LodgeNet Envision Installed as Interactive HDTV Platform in New Sheraton Flagship Hotel

  • LodgeNet Interactive Corporation
  • 01.23.12
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LNET), a leading provider of interactive media and connectivity services to hospitality and healthcare businesses and the consumers they serve, announced that they have installed their EnvisionTM interactive HDTV (iHDTV) platform at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, the 379-room flagship property for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts.

The Envision installation complements a multimillion dollar makeover launched at the hotel in 2011. Envision delivers the industry’s first cloud-based interactive television experience without the need for a computer in every room. It features apps that connect guests to the things that are important to them when traveling, such as ordering room service, checking weather forecasts and learning more about on-site amenities and local attractions. Envision also delivers a full array of in-room entertainment. All Envision apps are designed for easy navigation with the remote control and are optimized for display on the 37-inch HDTVs in each of the Sheraton Stamford’s guest rooms.

The entire interactive television experience is extensively customized and branded using targeted content (provided by Sheraton’s parent company, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.), a Sheraton branded interactive main menu, and tailored screen backgrounds.

“We are very pleased and privileged that the Sheraton organization and Davidson Hotels & Resorts have chosen Envision as the iHDTV platform for this flagship property,” said Scott C. Petersen, chairman and CEO for LodgeNet. “We look forward to assisting Sheraton in delivering its revitalized brand messaging through our interactive platform.”

“The Sheraton Stamford Hotel was designed to showcase everything that’s new and unique about the Sheraton experience – inside and outside the guest room,” said Mark McBeth, VP, IT, North America for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “The Envision system and apps reflect very visibly our brand commitment to creating a supremely satisfying guest experience through both our technology and theirs.”

“We congratulate the LodgeNet and Sheraton organizations on this installation,” said John A. Belden, President and CEO for Davidson Hotels & Resorts, the nation’s sixth largest independent hotel management company. “The Sheraton Stamford Hotel is one of the prime properties in our management portfolio, and from our experience with LodgeNet in other hotels we are happy to be expanding our relationship to include this location.”

Located in the heart of downtown Stamford, Conn., the Sheraton Stamford Hotel is conveniently located close to many corporate offices, including the new Starwood headquarters. The hotel offers 13,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting facilities equipped with the latest in meetings technology, a full service restaurant and lounge and extensive on-site fitness facilities.

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