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The Peninsula Hong Kong Set New Standards in Guest Room Technology

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Pioneering mobility technology gives guests control
HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — iBAHN, a global leader in IP platform-based systems and broadband technologies for hospitality, retail, enterprise and venues has completed the first phase of installation of their IPTV solution, ETVi, as part of The Peninsula Hong Kong’s landmark room renovation programme.

Mobile streaming of TV or movies is available via the in-room tablet or on the guests’ own mobile device.
The Peninsula Hong Kong’s guest room upgrade is setting new standards in hotel technology, and the addition of the latest ETVi feature, Mobile Streaming, cements The Peninsula Hotel’s commitment to luxury travel.
Shane Izaks, General Manager, Information Technology of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, said: “The Peninsula Hotels was looking for a guest entertainment and IPTV solution to integrate with our next generation guest room technology. iBAHN’s ETVi solution exceeded our technology criteria and this, combined with iBAHN’s high level of customer service and technical support, confirmed our IPTV partner choice.”
The ETVi installation provides guests at The Peninsula Hong Kong with control of in-room functions at their fingertips. Guests can control features such as mood lighting, air conditioning, curtain control, TV and radio stations with a simple swipe directly from their tablet. Hotel services such as valet, in-room dining menus and the new “PenCities” guides are also only a touch away on the tablet, with all functions available in five languages.
In addition, ETVi’s Mobile Streaming feature allows guests to stream TV or one of over 50 movies on their mobile device or the Peninsula-provided tablet located in each guest room.
Matt Mitchell, Managing Director iBAHN Asia Pacific, commented on the ETVi installation, “The Peninsula Hotels are renowned for the highest standards in hotel luxury as well as an innovative approach to guest room technology. We have worked closely with the Peninsula’s own Electronic Services Department to create a solution that was customised specifically for The Peninsula Hong Kong and also integrated with the hotels’ existing in room technology. I believe the result is the creation of a leading guest room technology solution in the region, if not the world.”
iBAHN has also installed wired and wireless broadband at The Peninsula Hong Kong to ensure seamless Internet coverage throughout the hotel.
The remaining guestrooms will be transformed and unveiled by Spring 2013.
To view a clip of The Peninsula Hong Kong’s guest room technology, including iBAHN’s Mobile Streaming & IPTV features, click here.
About iBAHN
iBAHN creates exceptional information and entertainment experiences for people on the move.
iBAHN is a partner with business owners in the hospitality, conference, food service and retail industries. We complement business strategy with managed services enabling connectivity, entertainment and information over a dedicated enterprise grade IP platform.
The iBAHN managed network operates in more than 50 countries across six continents delivering connectivity, information and entertainment to tablets, laptops, mobile phones and flat screens. Three million times a month, business owners, people on the move and more than half of the Fortune 500 companies rely on iBAHN solutions.
For more information, visit http://www.ibahn.com
About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (opening in 2013). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
For further information:
Lara McLaren
iBAHN – Marketing Director, APAC
+61-410445272
lmclaren@ibahn.com
Source: iBAHN

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January 25, 2013 at 10:34 am

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