NORTHWIND Expands Presence in the West; 25 Luxury Properties Go With Guest-Centric Maestro Integrated Property Management System

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Multi-property resort chains, hotel companies and high end boutique destinations select Maestro PMS to centralize management controls, provide personalized guest experiences and maximize online revenue with guest self-serve

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Columbia Hospitality selected Maestro after a comprehensive needs analysis that demonstrated the Maestro ASP Multi-Property Suite was the most flexible and effective system to manage operations centrally for our properties

NORTHWIND-Maestro PMS, provider of Maestro™ enterprise Property Management hotel software and reservation software solutions for the hospitality industry, announced 25 properties operated by six hotel companies in western North America recently installed Maestro PMS. Operators selected Maestro to add revenue, centralize multi-property reservations activity, enhance staff productivity, and increase property efficiency and guest service at resort chains, hotel groups and luxury destinations.

New western Maestro installations include California-based Waterford Hotels and Inns, Columbia Hospitality headquartered in Seattle, Mayfair Hotels in Vancouver, BC; and Banff Lodging in Alberta. Deer Valley Resort in Utah and Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, BC also selected Maestro PMS for their destinations. NORTHWIND-Maestro works closely with hundreds of independent operators and hotel groups to develop functionality that enables properties and boutique chains to provide unsurpassed guest-centric service with a high level of ease-of-use to increase efficiency and staff productivity.

Maestro Multi-Property Power
"Banff Lodging Company installed the Maestro Multi-Property Management Suite, including Sales and Catering, to automate our hotel group on Maestro's single-image database that enables us to cross-sell between properties and centrally manage operations with accurate real-time availability," said Shawn Birch, controller of Banff Lodging Company. "Our staff values Maestro's Diamond Plus Online Live Chat Support and On-Demand Training for real-time system training to make them more productive." Maestro also provides scalable corporate-centric financials and central management controls for the company's eight property chain.

Sparkling Hill Resort, a 152-room whole body wellness resort and hotel with a 35,000 sq. foot European Spa, is using the Maestro system and ResWave Booking Engine to book pre-opening reservations for its 2010 unveiling. "The Maestro software is perfect for our guest-centric European-style Spa resort," said Janey Kasprzak, director of business development. "The NORTHWIND installation team did a very professional job of training us in how to use the system to capture guest information and streamline our operation."

Luxury Resorts Select Maestro
Cavallo Point, The Lodge at The Golden Gate, near San Francisco, and The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg Oregon, operated by Springbrook Properties, also use Maestro PMS and ResWave Online Booking Engine. The Allison Inn & Spa is currently booking pre-opening and reservations with Maestro. "We have had a good experience with Maestro at our Cavallo Point Lodge property and felt it was the right technology choice for our new Allison Inn & Spa," said Michael Hraba, on behalf of Springbrook Properties. All of Maestro's robust Property Management modules for PMS, Spa, Sales & Catering, Yield Management and other systems track guest preferences on a single database for accurate charge tracking and marketing.

Friday Harbor House on Washington's San Juan Islands installed Maestro PMS to streamline its resort operations. "Columbia Hospitality selected Maestro after a comprehensive needs analysis that demonstrated the Maestro ASP Multi-Property Suite was the most flexible and effective system to manage operations centrally for our properties," said Columbia's Corporate Director of Technology Brock Laing. "Maestro's in-depth ASP functionality is strong enough for our largest resorts, and flexible enough to support our smaller properties. Maestro's excellent Diamond Plus Support was an important part of our decision as was the NORTHWIND disaster recovery process."

Maestro Central Reservations Drives Bookings for Multi-Brand Operator
Vancouver, BC-based Mayfair Hotels with a portfolio of flagged and independent properties installed Maestro to centralize reservations to book rooms for all its assets. "We use Maestro as our reservation system to book rooms and cross sell all our hotels regardless of brand," said Johane Thibault, VP of operations for Mayfair Hotels. "Using Maestro to book rooms for all our hotels keeps guests in our company's properties and provides them with the room they need in each of our markets." Mayfair has its 12 hotels, including Holiday Inn, Best western Days Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites brands and independents on one Maestro Multi-Property reservation database. The Maestro Multi-Property corporate reservations platform frees Mayfair from reliance on multiple systems and enables them to keep bookings for all their hotels in their own database for future marketing and sales programs.

For a live demo of the Maestro 'Web Connection' Suite featuring the ResWave Booking Engine, please contact the NORTHWIND-Maestro team at 1.888.667.8488 or email info(at)maestropms.com

Maestro Property Management Solution
Enhance guest service, improve efficiency and maximize online and offline revenue with Maestro PMS, the industry's most robust and flexible solution empowering leading full-service hotels, luxury resorts, multi-property groups, conference centers, condominiums and timeshare properties. Solutions include Front Office (PMS), Accounts Receivable, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Sales and Catering, Multi-Property Management, Condo & Timeshare Owner Management with Web Functionality, Spa and Activities, Web Booking Engine, Real-Time Yield Management, Dynamic Packaging Golf CRM, Guest Experience Measurement, CRO, GDS Two-Way XML Connectivity or Integration, Membership, Work Orders, Fine Dining and Retail POS, Online Table Reservations with Web Booking, Concierge and Guest Experience Measurement. The Maestro PMS is database independent (ODBC Compliant) and may be deployed via Windows, UNIX, Linux, Terminal Services, hosted and Web platforms.

About NORTHWIND - Maestro PMS
NORTHWIND is recognized in the hospitality industry for its "standard setting" Diamond Plus Service and robust integrated Maestro technology. With over 30 years of experience dedicated to developing technology solutions for the hospitality industry, NORTHWIND is a partner who understands that you need a scalable and flexible PMS that works the way you do. Maestro applications are engineered for operators who need to manage their enterprise in a real-time environment for the utmost operational efficiency, productivity, control and profitability.

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NORTHWIND - Maestro PMS, North America
Ivana Johnston - Sales & Marketing
8300 Woodbine Avenue, 5th floor
Markham, ON L3R 9Y7
Canada
Phone: 905-940-1923
Toll Free: 1-888-667-8488
Email: info (at) maestropms (dot) com
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NORTHWIND - Maestro PMS Ltd - EMEA, UK
David Warren - Director of Services & Sales
Phone: +44 (0)7877 005080
Email: david.warren(at)maestropms (dot)com
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