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HOLIDAY INN WORLDWIDE AWARDS COMSAT AND SPECTRADYNE PREFERRED VENDOR STATUS FOR ITS AMERICAS DIVISION

 ATLANTA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire -- Holiday Inn Worldwide announced today that it is awarding preferred vendor status to both COMSAT Video Enterprises and Spectradyne, Inc., to provide in-room entertainment and information services for the chain's more than l,550 hotels in the Americas Division.
 Michael Leven, president of the Americas Division, Holiday Inn Worldwide, explained: "The benefits of this relationship are enormous. Our franchisees will receive additional channels and features at very attractive prices. In addition, our guests will benefit by receiving a broader range of movies and additional free in-room services."
 Leven added, "When our franchisees review the details of Holiday Inn's preferred package, I am confident most will immediately recognize the superior benefits provided by these two companies."
 Charlie Lyons, president, COMSAT Video Enterprises, said, "We are excited about continuing our long-standing relationship with Holiday Inn and being chosen to provide On Command Video on an exclusive basis to the corporate owned and operated hotels in the Americas Division."
 And Al Jerome, president and chief executive officer for Spectradyne, noted that, "Holiday Inn hotels have been an important customer for Spectradyne and we are particularly proud of our new preferred vendor status."
 Steve Jacobs, senior vice president Americas Services, Holiday Inn Worldwide added: "Comsat and Spectradyne are the logical choice for Holiday Inn hotels. The combination of their technology with Holiday Inn's distribution and innovation will undoubtedly lead to several 'industry firsts.'"
 Both companies offer hotel guests interactive services which allow for a wide range of movie selections as well as such conveniences as the ability to pay their room bills or order room service. In addition, each company will offer a lock-out feature for guests who do not require the service.
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 /CONTACT: Gayle MacIntyre of Holiday Inn Worldwide, 404-604-2903, or Kathy Egan of Golin/Harris Communications, 312-836-7361, for Holiday Inn Worldwide/


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