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HITEC Update: Six New In-Room Entertainment Technologies and Integrations

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DISH Launches Netflix on Hotel TVs and Streaming Service for Guests This week at HITEC, DISH announced that Netflix is now available on its EVOLVE TV platform for hotels, giving guests access to their personal accounts directly from the TV in their room. DISH also introduced a new streaming service that allows guests to watch TV anywhere in a hotel,...

Marriott, Samsung, and Legrand Launch IoT Guestroom Lab

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BETHESDA, MD.—As technology continues to evolve and play an increasingly active role in our daily lives, Marriott International has teamed with two leading companies–Samsung and Legrand–to launch the hospitality industry’s Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room to inspire the ultimate hotel experience of the future. The IoT Guestroom Lab—powered by Marriott’s Innovation Lab at the company’s corporate headquarters—explores concepts that...

The Latest Ways to Deliver In-Room Entertainment

Long gone are the days of wooing guests with free color TV and HBO on a roadside sign. The changing demands of travelers coupled with ever-expanding improvements in mobile technology have forced hoteliers to not only upgrade their hardware but also completely rethink their guests’ entire in-room entertainment experience. With so many sophisticated media options readily available everywhere from...

Second Value Hotel Worldwide to be Built in South Korea

CLEVELAND—Just two months ago, Value Hotel Worldwide announced it was developing the first upscale hotel in the newly created city of Sejong, South Korea. Today, it announced a second development of a new-construction, Value Hotel Worldwide in the city of Suwon, located just 22 miles south of Seoul. A highly industrialized business area, Suwon is the headquarters of Samsung Electronics,...

2011 Innovators: Vivek Shaiva, Executive VP and CIO, La Quinta Inns & Suites

To get a step ahead of its competition, La Quinta Inns & Suites looked into the future and saw the solution in crisp, clear high-definition. In March, the company announced that it would make a $40 million-plus investment to install more than 50,000 Samsung flat-screen HD TVs in 383 of its corporate-owned properties. Now that the first phase of...