DENVER, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iBAHN, the global leader in IP-based entertainment and information services for the hospitality, meeting, conference and retail industries, has achieved Marriott International, Inc.'s 2013 Global Property Network Standards (GPNS) Certification for WiFi and Property Management Systems for full-service properties.
The Marriott GPNS program creates a consistent, industry-leading property Internet offering of the highest quality across Marriott brands. iBAHN is proud to be among the first Internet service providers to achieve the 2013 certification and will continue to advance through the additional steps of the rigorous certification program.
In order to achieve the certification, iBAHN successfully installed and configured the network infrastructure that complies with the 2013 version of GPNS WiFi specifications at the selected pilot property in Denver, Colorado: JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, a premier property managed by Sage Hospitality, one of the top hotel management companies in the U.S. After installation, iBAHN completed Acceptance Testing. As the final step in certification, representatives of Marriott's IR Telecom organization confirmed completion of the Acceptance Checklist at the pilot property.
"iBAHN is a long-time partner to Sage, and we rely on them to provide industry-leading service for our guests when it comes to connectivity for their laptops, mobile devices, and tablets. We are especially pleased that they successfully achieved these milestones within Marriott's GPNS 2013 certification at one of our premier properties, the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek," said Matt Seim, Senior Vice President of IT at Sage Hospitality. "The certification gives us confidence that we can continue to rely on iBAHN to provide the best possible Internet experience for our guests."
"iBAHN is honored to have achieved 2013 certification on the exacting requirements for Marriott's 2013 standards," said Roger Crellin, iBAHN president of the Americas. "Marriott International, Inc. has developed a world-class set of specifications to ensure a consistent technology experience across their brand portfolio, and we are especially grateful to Sage Hospitality and pleased to partner with them to provide the best possible entertainment and information services for their guests."
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.
iBAHN's industry leading technology solutions are backed by a dedicated team of customer service support staff, and the Marriott installation is supported by locally based field staff. For more information, visit www.ibahn.com.
About Sage Hospitality
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management, investment and ownership companies in the nation operating more than 60 large, full-service hotels as well as extended stay and select service properties. Sage Hospitality's comprehensive portfolio includes brands from major international companies such as Marriott, Starwood and Hilton, as well as independent boutique hotels. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated itself with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing 10 unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.sagehospitality.com.