NORTHWIND Appoints David Warren Director of Services and Sales for Maestro PMS in the UK and Ireland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 20, 2006

NORTHWIND, a provider of the Maestro Enterprise Property Management hotel software and reservation solutions for hospitality, announced that it appointed David Warren Director of Services and Sales for the United Kingdom and Ireland. David will open a direct office in the UK and take responsibility for NORTHWIND's strategic business development to further increase NORTHWIND's profile in the market. David brings 25 years of hospitality experience to his new assignment and has held senior positions with De Vere Hotels and Hilton and represented Hotel Information Systems and Ramesys.

"David has been associated with the Maestro product line for over five years within the reseller network and it made sense to bring him on board following NORTHWIND's decision to set up the direct office in the UK," said Warren Dehan, President of NORTHWIND's U.S. Operations. "David will be responsible for service and sales activities within the UK and Ireland, a region which already holds a number of Maestro installations including The Red Carnation Group and Signature Hotels."

David Warren said, "By setting up a direct office in the UK, NORTHWIND is now able to better focus (and maintain its service integrity) on client care and business development in the region. The strength of the Maestro Enterprise Suite enables me to present a completely integrated system to hotels and conference centers. The system provides full integration between its Spa and Activity Scheduling system and Maestro Front Office on a single-image database for better service across a property, or throughout a hotel chain, because of its seamless access to guest data." David also stated that NORTHWIND's Four Diamond Service ensures the highest quality of client service and training in the UK. "I relish the opportunities we will have in the coming years as we build our U.K. team, nurture long-term strategic partnerships and deploy exciting new solutions in the U.K and Ireland."

"NORTHWIND's commitment to the U.K. hospitality industry is reflected in this new appointment," said Warren Dehan. "David is the ideal candidate to take Northwind U.K. to the next level. NORTHWIND's ambitious plans for the U.K. market require strong and capable leadership, which David has proven repeatedly in his previous roles." NORTHWIND UK will be based outside London near Gatwick.

Maestro Enterprise Suite

The Maestro Property Management Suite combines a full-function Front Office system in use by hotels from 3,500 to 25 rooms with a family of robust modules that includes Maestro GDS+ – an online, real-time reservation engine with integrated Yield Management to maximize ADR for virtually all eReservation channels; Maestro Owner Management – fully integrated ownership accounting functionality for asset performance reporting; Maestro Sales & Catering – manages group-convention sales and function rooms, whether at one property or a portfolio of hotels; ResEze Web Booking Engine – enables independent and multi-property hotels to take advantage of the growing online revenue opportunity by providing tools for guests to book their own reservations from an operator's website; Maestro Yield – a revenue manager that makes sophisticated strategies easy for multiple booking channels at one or more properties; Maestro Analytics – a complete business intelligence software suite that lets end-users interactively analyze critical business information; Maestro CRM – gives managers the information to make the best business decisions for booking new business; Maestro Spa & Activities Management– enables resorts, hotels and clubs to schedule facilities and activities with real-time integration to all other modules. Also available is Maestro CRS, which supports a two-way interface to corporate sales offices and Maestro Multi-Property and is used by many multi-property operating companies and corporate reservation facilities. The system supports a number of properties on a single server with a single database, or each property can rely on its own server with all files being replicated at the central corporate offices.

Did you know The Maestro Users Conference is being held from September 19th - 22nd at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, Virginia?

NORTHWIND will be exhibiting at the Historic Hotels of America 2006 Annual Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI - October 24-26, 2006. You can also visit us at booth #3038 at the IH/M&RS Show in New York City, NY - November 12-14, 2006.


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, Spa & Activities Management, CRM, Corporate Reservations Office, Multi-Property Management, Condo/Owner Management, Yield Management, F&B POS & Online Table Res, Retail POS, 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.

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