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SUSSE CHALET SELECTS MCI COMMUNICATIONS FOR LONG DISTANCE SERVICES AND NEW AFFINITY PROGRAM

 SUSSE CHALET SELECTS MCI COMMUNICATIONS FOR
 LONG DISTANCE SERVICES AND NEW AFFINITY PROGRAM
 WILTON, N.H., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Chalet Susse International, Inc., which owns the New Hampshire-based chain of Susse Chalet Inns, announced today that it has selected MCI Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: MCIC) as its exclusive long distance provider.
 Under the terms of the new one-year, multi-million dollar agreement, MCI will provide 1-plus dialing and operator service to 36 Susse Chalet Inns. In addition, under a separate agreement, MCI will offer discounts on a wide range of its residential and business long distance calling services to members of the Susse VIP Club -- the company's frequent-stay program.
 "This agreement with MCI provides significant quality and economical benefits for all of our properties," said Cole Fach, vice president of marketing for Chalet Susse International, Inc. "Additionally, the new affinity program allows our VIP Club members to qualify for savings on a number of MCI's residential and commercial long distance services."
 Said Jack Chidester, MCI vice president of sales for the Atlantic Region, "MCI has established a track record of success in the hospitality industry by learning and meeting the specific needs of each customer. For example. MCI will be consulting with each Susse Chalet manager to discuss ways to enhance their telecommunications capabilities and to advise them on was to minimize exposure to phone fraud, a growing concern in the lodging industry."
 Founded in 1967 by company President Fred B. Roedel, Chalet Susse International has expanded throughout the Northeast and now has properties in ten states stretching from Maine to Maryland. Chalet Susse has the largest number of company-owned and operated hotels in the Northeast. The company's Susse VIP Club provides members with a wide range of added services such as guaranteed room availability, express check-in, breakfast room delivery and loyalty reward benefit providing free accommodations based on frequent stays at its properties.
 MCI, headquartered in Washington, offers a full range of domestic and global telecommunications services through one of the world's largest all-digital networks. The company, with 1991 revenue of approximately $9.5 billion, is the second largest long distance provider in the U.S. and has more than 60 overseas offices in 55 countries.
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 /CONTACT: Frank J. Walter of MCI Communications, 914-933-6292/
 (MCIC) CO: MCI Communications Corp.; Chalet Susse International, Inc. ST: New York, New Hampshire IN: TLS LEI SU: CON


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