Houston, Texas (November 1, 2011) – Houston, TX-based Whiteboard Labs, a technology innovator for the travel industry is now the CRS provider for The Maritime Hotel located in the Chelsea neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan. The Maritime chose Whiteboard Labs’ Windsurfer CRS for total electronic distribution, which includes seamless GDS connectivity, and the exclusive T.U.B.E. Internet Booking Engine. “The combination of state of the art functionality, ease of use and impeccable service are the key elements the hotel is looking for in a technology provider” says James Palmer, General Manager at The Maritime. Mr. Palmer also takes full advantage of Windsurfer’s iPad app and iPhone app that allows him easy access to reports anytime, anywhere.

About The Maritime Hotel
With its signature porthole windows, white-tiled exterior, and elevated outdoor terraces overlooking Ninth Avenue, the nautical-themed modernist landmark Maritime continues to reign as the calm, cool hub of this hyperkinetic neighborhood.

Designed, developed, and owned by hoteliers Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson, The Maritime feels genuine and personal. Built in 1968 as headquarters for the National Maritime Union, the striking, curvilinear building was designed by New Orleans architect Albert Ledner, a modernist icon himself who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright.

The building’s original nautical spirit infuses guest rooms and public areas, interpreted with the wit and individualism guests have come to expect from MacPherson and Goode, the duo behind headline-making restaurants like The Waverly Inn and lodgings like The Bowery Hotel. The meticulous terrazzo lobby resembles classic 1960s flooring; room desk calendars are printed on airmail-themed paper exclusive to the hotel; vintage National Geographic magazines line a suite’s shelf.

“The Maritime feels like it’s always been here. The building is a treasure, the furnishings have stories, the restaurants have true character,” MacPherson says. “As the neighborhood becomes more international, the kind of guest we attract wants authenticity and a real sense of place.”

For more information contact Drew Rosser at Whiteboard Labs (drew@whiteboardlabs.com)

About Whiteboard Labs
Whiteboard Labs is a Houston-based web and application development shop with an international office in Shanghai, China. The firm is a Conversion Technology provider with over 15 years of experience with a strong focus in travel and hospitality. Founded in 1994, Whiteboard Labs is a recognized leader and pioneer in the development of Rich Internet Applications. Aside from developing RIAs, Whiteboard Labs has created numerous websites and custom applications for clients around the world. Its award-winning work has been covered in many magazines, books, articles, white papers and other presentations. Some of the company’s conversion technologies include MotionNotes, a video messaging platform; SpaLinx, a spa management and appointment booking application; and Windsurfer, a state-of-the-art central reservation system.

Drew Rosser
713-333-9944 ext. 105