News for the Hospitality Executive
Hyatt Place Equiping All Hotel Rooms with a 42-inch HDTV
with 11 Channels of HD
and an Integrated Panel Allowing Guests to Plug in Numerous Devices
for Big-screen Interaction
|CHICAGO - December 18, 2007 - Hyatt Place, already a frontrunner
in hospitality technology, today announced that guests at all its hotels
will be able to connect their portable media devices into the 42-inch HDTV
by year-end, thanks to the Hyatt Plug Panel™, a cutting-edge in-room media
To connect these personal devices, including laptop computers, MP3 players and DVD players, guests follow simple directions found on the Hyatt Plug Panel itself to connect the devices directly into the 42-inch flat panel, high-definition guestroom television. If guests forget to pack connection cords, they can purchase cords from the Hyatt Place Gallery Host.
For easy access to the HDTV, the Hyatt Plug Panel is built into the guestroom media center and offers:
• A/V inputs for standard and high-def portable media devices
Guests can also find an online tutorial at www.HyattPlace.com/plugpanel.
“Our guests rely heavily on technology in their everyday lives and the Hyatt Plug Panel allows them to function in our hotels the same way they might at home or in the office,” said Alison Kal, vice president, marketing, Hyatt Corporation. “This device lets our guests achieve maximum productivity and enjoyment, whether it’s listening to an iPod while responding to emails, reviewing a presentation on the 42-inch HDTV (11 channels of HD) or relaxing by watching a favorite movie from a portable DVD player.”
In addition to the Hyatt Plug Panel, guests can also take advantage of Hyatt Place’s forward-thinking technology found throughout the hotel, including:
• Self-service check-in/out kiosk
Hyatt Place Background
Hyatt Place inspired by today’s 24/7 lifestyle and designed complement Hyatt’s full-service brands with an atmosphere of casual hospitality. Attuned to the changing landscape of contemporary, multi-tasking business travelers, Hyatt Place allows guests to seamlessly merge personal and professional activities, offering a balanced mix of comfortable and functional amenities.
About Hyatt Place
Hyatt Place, a new kind of Hyatt for today’s relaxed lifestyle, combines The Hyatt Touch® with stylish design, purposeful amenities and forward-thinking technology. Catering to today’s discerning travelers, 120 Hyatt Place hotels are to open across the U.S. by the end of March 2008. Hyatt Place is a newly developed brand of Global Hyatt Corporation. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit HyattPlace.com. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com
Global Hyatt Corporation
Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, offers today’s travelers over 735 hotels and resorts (over 136,000 rooms) in more than 44 countries. The company’s affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt branded hotels and resorts under the Park Hyatt™, Grand Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency™, Hyatt Resorts™, Hyatt®, Hyatt Place™ and Hyatt Summerfield Suites ® brands. In April 2007, Hyatt launched its newest global brand, Andaz™. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operator of the Hyatt Vacation Club and fractional residential properties and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc, which franchises Hawthorn Suites and Microtel Inns and Suites. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com.
|Also See:||LodgeNet Leads Hospitality Industry with Most HDTV Rooms; Industry- first, advanced HD interactive system delivers exceptional entertainment experience for guests, easy conversions for hotels / January 2007|
|HDTV Installations Accelerate as Hotel Operators Look To Current Needs, Future Opportunities; LodgeNet Customers Say HDTV Is Differentiating The Guest Experience / May 2006|