SOURCE: NewspaperDirect Inc.

June 05, 2007 00:02 ET

NewspaperDirect Selected by The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. to Join Prestigious Leading Services and Products Network

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - WAN booth HL2A024 -- NewspaperDirect Inc., the world's leading digital distributor of same-day international newspapers and magazines, announced that The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW) has chosen NewspaperDirect to join its Leading Services and Products Network -- an exclusive collection of vendor companies with proven track records in the luxury hotel sector.

"NewspaperDirect is exactly the kind of company we target as part of The Leading Services and Products Network," said Kimberly Moffitt-Hehir, vice president, strategic planning, The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. "Its Print-On-Demand luxury hotel newspaper amenity is a perfect fit with our brand and mission to recommend only the highest quality products and services to our member hotels."

NewspaperDirect's Print-On-Demand solution, ND Press, is a web-based subscription service that enables hoteliers to easily print newspapers, on demand, from a choice of over 500 national and international titles. The system uses standard digital printers or photocopiers that are situated on the hotel property itself.

"It is an honor to be recognized by LHW as a first-class hotel amenity," said Richard Miller, vice president, sales and marketing, NewspaperDirect. "For many hotel guests, being able to read their favorite paper from home in printed form each morning is a huge benefit, and amenities such as this are the ones that distinguish great hotels from good hotels."

Members of the Leading Hotels that already offer NewspaperDirect's Print-On-Demand service include: The Setai (USA), Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai (India), The Shilla Seoul (South Korea), The Baltschug Kempinski Moscow (Russia), Langham Hotel, Auckland (New Zealand), Hotel Astoria (Russia), and Donbass Palace Hotel (Ukraine), to name a few.

All of NewspaperDirect's titles are printed in their original layout, with all the articles, features and content found in the original publications. With minimal hardware and technical requirements, hotels can quickly subscribe online, activate their accounts and then immediately start printing and delivering their guests' favorite daily newspapers to their rooms.

"Working with NewspaperDirect has really added value to our services by providing guests with their favorite newspapers on a daily basis," said Liliya Paramonova, sales and marketing manager, Donbass Palace, Ukraine. "Being one of only two five-star Leading Hotels in Ukraine, the Donbass Palace considers it essential to provide such services, especially because the majority of our guests are business travellers. NewspaperDirect's convenient system gives us the opportunity to easily print newspapers in-house."

About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (http://www.lhw.com) is the prestigious luxury hospitality organization representing more than 430 of the world's finest hotels, resorts and spas. Headquartered in New York City, the company maintains a network of 24 regional offices in key cities around the world. Since 1928, the company's reputation for excellence derives from the exacting levels of quality it demands of its members, each of which must pass a rigorous, anonymous inspection covering 1,500 separate criteria.


About NewspaperDirect Inc.

NewspaperDirect Inc. (www.newspaperdirect.com) is the world leader in digital delivery and local printing of same-day newspapers from around the world. NewspaperDirect offers hundreds of newspaper and magazine titles through a global network of more than 1,200 print locations in more than 90 countries, delivering them to hotels, libraries, cruise ships, corporate offices, retail outlets, home subscribers and Web browsers everywhere. The Company's ND Press Print-On-Demand service enables businesses to conveniently download and print hundreds of national and international titles, right on-site using their existing in-house equipment. (http://newspaperdirectconcierge.wordpress.com)

NewspaperDirect also leverages its extensive content base and leading-edge technology to offer PressDisplay.com, which provides consumers with online, instant access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines from around the world. PressDisplay.com enhances the reading experience with a simple user interface, easy-to-use navigation tools and powerful search, monitoring, translation, audio and sharing functionality.

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