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Park International Hotel adopts Swisscom’s connected hotel TV technology to gain a competitive advantage

ConnectedHotel TV is the first interactive hotel TV solution that offers HD TV, video on demand, web-based services, wired and wireless Internet access through a purpose designed LG TV flat screen. Its flash-based user interface guarantees best-in-class response times, providing for a highly interactive guest experience. ConnectedHotel TV works on the existing hotel cabling and without any set-top boxes, thereby reducing acquisition, installation and running (energy) costs. Moreover, hoteliers benefit from a single operator who manages TV and high-speed Internet access services all the way from the central server to the TV screen.

London’s Park International Hotel, conveniently located in South Kensington near Gloucester Road tube station, comprises five Georgian style townhouses with a total of 198 guest rooms and suites. Its owner, TCC Hotels Group has initiated a refurbishment project aimed at re-positioning Park International Hotel as a high-end venue for both business and leisure guests.

“Contemporary communication services and a customizable entertainment system are an integral part of our value-creating strategy”, explains Louis Jacobs, General Manager of Park International Hotel. “We believe that our guests will value personalised entertainment, concierge-like electronic guest services and interactive features such as online room service, alarm-clock setting and online checkout. Not to mention the luxury of having their own, TV-integrated Wi-Fi access point in the room. We found that ConnectedHotel TV from Swisscom covers an enormous breadth of guest needs. Plus, it’s easier to use, more interactive and simply more fun than any other TV system that we have seen.”
A hotel-specific TV channel, proposed by the ownership group, is projected to become one of Park International Hotel’s distinctive guest features. Adds Louis Jacobs: “We want to engage with our clients where they most expect to be entertained – on the TV screen. ConnectedHotel TV allows us to add hotel-specific programmes and innovative content offerings to reflect our branding intentions as well as meeting guest demand for web-based services.”

“I am extremely pleased to service TCC Hotels Group and Park International Hotel through our ConnectedHotel TV solution”, comments Oliver East, Sales Director, UK and Ireland, Swisscom Hospitality Services. “The Hotel management has used the renovation as an opportunity to equip all rooms with the state-of-the-art guest facilities. ConnectedHotel TV was an obvious choice for TCC Hotels Group; it offers the best of high-speed Internet access, TV and entertainment services at a very attractive cost. Our unique TV technology provides real savings, reducing the hotel’s acquisition, installation and maintenance costs for the simple fact that it works with minimal hardware.”

For more information about ConnectedHotel TV, please visit www.connectedhotel.tv

About Swisscom Hospitality Services
Swisscom Hospitality Services is a leader in converged technology solutions for the global hospitality industry. We provide hoteliers with integrated cost-effective communication solutions whilst meeting their guests’ unique needs.

We design, build and manage the hotel’s full network infrastructure, laying the foundation for a scalable service environment. Through the networks we manage, we deliver premium guest services such as IPTV, HSIA, branded portals, business center and conference solutions, and we support 3rd party applications to run on the same networks.

Our services cover 2,300 partner locations encompassing more than 275’000 guest rooms across Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as North America.

www.swisscom.com/hospitality

For more information please contact:
Jane Newick/Barbara Molnar, The Wordbox Group, tel +44 1483 562244 / +44 7711 611415, [email protected]

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