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Online hotel shopping and electronic booking grew dramatically in the first quarter, says TravelCLICK. Its eTrak application showed CRS reservations for major brands rose 6.9 percent to 21 million-plus; the Internet contributed 41.2 percent, or nearly 8.8 million, of those… Hilton Hotels Corp. is the only hospitality company to make its top IT workplace list, says IDG's Computer-world. Technology news and information website ranked Hilton 11th out of 100…A next-generation wireless network from Bel-Air Networks is operating at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ…Choice Hotels chose EthoStream, a Telkonet company, as a preferred provider for high-speed Internet access at its Cambria Suites brand…The Best Western Listel Whistler Hotel in Whistler, BC, Canada selected the Medallion property management system from SoftBrands to provide availability, rate and inventory data via the Medallion Best Western two-way interface. Also using the Medallion PMS: three Cancer Treatment Centers of America sites…EatecNetX from Eatec Corp. is managing foodservice operations at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, PA. Owner Cannery Casino Resorts already uses Eatec-NetX at its Rampart Casino and Cannery Casino in Las Vegas…Vista Cay,a condominium and condo-hotel complex in Orlando, will install 600-plus Netpads. Netpads are tablet-styled wireless computers….Mitel named Tharaldson Communications its 2007 Hospitality Provider of the Year… The OneView Internet protocol, high-definition television solution from Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment will be installed in Willows Lodge in Woodville, WA and The Liberty Hotel in Boston….The V5i ASP revenue management solution from IDeaS will be installed in the Las Vegas Hilton. IDeaS also was named a preferred vendor by the Preferred Hotel Group… A Visual One suite from Agilysys was installed at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Glen Rove, TX. The July 1 LH mistakenly said the resort is in Boca Raton FL, where Agilysys is headquartered… Wi-Fi Internet access by Wayport ws installed at Carriage Ridge and Carriage Hills Resorts in Ontario, Canada.

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