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12/27/2021

The Dorm Hotel Updates Guestroom Entertainment

The property implements advanced content casting abilities to meet guest expectations for seamless access to personal content on guestroom televisions.
Anna Wolfe
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Hotel Internet Services (HIS) announced the successful implementation of its hospitality-engineered BeyondTV GuestCast platform by The Dorm Hotel located in Ithaca, New York.  

Situated within a building steeped in history and that once served as a dormitory for law students, The Dorm Hotel not only provides its guests with the opportunity to re-live their college years but allows them to do so in a way that reflects ultimate comfort and access to the latest in hotel service technology. Featuring cutting-edge amenities including a self-pour bar as well as smart lights, thermostats and blinds in every guestroom, The Dorm Hotel nonetheless recognized the top priority that today’s guests place on being able to access a modern and user-friendly guestroom entertainment platform.

[81% of respondents report that their guest-facing technologies are either on par or better than their competitors, according to 2022 Lodging Technology Study]

In adopting BeyondTV GuestCast by HIS, The Dorm Hotel can fully deliver on guest demands for comprehensive, yet seamless and secure access to virtually any content of preference on guestroom televisions. From Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu to Disney+, YouTube and HBO Go, BeyondTV GuestCast ensures that each guest can gain complete control over their in-room experience. With its effortless device-pairing process that is as simple as scanning a QR code, BeyondTV GuestCast further provides guests with both effortless and instant access to their own content without the need for hotel staff assistance.

“Practically every guest has some form of streaming subscription that they would prefer to view on a larger screen than on their smart device, which is certainly a differentiating factor and why it was so important for us to adopt the industry’s most capable and flexible solution,” said Robert Poprawski, owner of the Dorm Hotel. “BeyondTV GuestCast completely addresses every factor that a guest expects to find in a modern hotel entertainment system and after a flawless installation lasting only two and a half days, our guests are absolutely thrilled by the service thanks to its ease-of-use and wide-ranging streaming compatibility.”  

As an advanced casting solution designed specifically for hospitality environments, BeyondTV GuestCast also maximizes guest confidence and trust in using the platform by utilizing the latest in state-of-the-art security. This includes BeyondTV GuestCast’s industry-leading device isolation capabilities that prevent guests from either inadvertently or maliciously casting content to televisions located in other guestrooms. Backed by instant 24/7 HIS support, BeyondTV GuestCast also ensures that The Dorm Hotel’s guests can always continue to look forward to a seamless and uninterrupted guestroom entertainment experience.