LodgeNet, Omni Sign Agreement

LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation and Omni Hotels today announced an exclusive agreement under which LodgeNet will provide on-demand movies, networked Nintendo 64 video games, digital Free-to-Guest TV, and other interactive services to 9,100 guest rooms currently owned and/or managed by Omni.

“We are proud to partner with Omni, an upscale flag with an established presence in major metropolitan areas throughout North America,” said John M. O`Haugherty, Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer for LodgeNet. “We look forward to serving Omni`s discriminating guests into the next millennium.”

“Having compared providers of entertainment, information and Internet services, we believe LodgeNet is best positioned to meet our needs and accommodate our goals,” said Mike Deitemeyer, Senior VP Finance for Omni Hotels. “We are impressed with the quality of the LodgeNet organization, the variety and integrity of its products, and its record of customer service.”

LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation (www.lodgenet.com) is a specialized communications company that serves more than 4,600 lodging properties and more than 700,000 rooms in the United States and selected international markets. Through its open architecture b-LAN technology, LodgeNet delivers on-demand movies, Nintendo 64 video games, high-speed Internet access and many other interactive applications, as well as digital-quality basic and premium free-to-guest programming. LodgeNet is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET.

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Omni Hotels is a privately owned company of 43 upscale and luxury hotels and resorts located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Omni Hotels offer lavish accommodations, modern amenities and four-diamond services ranging from gourmet dining to fitness facilities, tennis, golf, wine tastings, tours of local attractions, music festivals and children`s activities. For more information on Omni Hotels call 1-800-THE-OMNI or visit the company Web site at http://www.omnihotels.com.


Kim Clay
Omni Hotels
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Darla Schultz
Director of Marketing
LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation
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