News for the Hospitality Executive
Alberta, Canada, June 18, 2009 --- Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment
("Guest-Tek") (TSX:GTK) has completed installation of its OneView™
Internet, Internet protocol television ("IPTV") and Video-on-Demand
(“VOD”) in High Definition ("HD") into the Northstar® Lodge –
Residence Club, located at the north end of Lake Tahoe, California.
The Northstar Lodge comes complete with high quality wired and wireless internet access and HD entertainment programming services from the leading providers of HD content, delivering 64 channels of Free-to-Guest ("FTG") television content including 33 channels of HD through a mixed IP/COAX infrastructure to each of their 96 televisions located throughout 32 units and the public spaces on the property.
"It is encouraging to see smaller properties invest in the technology and services to provide their guests with the high quality amenities they have become accustomed to," said Arnon Levy, CEO of Guest-Tek. "Guest-Tek is pleased to be working with Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. and its Northstar Lodge and Hyatt Siesta Key locations to deliver high quality internet, HD IPTV and VOD products to luxury vacation rental resorts.”
Guest-Tek is also providing the Hyatt Siesta Key resort with VOD services and 64 channels of FTG television programming, including 33 channels in HD, over a converged IP network in 44 luxurious vacation club residences. VOD and/or IPTV services will be available on over 185 televisions throughout the spacious guest rooms, public viewing areas, and outdoor cabanas. Both wired and wireless High Speed Internet will be available in all guest room units and throughout the public areas of the property. The Hyatt Siesta Key is set to open in July 2009.
Guest-Tek is the world’s largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Guest-Tek’s OneView platform provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony services. Guest-Tek is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing services including network design, procurement, implementation, and post sales customer support to 2,734 properties and over 455,000 rooms. Guest-Tek’s common shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "GTK". The company's head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and it has major support facilities in Irvine, California, and Warsaw, Poland as well as Sales offices located throughout North America and Europe. For more information about Guest-Tek, go to www.guest-tek.com.
About Global Hyatt
Global Hyatt Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world’s premier hotel companies. The hotels owned, operated, managed or franchised by its subsidiaries provide authentic hospitality to guests in 44 countries through a passionate commitment to personalized service, cultural relevance, and the environment. Global Hyatt subsidiaries own, operate, manage or franchise more than 370 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Resorts™, Grand Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt Summerfield Suites® and Andaz™ brands with additional properties under development on five continents. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., operator of Hyatt Vacation Club®. The success of Global Hyatt is driven by the commitment and energy of the thousands of men and women around the world who provide exceptional service to hotel guests. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or visiting www.hyatt.com.
Arnon Levy, President & CEO
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
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