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Luxury German hotel and spa installs over 180 Philips pro TVs

Strandhotel Georgshöhe – one of Germany’s top spa resorts – brings "extensive entertainment" services to all rooms

PPDS has announced that its range of market-leading Philips MediaSuite professional TVs has been selected and installed inside all 130 guest rooms at one of Europe’s leading luxury health and wellness spa resorts. In total, 183 x 4K UHD Philips MediaSuite TVs (32-50in) were installed throughout the hotel resort, offering guests a full suite of linear and non-linear entertainment offerings.

The four-star Strandhotel Georgshöhe – located off the north coast of Germany on the picturesque East Frisian Island of Norderney – is a popular beachside destination with a variety of award-winning and internationally-recognised health and wellness facilities. The hotel’s owners turned to PPDS Gold Partner, Hamburg-based AV integration specialist, AVARA AG to identify and install a TV solution offering a “premium home-from-home experience” inside guest rooms and throughout the 4,000 square meter resort.

“While not the primary purpose of a holiday, the role of the TV has become a key part of the hotel experience, particularly at the end of a day when people just want to relax and unwind,” said Elke Winkler, key account manager for hospitality TV at PPDS. “It’s here that the quality of that experience can be the difference between a four- and five-star review. You only have to check Trip Advisor to see what I mean.

“Viewing habits have evolved significantly in recent years, with many people now preferring to access their content via popular streaming services, such as Netflix – uniquely embedded in Philips MediaSuite TVs – which has more than 221 million subscribers. It’s therefore essential that hotels like the Strandhotel Georgshöhe, are able to match those preferred experiences, be it via Chromecast or dedicated or embedded apps, while still accommodating for those preferring a traditional TV schedule. With Philips MediaSuite, guests get the best of all worlds, for the perfect home-from-home TV experience.”

Jeroen Verhaeghe, international business manager professional TV at PPDS, added: “Room hygiene has never been more important nor scrutinised by hotel guests and never more challenging for hoteliers. The TV remote control is historically one of the filthiest and most used items found in hotel room, coming into contact with potentially thousands of hands over its lifetime. They are also traditionally one of the most difficult to clean. For that reason, we have introduced GuestConnect, giving that little extra level of control and peace of mind to guests who want it, with the history and health of those that have used their own device likely limited to themselves and their family.”