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Hyatt Rosemont Installs FlyteBoard Flight Information
Display to Serve Traveling Guests
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Hyatt gains ‘wallet share;’ guests stay on property longer when flights are delayed
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CHICAGO, IL April 1, 2008 –   Flyte Systems, the leading provider of airport flight information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality, digital signage, convention centers and related businesses, announced it successfully installed its FlyteBoard real-time airline flight information display at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. 

“We installed FlyteBoard because it gives our guests greater confidence in their travel arrangements,” said Christian Jacoby, Hyatt Rosemont’s director of sales.  “It is a valuable amenity that helps us gain more guest ‘wallet share.’ When guests check the lobby FlyteBoard and see their flight is delayed, they usually head to our outlets to relax in comfort until their new departure time.”  The Hyatt Rosemont FlyteBoard shows departure times for airlines at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and is wall-mounted adjacent to the front desk for guest convenience at checkout. 

Real-time Flight Information

FlyteBoard, developed by Flyte Systems, is a wall, floor or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen which properties install in public areas to provide guests with ‘glance-and-go’ convenience for more accurate travel planning.  What sets Flyte Systems apart from other PC-based applications is the ability to post accurate, real-time airline flight arrival and departure information, not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that do not list delays caused by:

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Crew availability
  • Weather
Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public:  FlyteTouch, FlytePass, FlyteChannel and FlyteBoard. 
  • FlyteTouch enables individual guests to search flight information via touch screens that display real-time flight arrivals and departures for one or more airports. 
  • FlytePass uses FlyteTouch technology and adds free, secure boarding pass printing, packaged in an all-wood kiosk.
  • FlyteChannel permits guests to view live airport arrival/departure screens via their in-room TV.
  • FlyteBoard is a wall, floor or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen for lobbies, restaurants, bars and other public areas, displaying flight information for one or more airports.
“Virtually all our guests fly in and out of O’Hare so it makes perfect sense to provide live airline information services,” said Jacoby. “Flyte Systems’ airline information comes to the property over our existing high-speed Internet connection and the company’s installation and support are excellent.  It is a good investment.”  FlyteSystems products are configurable to display information from one or multiple airports. 

Flyte Systems applications are often used by properties to generate increased revenue streams with innovative marketing approaches to the distressed traveler.  For tips on how to generate revenue by providing guests with Flyte Systems airline information, please log on to the Flyte Systems website at www.flytesystems.com

About Flyte Systems
The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of airport flight information displays for the hospitality and convention center industries and related businesses.  It delivers accurate, instant, airport-centric updates of flight information – not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that may omit last minute changes.  Properties are able to differentiate their products and boost customer loyalty and repeat business with ’glance-and-go’ content critical to a traveler’s day.   Flyte Systems’ product suite builds upon ITS’ 47-year history as the leading provider of live flight information to airports, airlines, government agencies, port authorities and other travel-based businesses.  Flyte Systems was formed in 2007 to offer new Web-based travel technology and product lines.  Customers include the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Touch Quest, Marriott, Days Inn, Hilton, DoubleTree, Hotel Sofitel, and Crown Plaza hotels, independent properties and municipal airports.

About Hyatt Rosemont
The Hyatt Rosemont offers guests everything they need for a successful stay - separate work areas, delicious dining, flexible meeting space and the latest wireless technology. This standout among O’Hare hotels is considered a premier meeting facility among hotels in Rosemont, Illinois. Conveniently located minutes from O’Hare Airport, the Hyatt Rosemont puts you in the heart of Rosemont and just minutes from O’Hare Airport, downtown Chicago and the best shopping.

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Contact:

Flyte Systems
Debbie Kalish, Account Executive
3515 Martens Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Phone: (877) 463-5983
Email: Debbie.Kalish@flytesystems.com
www.flytesystems.com

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N. River Road,
Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018
Phone: (847) 518-1234
www.rosemont.hyatt.com

Media Contact:
Julie Keyser-Squires, APR
Softscribe Inc.
julie@softscribeinc.com
(404)256-5512
http://www.softscribeinc.com

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