News for the Hospitality Executive
Two New Food and Beverage Programs You Won’t Find
iTASTE and The Virtual Menu at the Grand Hyatt DFW
DALLAS – September 21, 2007 – Grand Hyatt DFW, the only Grand Hyatt in the United States located at an airport and one of the most upscale hotels at any airport in the world, has taken another step towards the convergence of technology and hospitality with the introduction of two unique guest programs: iTASTE and The Virtual Menu. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, guests may enjoy a guided cheese, chocolate or wine tasting with the iTASTE program or make entrée selections and receive recommendations on food and wine pairings from The Virtual Menu. Available exclusively at The Grand Hyatt DFW, the hotel is the first in the hospitality industry to use this type of technology to enhance the guest experience.
“The iTASTE and The Virtual Menu programs are part of our ongoing effort to provide guests with an experience that is unlike any other,” said Michael Stephens, general manager for the Grand Hyatt DFW. “We are constantly looking for new ways to utilize the latest technology in order to provide our guests with services they cannot find at any other hotel. These ongoing efforts have established the Grand Hyatt DFW as a leader in the hospitality industry.”
Guests with half an hour to spare may check out iTASTE, a unique tasting
experience that will excite all five senses. For $25, guests may
check out an iPod containing a video podcast that guides users through
a cheese, wine or chocolate tasting. The program is available at
the Grand Hyatt’s MOKA, the Epicurean Boutique/Über Coffee Bar located
on the lobby level.
The Virtual Menu
|Both programs were developed in conjunction with AVT Communique and
The Creative Effort. Both companies are divisions of Hospitality
Partners LLC, a hospitality enterprise that provides premium, high-quality
in-house services and technology solutions to key hotel partners.
Hospitality Partners LLC handles all technology services for the Grand
Hyatt DFW, including business center operations and state of the art lighting
and A/V services in the conference and meeting rooms.
“The Grand Hyatt DFW has given AVT the opportunity to do what we do best. We have enabled the Grand Hyatt DFW to go beyond what most hotels would consider the limits of technology,” said Martin Kwitschau, CEO and founder of AVT. “Our mutual focus on enhancing the guest experience through new and innovative uses of technology, to make their stay extraordinary, and memorable, has made the Grand Hyatt DFW, a stand out, unlike any other hotel in the nation.”
About the Grand Hyatt DFW
Molli L. Samuels
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