COLOGNE, Germany, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Agreement reinforces Acentic's combination of technology and support as a trusted international partner
Acentic, a leading supplier of broadband systems and digital interactive TV (iTV) for the hotel industry, announced today that the company has been named an approved supplier of hotel in-room technology to the MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) brands across Europe.
With its flexible Panorama platform for delivering in-room digital broadcast, on-demand and Hotel TV services, Acentic brings a bespoke solution to the Marriott brands in the upscale market, as well as the mid scale market. Acentic already provides services to 16,000 Marriott rooms across Europe. This agreement reinforces the partnership and enables Acentic to build upon its position within one of the fastest growing hotel brands.
Acentic provides Marriott with access to technology for the current need for high definition (HD), as well as a platform that is easily upgradeable for the future. Whether over legacy networks or IP, Marriott can offer a consistent guest experience across Europe with a high level of service. Furthermore, through the use of Acentic's upgradable platform, Marriott properties will benefit from the latest applications throughout the contract's duration.
"Marriott is dedicated to providing a world class in-room experience, and Acentic has always delivered the high levels of product and service quality expected by Marriott and their guests. As we continue our long and durable relationship, we have a significant opportunity to extend our roll out and grow with Marriott in Central and Eastern Europe," said Richard Robinson, CEO of Acentic.
Acentic was the first technology provider to install guest connectivity panels for Marriott, and now offers a HD experience with a range of services which recognise the importance of the Marriott guest. The two companies will continue joint work on developing the future in-room experience, bringing guest satisfaction and return on investment to Marriott and building owners.
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 http://www.acentic.com.
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