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Iconic Swiss Alps hotel upgrades with 127 Philips MediaSuite TVs

127 professional TVs from PPDS inside all 112 rooms, bringing advanced entertainment choice and capabilities

PPDS has announced that 127 Philips MediaSuite professional TVs have been installed inside guest rooms at the spectacular, recently reopened 5-Star Grand Hotel Kronkenhof in Switzerland.

First opened back in 1848, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof is one of Switzerland’s most iconic and luxurious hotels, carefully balancing modern comfort with holistic wellbeing and outstanding architecture, all set within a natural paradise at the heat of the Swiss Alps.

Part of a major restoration program, reinforcing its commitment to providing unparalleled luxury throughout the hotel, the owners turned to PPDS to bring its guests – which have previously included a number of leading celebrities, such as the late Sir Sean Connery, as well as royal family members – an advanced, connected TV entertainment solution that is befitting of its high-end reputation.

Working with Swisscom and PPDS to deliver a full RF and IP upgrade with hybrid Wi-Fi connectivity across the entire premises, 127 Philips MediaSuite TVs were installed (ranging from 43in to 55in) in every guest room, including linear and nonlinear TV and radio channels, integrated Netflix, Chromecast built-in (allowing guest to effortlessly enjoy their own content on the big screen), as well as access to thousands of apps via the Google Play store.

“PPDS is now synonymous with bringing dedicated, high quality and highly innovative solutions designed and built exclusively for the hospitality industry and we’re thrilled that guests staying in this iconic hotel are able to enjoy the full benefits Philips MediaSuite to further enhance their experience,” said Davide Longo, sales manager for Philips Pro TV and Philips Signage Displays in Switzerland at PPDS. “With Philips MediaSuite, guests have the freedom to enjoy their content whenever, and however they choose.”

Marc Eichenberger, general manager, Grand Hotel Kronenhof, added: “The Swisscom and PPDS team were able to develop a complete interactive solution for us. The integration of Netflix and other multimedia apps are a real improvement for our Multimedia System. The support of different media (RF and IP) give us the possibility to deploy a new solution on top of our existing RF infrastructure.”