iBAHN's largest IPTV installation in North America implemented in Omni's showcase Omni Dallas Hotel
Innovative platform provides guests with exceptional entertainment and information options
DENVER, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iBAHN, the global leader in IP-based entertainment and information services for the hospitality and meeting industries, today announced that it has been selected as a preferred vendor of IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) for Omni Hotels & Resorts. Launched with iBAHN's largest IPTV installation in North America in Omni's property, the 1,001-room Omni Dallas Hotel, guests at the new hotel can experience an expansive roster of HD channels on any television in their room, including the HD screen embedded in their bathroom mirror. iBAHN completed the installation in less than 90 days and continues to support the property with ETVi, its IPTV service.
Guest room technology includes LCD HDTVs as well as TV monitors within the bathroom mirrors, all powered by iBAHN's ETVi platform. ETVi delivers IPTV programming, including 82 channels - with a majority in high definition - premium programming and on-demand videos. The proprietary iMEDIA platform further expands entertainment options, allowing guests to access the nearly limitless content of the Internet, delivered in high definition to the television. In addition to providing a vast array of entertainment options, iBAHN's platform integrates with the property management system (PMS) and allows for a truly interactive experience between the guest and the hotel. Through ETVi, guests can access property restaurants and activities, make reservations, and request services such as spa appointments.
"For Omni, investing in new technology which provides a more memorable guest experience is often valuable, and iBAHN plays an essential role in allowing us to provide the most advanced entertainment and information options to them," said Ed Netzhammer, managing director and regional VP of operations Omni Hotels & Resorts "Our guests expect the Omni experience to be one of seamless luxury, and we chose iBAHN's IPTV solution because it is flexible and integrates well with our brand as well as with our other property applications."
Connected to the Dallas Convention Center, the Omni Dallas Hotel opened on 11/11/11 as Dallas' premiere luxury hotel and one of the biggest hospitality projects to open in 2011. The Omni Dallas Hotel offers a luxurious, warm and sophisticated design, which reflects the essence of Dallas with a contemporary, reflective glass exterior, native textures, art and other materials enriching the interior. The hotel was recently awarded a Gold LEED certified NC rating for its green initiatives during the construction of the property. For its creative design, the hotel was recently recognized with the Peoples' Choice Award in the Lodging Hospitality Design Awards Poll.
"iBAHN is proud to partner with this award-winning brand and to uphold the brand standards of innovation and outstanding guest experience. Elite luxury guests expect the best, and with iBAHN's IPTV solution, Omni will deliver," said Roger Crellin, iBAHN president of the Americas. "It is especially gratifying to complete an installation of this scale with the prestigious Omni brand."
iBAHN's industry leading technology solutions are backed up by a dedicated team of customer service support staff, further differentiating the service provider in the hospitality industry. The Omni installation is supported by Texas-based field staff. iBAHN will continue to work with Omni Hotels & Resorts as they open new properties in 2012 and beyond. For more information, please visit http://www.iBAHN.com or call 1-866-415-2843.
About iBAHNiBAHN delivers the multi-screen Internet experiences the best guests demand - through its wireless connectivity offerings and the most advanced IPTV solutions for the hospitality and meeting industries, with customers and localized support on every populated continent of the world. This breadth allows the company to offer an unprecedented level of support and seamless technology experiences for hotels, guests, and meeting attendees. With iBAHN solutions, hotels can more effectively serve guests by delivering consistent quality of service and content on any device in the hotel to streamline operations and leverage branding across locations--while creating unique technology experiences. Monthly, nearly two million travelers and meeting attendees rely on iBAHN to increase productivity with secure broadband access options in nearly 3,000 hotels, conference centers and meeting spaces in 43 countries worldwide. iBAHN provides technology solutions to more than 30,000 events annually, ranging from small group meetings to major conferences, while serving more than 40 percent of Fortune 100 corporations. For more information, please visit http://www.ibahn.com
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on "A Total Departure" to 50 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. Earlier this year, Omni's loyalty program was further expanded with the launch of the GHA Discovery® loyalty program expanding numerous benefits on a worldwide basis as a member of the Global Hotel Alliance. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and leading media outlets. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
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