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NewspaperDirect Signs Preferred Supplier Agreement with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK--Nov. 13, 2006 -- At the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IHMRS) in New York City, NewspaperDirect (www.newspaperdirect.com) announced it has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group. This agreement makes NewspaperDirect the exclusive preferred supplier of print-on-demand out-of-market newspaper services to the 49 hotels owned and managed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts around the world. The NewspaperDirect service is presently installed and available at nine hotels in Bangkok; Beijing; Hong Kong; Jakarta; Manila, Shanghai; Singapore; Cebu, Philippines; and Dalian, China, with other properties to adopt the service in the future. "We chose NewspaperDirect because we felt that with their technology, operational capabilities and over 400 titles, our properties will be able to offer a highly reliable newspaper service with the greatest selection," says Caroline Cheah, group director of rooms, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. "We believe that this service provides our guests with that extra level of comfort and convenience, which is consistent with our position as one of the best luxury hotel groups in the world." The NewspaperDirect Print-on-Demand service is a brand standard at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Jumeirah, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and MaMaison Hotels and Apartments. "We are very pleased to be named as the exclusive supplier to Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the most prestigious hotel groups in the world," says Alexander Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. "Our market-leading newspaper amenity enables Shangri-La hotel properties to offer their guests the largest choice of same-day newspapers, reinforcing Shangri-La's legendary customer service throughout their group." Hundreds of the world's leading newspapers are available on-demand through the NewspaperDirect solution at each Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts property. They include The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, The Daily Telegraph, El Pais, Le Monde, The Sydney Morning Herald, Handelsblatt, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, and The Times of India.




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