for Brand Standard MP3 Alarm Clock
RAHWAY, N.J. — MAY 18, 2007 — Hotel Technologies, a company that designs, develops, engineers and manufactures state-of-the-art intelligent electronic products for hotels and resorts, has been selected by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) to provide its CS1233BA Alarm Clock Radio as a standard guest amenity for its nearly 450 domestic Comfort Suites hotels. The partnership with Hotel Technologies reflects the Comfort Suites brand’s commitment to providing those guest amenities that consumers truly care about.
Comfort Suites is a mid-priced, all-suites hotel brand that offers more space for working and relaxing, allowing guests to feel more organized and productive. It offers a premium guest experience, including comfortable, residential-style bedding, the complimentary Savory Starts hot breakfast and free high-speed Internet access.
“Comfort Suites hotels are restful, roomy and thoughtfully organized,” said Kimberly Shells, senior director, brand strategy, Choice Hotels. “Upgrading our guest alarm clocks to a new system designed specifically for Comfort Suites by Hotel Technologies provides an attractive, easy-to-use, in-room entertainment system that guests will enjoy each time they stay at a Comfort Suites hotel.”
Hotel Technologies’ electronics are quickly becoming “the solutions” for helping hotels to deliver a smarter, simpler, yet sophisticated way of attracting and retaining guests.
“The new CS1233BA alarm clock radio designed for Comfort Suites is a
sure-fire way to increase guest satisfaction, drive brand loyalty, and
get guests excited about staying with the popular brand,” said Ely Ashkenazi,
national sales manager for Hotel Technologies. “We are honored to be in
partnership with with Choice Hotels International for its Comfort Suites
Keeping ‘In Tune’ with Guests
Ashkenazi said that in the past, guests have found the guestroom clock radio to be difficult to program when setting the alarm and also difficult to tune into a music format that they prefer. The Comfort Suites CS1233BA alarm clock radio can be set easily and offers a selection of pre-programmed radio stations by music format, such as jazz, country, rock or classical.
The CS1233BA also requires little set up as it comes with auto-set™ technology; the time is already set and the hotel version will also include pre-set buttons with icons, allowing the hotelier to set four popular stations for the guest as an added convenience. EZ set directions make the alarm feature effortless for the guest to operate. An MP3/CD line-in cord is also provided so guests can plug in their CD players or any other branded MP3 players should they wish to do so.
Chris Gowdy, VP of Hotel Technologies’ Sales Division, said all alarm clock radio products feature a patent pending Single Day Alarm --a very important feature for hotels. If the previous guest sets an early alarm, the Single Day Alarm feature ensures that the next guest will not be awakened accidentally, since the alarm was never turned off.
“From entertainment clock radios to new and exciting connectivity solutions for rooms, Hotel Technologies is bringing ‘the science of feeling at home’ to hotels,” Gowdy said. “We are looking for hotel partners who want their guests to feel at home and make their stay memorable. We are committed to bringing a variety of sleek, high tech, high quality, user friendly consumer audio products to the hotel market, each designed with the discriminating traveler in mind.”
For more information on the complete line of Hotel Technologies’ products and services, call 888-74HOTEL (888-744-6835), visit www.hoteltechnologies.com.
About Choice Hotels
|Also See:||iHome™ Named ‘Best Alarm Clock’ by THE WEEK; iHome(tm) Named 'Best Alarm Clock' by THE WEEK; Hotel Technologies' iPOD stereo alarm clock radio continues to win top honors / February 2007|
|‘Award Winning’ iHome ‘In Tune’ with Guests’ Entertainment, Travel Needs / March 2006|