IHG Hotels & Resorts is set to debut Philips MediaSuite TVs in guest rooms across its portfolio of 6,000 properties in 100 countries under a new agreement with PPDS.
IHG – one of the world’s leading hospitality groups, operates multiple hotel and hospitality brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the Holiday Inn brand family, Crowne Plaza, voco and Hotel Indigo.
PPDS is one of the global technology partners approved to serve IHG’s complete portfolio of hotels, accounting for almost one million guest rooms globally, and with a further 1,800 new properties currently in the development pipeline. PPDS exclusively markets and sells Philips-branded professional displays, covering professional TVs, signage and direct view LED solutions, worldwide under trademark license by Koninklijke Philips N.V.
What’s more, with Philips MediaSuite remaining the only dedicated hospitality TVs to feature Chromecast built-in™, guests staying at selected IHG hotels will be able to wirelessly cast their streaming content, including movies, gaming, presentations and more, straight to the big screen for higher resolution viewing, from their own smart devices at the touch of a button. Part of a long-term commitment to featuring Chromecast, extensive security protocols have also been built-in, with all guest data deleted upon a guest successfully checking out of their room.
Peter Palli, SVP, Property, Owner, and Stay Experience Products & Platforms at IHG Hotels & Resorts, says: “In-room entertainment is an important part of the guest experience, and it’s crucial that we have an innovative platform that allows guests to further personalise their stay and interact with IHG in new ways.
“PPDS is a great partner to help us take the next step in strengthening our in-room entertainment experience in IHG hotels and resorts around the world. This partnership will allow us to provide enhanced guest experiences, while also increasing the value proposition for our hotels with the integration of the Chromecast functionality into the TV.”
Mikael da Fonseca, International Key Account Director for Hospitality at PPDS, says: “We are proud and honoured to have become an official global partner with IHG® Hotels & Resorts, supporting their ambitions to bring world-leading entertainment services to guests. We look forward to seeing the advantages of our Philips MediaSuite TVs creating unforgettable experiences for IHG guests as the solution is rolled out around the world.”