TicketsWest to Provide Ticketing Services for the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open at the Newport Country Club

SPOKANE, Wash., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —, Inc. today announced an agreement to provide ticketing services for the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open at Newport Country Club, Newport, Rhode Island on June 26, 2006 – July 2, 2006. Tickets for all associated events will go on sale May 9, 2005 by calling 1-877-325-GOLF or by logging onto TicketsWest is part of the entertainment division of WestCoast Hospitality Corporation (NYSE:WEH) and provides event ticket distribution services and promotes and presents a variety of entertainment productions.

“After careful consideration and evaluation, we chose TicketsWest because of their solid track record with the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open and their ability to adapt to our needs,” stated Joe Butz, Championship Director, 2006 U.S. Women’s Open. Butz went on to say, “Another key component for us was to ensure that we could work with a ticketing organization that could think outside the box to customize and create a product that was seamless and provided informative and easy ticket ordering information to our customers.”

“The 2006 U.S. Women’s Open provides TicketsWest an opportunity to create a partnership with an organization that has the same philosophy when it comes to service,” stated Jack Lucas, Vice President, TicketsWest. Lucas went on to say, “We are extremely excited that the U.S. Women’s Open would select us as their exclusive ticketing agent and we look forward to this great event.”

About WestCoast Hospitality Corporation

WestCoast Hospitality Corporation is a hospitality and leisure company primarily engaged in the ownership, management, development and franchising of upper mid-scale, full service hotels under its Red Lion(R) and WestCoast(R) brands. In addition, through its entertainment division, which includes its, Inc. subsidiary, it engages in event ticket distribution and promotes and presents a variety of entertainment productions. G&B Real Estate Services, its real estate division, engages in traditional real estate-related services, including developing, managing and acting as a broker for sales and leases of commercial and multi-unit residential properties.

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