Bridging Past and Present: iBAHN Installs Cutting-Edge Guest Room Entertainment Technology and WiFi in New York City's Historic Roosevelt Hotel
DENVER, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iBAHN, the global leader in IP-based entertainment and information services for the hospitality, meeting, conference and retail industries, today announced that it has been selected by the famed Roosevelt Hotel in New York City to install a managed network service including pioneering Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) in the hotel's 1,015 recently renovated guest rooms and a WiFi platform to be used throughout the hotel, including in its 30,000 square feet of meeting space. iBAHN's installation will complement the hotel's glamorous Jazz Age décor with the very latest modern technology that today's discerning travelers demand.
The Roosevelt Hotel delivers a classic New York City experience. Opened in 1924, the "Grand Dame of Madison Avenue" continues to impress guests in its prime location at Madison Avenue and 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan. Spectacular interiors and grand architectural features beautifully restored to their original brilliance never fail to produce a memorable "wow" reaction.
"As guests step through the revolving doors of The Roosevelt Hotel, our magnificent ambience transports them back to the grandeur of old New York City," said John Trovato, general manager of The Roosevelt Hotel. "And while we are a destination rich in historical importance and beauty, we are also committed to providing our guests with the modern amenities that make their experience truly superior. That is why we selected iBAHN to install IPTV that will deliver memorable guest room entertainment and an advanced WiFi system that will keep up with the bandwidth demands of our tech-savvy guests now and into the future."
iBAHN's proprietary ETVi with iMEDIA platform transforms the guest room experience. Upon entering their rooms, guests are greeted with personalized high-definition images showcasing the hotel property and services. With iBAHN ETVi guests can watch free, crystal-clear HD channels. They can check schedules for their conferences, book spa appointments, make restaurant reservations and order online access for the TV. Using iBAHN's iMEDIA browser, guests can use the biggest screen in the room to check email, visit social media sites, shop, watch movies, and sports. Guests can also download the iBAHN mobile app for free and use their own smartphones or tablets as personal TV remotes.
With multiple devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops in hand, more than half of travelers say that WiFi is their top 'must have' amenity. iBAHN WiFi satisfies guests' insatiable bandwidth appetites while giving hotels the control they need to offer a high-quality experience.
"We are thrilled to help The Roosevelt Hotel's guests experience the very best of two worlds: the historic splendor of the classic building paired with the forward-looking technology that we specialize in delivering," said Roger Crellin, iBAHN's President of the Americas. "People on the move – especially in the hustle and bustle of New York City -- demand a lot from their technology, and our ETVi television services and industry-leading WiFi now at The Roosevelt Hotel will outperform any and all expectations."
iBAHN creates exceptional information and entertainment experiences for people on the move.
iBAHN is a partner with business owners in the hospitality, conference, food service and retail industries. We complement business strategy with managed services enabling connectivity, entertainment and information over a dedicated enterprise grade IP platform.
The iBAHN managed network operates in more than 50 countries across six continents delivering connectivity, information and entertainment to tablets, laptops, mobile phones and flat screens. Three million times a month, business owners, people on the move and more than half of the Fortune 500 companies rely on iBAHN solutions.
For more information, visit www.ibahn.com.
About Roosevelt Hotel
Deemed Grand Dame of Madison Avenue since 1924, The Roosevelt Hotel New York City is located right in the thick of things -- steps from Grand Central Station and Fifth-Avenue shopping. Offering 1,015 recently redesigned guestrooms, its historic heritage is reflected in the restored interiors, designed to capture the original architecture and offer modern-day amenities. From April to October, The Roosevelt Hotel's rooftop lounge, mad46 welcomes guests and New Yorkers alike to enjoy an unsurpassed Midtown view atop the 19th floor above the hustle and bustle of the "city that never sleeps." Stay current with up-to-date information from The Roosevelt Hotel by checking the hotel's blog at www.TheNYKnow.com.