Country Inn & Suites Merrillville To Install Roomlinx In-Room Media Solution

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Country Inn & Suites Merrillville To Install Roomlinx In-Room Media Solution

The Country Inn & Suites, Merrillville, Ind., and Roomlinx Inc., reach an agreement to install Roomlinx new in-room media, entertainment & business solution in select guestrooms as announced at HITEC 2008. Guests will have instant access to hotel services, movies, international and U.S. television programming, music, local news, weather, business, sports updates, shopping, business productivity tools, concierge assistance, and PC / Web-based games via the in-room television.

"The Roomlinx system is a true one-stop-shop guest service tool," says Sanjay Patel, Merrillville property owner. "Everything a business or leisure traveler could need in the guestroom is provided directly from Roomlinx — Web pages will link our guests to concierge services, local dining and entertainment spots, news, weather and more. Guests don't ever have to leave the room — or bring their laptops while traveling."

Through solid partnerships, Roomlinx brings to every guest room a system that includes a 32-inch HDTV, Windows-based media console, Wireless Keyboard and Remote with Integrated Mouse, Roomlinx Media & Entertainment Software Package, 24/7/365 Help Desk Support and, if needed, a complete HSIA network upgrade.

Patel, who owns multiple properties in the Midwest, said based on the anticipated success of Roomlinx in Merrillville, he believes he will soon bring the solution to more properties.

Roomlinx was recently beta-tested at The Jet hotel in Denver. The Country Inn & Suites Merrillville is the first hotel to purchase Roomlinx as a solution. Installation is expected to be complete by mid-July.

By partnering with Roomlinx, which now serves as a one-stop-shop for high-speed Internet, in-room business services, concierge assistance and entertainment programming, a hotel can lower its costs for product installation and Internet connectivity because there is no capital outlay required by the property. Roomlinx offers streamlined bandwidth and the ability to consolidate technology services, therefore lowering other operating expenses.