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MAI Systems’ HIS Division Installs Paragon AS/400 PMS at World’s First House of Blues Hotel, A Loews Hotel

MAI Systems’ HIS Division Installs Paragon AS/400 PMS at World’s First House of Blues Hotel, A Loews Hotel

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 5, 1998–MAI Systems Corp. (ASE:NOW) Monday announced that its Hotel Information Systems (HIS) Division is in the process of installing its Paragon Property Management System (PMS) at the world’s first House of Blues Hotel, A Loews Hotel in Chicago.

Located in the landmark Marina City river-front complex, the 367-room hotel anchors the House of Blues music hall, restaurant and several new attractions. The installation, including Front and Back Office modules, is scheduled to be completed Oct. 1, 1998.

According to Loews Corp. Director of Technical Services Information Technologies Robert D. Fields, “The MAI Paragon solution provides us with the features and functionality we require to remain competitive and enables us to rapidly standardize all of our property management systems throughout North America.”

MAI President and Chief Executive Officer George Bayz commented: “We have been working with Loews Hotels to deliver leading-edge PMS solutions for 13 years. Loews’ selection of our Paragon PMS solution for the world’s first House of Blues Hotel, as well as for other Loews properties, is a noteworthy commentary of our system’s adaptability to fit the needs of chain operators with multiple brand properties. We look forward to continuing our mutually beneficial relationship with Loews.”

The Paragon AS/400 solution provides comprehensive management of guest relations from reservations to check-out. Engineered to run in an OS/400 environment and on an IBM AS/400 platform, this solution is designed as a flexible system that can grow as business demands. Its modular design includes front office, back office, payroll, inventory, purchasing and comp accounting. The Paragon AS/400 solution takes full advantage of new technological advancements to provide improved efficiency, long-term maintainability, and performance.

Loews Hotels currently owns and/or operates 15 hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada, and the Principality of Monaco. As part of the largest expansion in the chain’s 52-year history, the company debuted its newest property on Oct. 1, 1998: the first ever House of Blues Hotel, a Loews Hotel, a 367-room property located in Chicago’s Marina City.

The five other new projects include the 800-room Loews Miami Beach Hotel (November 1998); Loews Philadelphia Hotel (April 2000); and the first three on site hotels at Universal Studios Escape in Orlando. These include the 750-room Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios Escape, a Loews Hotel (Summer 1999); the 650-room Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios Escape; and a 1,000-room South Seas-themed hotel opening in 2001.

For information or reservations, call Loews Hotels’ toll free number at 800/23-LOEWS, or visit Loews’ Web site at

Hotel Information Systems, a division of MAI Systems Corp., is a worldwide provider of total information systems to the hospitality industry. With headquarters in Irvine, Hotel Information Systems has offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico as well as a worldwide distributor network. Hotel Information Systems sells, installs and supports a wide variety of automation solutions including LodgingTouch, Paragon and CLS Software. Offering superior performance and leading-edge technology, these feature-rich solutions operate on Windows NT, OS/400 and UNIX platforms and include modules for Front Office, Back Office, Point-Of-Sale (POS), Central Reservations Systems (CRS) and Central Information Systems (CIS). For more information about MAI Systems Corp. and Hotel Information Systems, visit the MAI Web site at

(c) MAI Systems Corp., MAI, CLS, Paragon and HIS are registered trademarks of MAI Systems Corp. All other products and services are trademarks of their respective companies.

Certain statements in this news release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company, to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Such factors include, among others, carrying out strategic relationship, competition and technological change; obtaining customer orders; delays in product development; lack of enforceability of patents, copy rights and proprietary rights; changes in business strategy or development plans; and other factors set forth in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 1997.

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