrate many of the more than 40 service contracts acquired in the transaction into Wayport's existing network, which will complement and broaden Wayport’s existing relationships with the interval ownership industry.

“Acquiring ResortWiFi represents another great milestone in executing our growth strategy for hospitality,” said Dave Vucina, CEO of Wayport. "As we expand and diversify our position and business capabilities in the hospitality vertical market, we also continue to offer additional locations to our roaming partners and to our broad customer base that depends on consistent, reliable services from Wayport.”

Wayport announced that the principals of ResortWiFi, Dick Drechsler and Jim Phalan, will become affiliated with Wayport.  Drechsler, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience providing innovative products and services to the interval sales industry, will be a consultant to Wayport.  Phalan, the chief technology officer of ResortWiFi, will join Wayport’s team as national account sales manager and will provide his industry experience to Wayport’s expansion efforts into the resort and timeshare market.

“We are really pleased to be able to offer Wayport’s services and expertise with products and applications to the ResortWiFi customer base,” said Phalan. “We see tremendous opportunity in joining forces to bring new services and support capabilities to the resort community.”

Wayport provides hotels and resorts with fast, reliable access to the Internet, public PCs and printing, enhanced security, unique applications like voice over Wi-Fi and 24/7/365 support for hotel guests and staff.

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