InterContinental Budapest Guests Enjoy the Latest In-Room Entertainment and Communications Services by AcenticBy Acentic, PRNE
Monday, March 14, 2011
Acentic's Panorama(R) and Horizon satisfy guest expectations while increasing hotel revenue and brand differentiation
COLOGNE, Germany, March 15, 2011 - Acentic, a leading supplier of broadband systems and digital interactive
TV (iTV) for the hotel industry, announced today that InterContinental Hotel
Group's (IHG) InterContinental Budapest has purchased Acentic's Panorama(R)
digital broadcast, on-demand and interactive TV services and Horizon
High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA).
The Acentic Horizon Internet solution provides a bridge to the most
flexible converged content strategy available. Acentic provides broadband
services and in-room entertainment to the 402-room hotel. Located in the
centre of Budapest on the Danube River, the InterContinental Budapest was
rated one of the World's Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine in January
After a two-year trial, InterContinental Budapest selected the Acentic
system for its proven and reliable technology targeting at enhancing guests'
satisfaction and increasing revenue opportunities. The hotel has had great
success with high usage rates of Acentic Horizon HSIA offering high-speed
wireless connection not only to guests in their rooms but also to hotel
visitors that needed internet access.
"After the trial, we were convinced that Acentic is the optimal solution
for the technology, as well as the flexibility and reliability to meet our
unique requests for iTV and high-speed Internet," said Mathieu van Alphen,
general manager of InterContinental Budapest. "We are especially pleased to
offer reliable and fast Internet service to all of our visitors and guests,
while enjoying high revenues from the HSIA offering."
"The InterContinental Budapest is Acentic's flagship hotel in Hungary and
a model for other hotels in the country seeking to match its level of in-room
entertainment and communications services," said Richard Robinson, CEO of
Acentic is one of IHG's preferred providers for hotels across the UK and
Europe, providing entertainment services to more than 12,000 IHG hotel rooms.
In December 2010, Acentic signed a 9 Million pound contract with IHG to
upgrade 59 UK Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza Hotels with its revolutionary
Horizon HSIA solution and Panorama HD iTV entertainment and communication
system. In addition to its entire range of iTV platforms, Acentic provides
media and revenue management consultancy services to ensure that IHG hotels
receive the best possible ROI whilst satisfying guests.
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 www.acentic.com.
Acentic Media Contacts: Smaro Makaronidou Acentic +49-171-6973108 email@example.com ink Communications for Acentic Jennifer Hicks / EMEA +33-(0)6-84-47-80-42 firstname.lastname@example.org Alex Crabb / North America +1-617-484-3614 email@example.com
Smaro Makaronidou of Acentic, +49-171-6973108, smaro.makaronidou at acentic.com; or Jennifer Hicks / EMEA, +33(0)6-84-47-80-42, jennifer at theinkstudio.com, or Alex Crabb / North America, +1-617-484-3614, alex at theinkstudio.com, both of ink Communications for Acentic
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