Acentic Joins Forces With BOSE to Provide Upscale Technology Luxury to Historic St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

By Acentic, PRNE
Monday, June 27, 2011

LONDON, June 28, 2011 -

Acentic and Bose® are bringing the luxury high tech lifestyle of
the 21st century to the 19th century gothic style of Marriott
International’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Acentic, the leading
supplier of broadband systems and digital interactive TV (iTV) for
the hotel industry, has installed its sophisticated Panorama® HD
platform at the hotel, as well as high definition LCDs. This
includes the first Bose television with an integrated
high-performance audio/video entertainment system, the Bose
VideoWave®, which is installed in the hotel’s unique Royal

Officially opened at the beginning of May, the 245-room hotel is
a recently restored Victorian masterpiece and hub of domestic and
international rail travel. The hotel now features modern amenities
for luxury travelers, while retaining the extravagance of the
golden age. Acentic Panorama brings unparalleled in-room digital
broadcast, on-demand and Hotel TV services in crystal clear HD
quality for an entertainment experience on par with the hotel’s
luxury offerings.

Royal Suite guests will enjoy the 46-inch Bose VideoWave® LCD
television that fills the sizeable suite with a cinematic
performance that is a first in the hotel industry. The full HD Bose
picture display and surround sound system, together with Acentic
Panorama Hotel TV platform and sophisticated GUI, provide vibrant
visuals and renowned cinema audio. It also features hundreds of
applications and services via the TV through an icon-based smart
navigation menu, delivering an unmatched experience without wiring
hassles or external speaker setup. To complement the solution,
guests can link in their iPhones, Smartphones or tablet devices
presenting a unique sound and video interface.  

“After years of devoted restoration, the hotel has reopened with
grandeur and luxury, and Acentic’s excellent entertainment platform
and luxury TV offering were chosen as they represent an ideal fit
for our upscale guests,” said Caroline Drayton, Director of Public
Relations, St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. “Acentic’s technology is
proven and reliable and their service and consultancy during the
hotel’s re-opening has been invaluable.”

“With its key central location, gothic style and setting for
many famous movies and VIP visitors, the St. Pancras Renaissance
Hotel is an important historic building that has been restored back
to life with modern luxury,” said Richard Robinson, CEO of Acentic.
“Acentic Panorama HD at St. Pancras adds to its lavish image and
the evolving lifestyle of today’s travelers with a high quality
system and tailor-made technology that meets the needs of demanding

According to Bose Hospitality Market Specialist, Paul Simpson,
the St. Pancras Renaissance is the first hotel in the UK to enable
guests to experience the new Bose VideoWave®.  ”The
combination of home theatre sound system, 46″ 1080p LCD display,
and music system into one revolutionary product, with no separate
speakers, bass module or speaker wires, makes the Bose VideoWave®
an ideal solution for upscale hotel rooms and suites. The guest
receives the benefit of an easy to use TV with intuitive remote
control and superb cinematic sound, and the hotel benefits from an
easy to set up, high quality solution that blends well with both
modern and traditional surroundings and sets the hotel apart from
neighbouring venues.”

About Acentic Group

Acentic is an international provider of high-speed Internet
access solutions and digital TV services to hotels. Acentic’s
digital content, technology, support and services deliver
information and communication, as well as entertainment and revenue
generation tools, via the hotel television, providing a unique
communications system that meets the evolving lifestyles of guests.
Acentic’s broadband and digital TV services are in many of the
world’s leading hotel chains, including Accor, Dorint, Hilton,
Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Maritim, Marriott, Movenpick
and Starwood in more than 30 countries in Europe, Middle East and
Africa. For more information, visit href="">

About BOSE

Bose Professional Systems Division provides high quality bespoke
audio solutions for a wide range of commercial customers, including
hotels, retail stores, schools and universities, corporate clients,
sporting venues and more.  In-room entertainment systems for
hotels include the ubiquitous Wave® Music System, SoundDock® iPod®
docking station, Lifestyle® surround sound systems, and the new
VideoWave® TV.  Bose in-room and public space solutions are
enjoyed in hotels throughout the world. For more information, visit

Acentic Media Contacts:
Smaro Makaronidou

ink Communications for Acentic
Alex Crabb / North America

Marta Twardowska/ EMEA

Bose Media Contact:
Sue Harrison


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