Dubai hotel guests get iBAHN treatment13 September 2010
iBAHN has completed the installation of an IPTV service and Bluetooth personal music integration at the Hilton Dubai Creek – the first hotel in the region offering this service.
iBAHN has deployed IPTV services, together with the TeleAdapt MediaHub HD with Bluetooth wireless music streaming amenity. Guests staying at the 150-room Hilton Dubai Creek, which overlooks the world-famous waterway, can now easily connect their laptops, iPods, iPhones or other MP3-playing smartphones without using a cable or dock to wirelessly stream their personal audio selections through the in-room TV speakers, with the freedom to control their playlists from anywhere in the room.
The contract extends iBAHN’s relationship with Hilton Hotels in the region and follows the recent installation of IPTV and high-speed internet access (HSIA) services at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort.
“iBAHN has been enjoying considerable success throughout Europe with ETVi, our IPTV product, increasing the number of installed rooms by 54% in the last 12 months,” said Graeme Powell (pictured), managing director, EMEA, iBAHN. “Accompanying this, there has been a growth in the importance of HSIA to hotel guests which has been reflected in the 134% increase in internet use by both business and leisure guests, as measured by number of data packets per guest session on iBAHN’s proprietary network in the EMEA region.”
Recent European installations have included Hilton Zurich Airport, Renaissance Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Hotel Ada Palace in Madrid.
“This new functionality offers our guests greater levels of connectivity and pays special attention to their digital comfort and convenience,” said Mike Nalborczyk, general manager, Hilton Dubai Creek. “The introduction of IPTV and Bluetooth connectivity underscores our commitment to providing guests with superior in-room technology and capability, enabling more productive and hassle-free stays.”