Red Roof Inn Selects On Command as New In-Room Entertainment Provider

Accor and On Command Sign an Exclusive Seven-Year Agreement for Red Roof Inns

DENVER, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ — On Command Video Corporation, a leading provider of in-room interactive entertainment for the hotel industry and its guests, and Accor North America announced today an exclusive seven-year agreement with Red Roof Inn. On Command will be adding more than 39,000 hotel rooms to its portfolio with the signing of the Red Roof Inn properties.

Under the terms of the agreement, the hotel chain will market and sell On Command’s video-on-demand and pay-per-view services in all 250 corporately- managed properties. Additionally, Accor will make On Command the brand standard for all franchised hotels, currently totaling 100 locations. Red Roof Inn properties will be upgraded to On Command’s digital video-on-demand system and Canvas(TM) software, which enables properties to receive broader in-room entertainment services including: On Command’s free-to-guest programming, video-on-demand content, pay-per-view services, Internet TV, iGames and digital music on-demand.

“Partnering with industry leader On Command is a perfect example of how we are reinventing Red Roof Inn to provide more value to business travelers,” said Joe Wheeling, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Red Roof Inn. “Adding On Command’s systems, software and programming will upgrade the in-room entertainment viewing options available to our hotel guests. This step in improving amenities will place our hotels on a level playing field with larger hotels and set them apart from our segment competitors.”

“On Command is thrilled about our new partnership with Accor’s Red Roof Inn properties, which expands on our long-term, exclusive relationship with their domestic Sofitel and Novotel properties,” said Chris Sophinos, president and chief executive officer for On Command. “This new agreement demonstrates our commitment to develop and deliver new systems and services that provide the best in-room entertainment available to all hotel segments. On Command’s satellite-delivered content will open a whole new world of entertainment choices for Red Roof Inn properties and their guests.”

About On Command

On Command Video Corporation ( is a leading provider of in-room entertainment technology to the lodging and cruise ship industries. On Command is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE:L) (NYSE:LMCB) . On Command entertainment services include: on-demand movies; television Internet services using high-speed broadband connectivity; television email; short form television features covering drama, comedy, news and sports; video games; and music-on-demand services through Instant Media Network, a majority-owned subsidiary of On Command and the leading provider of digital on-demand music services to the hotel industry. All On Command products are connected to guest rooms and managed by leading edge video-on- demand navigational controls and a state-of-the art guest user interface system. The guest menu system can be customized by hotel properties to create a robust platform that services the needs of On Command hotel partners and the traveling public. On Command and its distribution network services more than 1,000,000 guest rooms, which touch more than 300 million guests annually.

On Command’s direct served hotel properties are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain. On Command distributors serve cruise ships operating under the Royal Caribbean, Costa and Carnival flags. On Command hotel properties include more than 100 of the most prestigious hotel chains and operators in the lodging industry including, Accor, Adam’s Mark Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Gaylord Hotels (Gaylord Palms, Gaylord Texan, Gaylord Opryland and Gaylord Hotel at Opryland), Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels Group (Inter-Continental, InterContinental Buckhead, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn), Loews, Marriott (Courtyard, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn), New York Palace Hotel, Radisson, Ramada, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels and Four Points), and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

About Red Roof Inn

With more than 350 locations nationwide, Red Roof Inn offers free local phone calls, complimentary coffee and USA Today in the lobby. Rooms are equipped with clock radios, voicemail, and an enhanced in-room entertainment package with video games and more than 14 channels, including HBO, HBO2 and HBO Signature. Red Roof Inn provides pet friendly accommodations, snack centers and photocopy and facsimile services. RediCard Preferred Members(TM) enjoy faster reservations via a dedicated toll-free number, express check-in, complimentary room delivery of USA Today, priority room requests and free faxes, along with a generous awards program for free room nights or Delta SkyMiles. RediCard members can track stays in real-time, manage award options and receive special member communications with the new member-only website,

By the end of 2005, all Red Roof Inn locations will be equipped with T-Mobile HotSpot wi-fi service in 100% of all guestrooms and lobbies. T- Mobile operates the largest carrier owned Wi-Fi wireless broadband network in the country, available in more than 4,700 public access locations in the U.S. (over 7,000 locations worldwide*) including Starbucks coffeehouses, Borders Books and Music, FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Centers, Hyatt Hotels, airports and select American Airlines Admirals Clubs, Delta Air Lines Crown Rooms, United Airlines Red Carpet Clubs and US Airways Clubs.

For more information or reservations call 1-800-RED-ROOF (800-733-7663) or visit

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