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Sky Ute Casino Resort Bets on KoolConnect
To Upgrade Their Guests’ In-Room Experience

One of Colorado’s finest attractions wins big with new HD in-room
entertainment and interactive services solution from the industry leader

IGNACIO, CO – MAY 19, 2010 – The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is well-known for creating a spectacular Las Vegas-style experience at their Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio, CO.  And now, they’ve raised the bar again by enhancing the in-room environment of their spectacular hotel by adding KoolConnect’s IntrigueTM High Definition Video on Demand and Interactive TV solution.
“Although we opened our hotel in November, 2008, we waited to select an in-room entertainment system until we found the right solution,” said Sky Ute Casino Resort Executive Director of Operations Travis Garlick.  “Everything about our resort is extraordinary and it was hard to find something that delivered the unique guest experience that we wanted to offer.  KoolConnect, however, turned out to be the perfect fit.  They created a customized solution that is unique to Sky Ute Casino Resort and the digital features included in the system make it easy for us to excite our guests by highlighting all of our offerings and amenities in HD right in the room.”
The 140-room hotel is just part of the extensive resort offerings of this spectacular facility in the beautiful countryside of southwest Colorado.  In addition to beautiful accommodations, Sky Ute Casino Resort also features a 45,000 square-foot casino, five restaurants with cuisine ranging from gourmet fare to comfort foods, extensive meeting space, live entertainment and more.
“Sky Ute’s guests are certainly going to enjoy the ability to watch HD movies that are still in theatres in the comfort of their hotel room,” said Dave Tahan, KoolConnect’s CEO.  “But what’s really special is how we were able give Sky Ute the ability to digitize their resort information and even interactively communicate with their guests while in-room and inform them about special offers, attractions and promotions.  Our solution is perfect for resorts like Sky Ute with so much to offer their guests and we are thrilled to welcome them to our portfolio of spectacular properties,” added Tahan.
Sky Ute Casino Resort will debut their new High Definition Video on Demand and interactive TV solution in their hotel on May 20th.

KoolConnect Technologies Inc. is the longest-running fully digital provider of interactive TV services to the hospitality industry.  KoolConnect was the first company to offer HD VOD in the hospitality industry, and added IPTV (FTG over Ethernet) in 2009.  Today, the company’s Intrigue solution – the most customized and fully integrated VOD system in the industry - serves nearly 20,000 rooms in prestigious properties in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Dubai, and the Caribbean. To learn more about KoolConnect, visit

The Sky Ute Casino & Resort includes a 45,000 square foot casino hosting hundreds of slot machines, blackjack tables, 3-card poker tables, crap tables, roulette and an exclusive private poker room. There is also a 200-seat Bingo hall, a 24-lane bowling center, a miniature golf course, a multiple of restaurants, and administrative offices. Built within the Casino/Resort is an 18,000 square foot ballroom designed to host conferences as well as a variety of live sporting and entertainment events. The ballroom can accommodate up to 1,800 seated persons. Also available are three separate meeting breakout rooms designed for a variety of events.  The Casino/Resort also features a 140-room luxury hotel; including an indoor pool, several retail spaces, a small fitness center, and a salon/day spa.  It has been the goal of both the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Sky Ute Casino Resort to incorporate as much Southern Ute Culture into the new facility as space will allow. Both locals and visitors alike are exposed to a wide variety of Native American Art blending in with the architectural concepts throughout the complex. For more information on the Sky Ute Casino Resort, please visit


Michael DiLeva

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