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Serviced Apartment Providers Partner with Lanyon to Support EMEA Expansion

Dallas, Texas (22nd May 2012) - Lanyon today announced that it has signed agreements with two leading European serviced apartment providers – UK-based CityBase and SheVana of Denmark – to deliver superior corporate housing content to customers of its Engagements & Projects sourcing solution.

Lanyon Engagements & Projects solution helps clients to research and source accommodation, typically at short notice, for employees traveling for specific time bound engagements across most industry verticals. Since its launch in September 2010, over 20,000 RFPs have been processed and 4 million room nights have been contracted using the Lanyon Engagements & Projects solution.

“Our unique and focused approach to managing Engagement and Project Accommodation is enabling enhanced data capture, process efficiency and incremental savings to be delivered to clients investing in fully managing this substantial category,” said Mike Boult, Chief Commercial Officer of Lanyon. “Until we launched our solution, corporations had to rely on highly manual processes or single-provider solutions to try and meet the needs of employees with extended stay demand.”

In addition to more than 93,000 hotels in its worldwide property marketplace, Lanyon’s content offering now includes thousands of serviced apartments, for which Lanyon is seeing increased demand.

“The feedback from buyers is that serviced apartments offer an attractive alternative to traditional hotel stays in circumstances where the duration is greater than 30 days.” said Ricky Castoldi, VP Supplier Solutions for Lanyon. “We are delighted to announce agreements with both CityBase and SheVana, which boost our serviced apartment content in EMEA and provide our clients with fantastic new options as they consider their extended stay and/or relocation needs.”

Citybase is the UK’s leading serviced-apartment solution provider, with over 21,000 serviced apartments across 25 countries. It helps corporate customers save 30% or more on comparable hotels, with the space, value and freedom that hotels rarely offer.

“There’s a natural synergy between Citybase and Lanyon,” says Richard Lovelock Director of Business Partnerships. “They have global reach and deal with the world’s biggest companies. We have a tried-and-tested solution to provide quality business accommodation that’s flexible and cost-effective.”

SheVana, incorporated in Denmark is a Signature Service Provider offering 10,000 serviced apartments in 40 locations in Europe, Asia and Middle East. “We are very pleased with this level of agreement as it is fully in line with SheVana concept, procurement strategy and business sense. We built a fast growing database of pre-selected and pre-contracted serviced residences in prime business districts and hubs of commerce to provide a smart, safe and cost-effective accommodation alternative to candidate companies. I truly feel that the relationship with Lanyon is a way forward to enhance the project relocation process delivery to the corporate community in genuine co-operation.” says Niels Kollerup, CEO of SheVana.

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Established in 1984 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Lanyon is the leading hospitality solutions provider connecting corporations, hotels, serviced apartments and travel intermediaries in the largest online global hospitality marketplace. Lanyon’s solutions are used by over 620 corporations and 320 hospitality brands representing over 93,000 properties.

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