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Rocco Forte Hotels extends iBAHN partnership
with renewed contract and additional hotels



London - (30th June 2011) – iBAHN, the worldwide leader in digital entertainment and Internet solutions for the hospitality and meeting industries, announces today that it has signed a 36-month contract with the Rocco Forte Hotels group to deliver broadband services for hotel guests and back office staff.

The renewed contract will start in August and will cover all current and certain future properties, including Abu Dhabi (opening in September), Cairo, Luxor, Jeddah and Marrakech. As well as fixed broadband, iBAHN is also rolling out enterprise grade WiFi across the Rocco Forte Hotels portfolio in the coming months. Rocco Forte Hotels is the first group to maximise the opportunities of iBAHN’s high speed, secure network by harnessing its power for back office services as well as for guest use, which means reduced costs as well as consistency of service across the group.

Business travellers with sensitive corporate information will also benefit from the highest standards of data security through iBAHN’s Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) solution, which vastly reduces the possibility of guest data theft, eliminates the ability to steal guest data and provides total separation between different wireless users.

Emmanuel Clavé, corporate IT director of Rocco Forte Hotels, comments: “We have a strong and successful partnership with iBAHN, built on trust and understanding of our needs. As we continue our expansion, we are sure that iBAHN will provide exceptional quality that is essential for guest satisfaction and the smooth running of our complex back-office services.”

Graeme Powell, managing director iBAHN EMEA, comments: “Rocco Forte Hotels is well known for the high quality of service they offer their guests.  I am delighted that they have chosen to extend their relationship with iBAHN even further and we look forward to continuing to demonstrate the value we can bring to both their guest WiFi services  and their back office support.”

About Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 13 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.

Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Le Richemond, Geneva; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Augustine Hotel, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily. Future openings: Abu Dhabi 2011; Jeddah 2013; Marrakech 2014; Cairo 2014; Luxor 2014.  www.roccofortehotels.com

About iBAHN
The company is the only global provider of digital information/entertainment and Internet solutions for the hospitality and meeting industries. Monthly, more than 1.8 million travellers and meeting attendees rely on iBAHN to increase productivity with secure high-speed Internet access options in nearly 3,000 hotels, conference centres and meeting spaces in 42 countries worldwide. iBAHN’s digital entertainment and information services feature leading programming in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and India. Operating one of the largest MPLS networks in the industry, the company provides technology solutions to more than 50,000 events annually, ranging from small group meetings to major industry conferences, while serving more than 40% of Fortune 100 corporations. For more information, please visit www.ibahn.com.
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