Hyatt Regency New Orleans to Install Interactive TV

The Hyatt Regency New Orleans has signed an agreement with Roomlinx to provide its Interactive TV (iTV), Free-to-Guest TV programming, and High-Speed Internet Services to guests of the hotel, opening in October 2011. The installation includes 1,240 iTV systems, HD free-to guest television programming, and HSIA services covering all of the hotel's 1,193 rooms, meeting space and exhibit hall.
With Roomlinx's Interactive TV platform, Hyatt Regency New Orleans guests will have access, via the HDTV, to:
  • Internet Apps including Netflix, Pandora, Google Apps, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook
  • Room Service
  • Unrestricted internet
  • International and U.S. television programming on demand
  • Email and Email attachments
  • Documents, spreadsheets and presentation management
  • Printing
  • Local Directions and attractions (forwarded right to their smart phone)
  • Dinner reservations and restaurant reviews
Upon its planned opening on October 19, 2011, the 32-story hotel will offer: two 25,000-square-foot ballrooms, 64 versatile meeting and banquet rooms, 21 executive level meeting rooms, seven permanent boardrooms, and more than 80,000 square feet of exhibition space, highlighted by a new 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall.
Roomlinx will also be integrating their proprietary convention center App, allowing visiting companies to extend their reach beyond their exhibit booth and into each hotel room.
"At Hyatt, we have been extremely impressed with Roomlinx's ability to develop smart applications and deliver an interactive TV platform that allows our hotels to generate strong revenues beyond Video on Demand, while improving the guest experience," says Tom Smith, vice president, rooms, North America operations, for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "They have been terrific to work with both on the Andaz 5th Avenue hotel and now Hyatt New Orleans."
"We are excited to provide this cutting edge technology solution," says Michael Smith, general manager, Hyatt Regency New Orleans. "This is a great example of the latest and greatest in technology that we will offer our guests."
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