Loews Hotels sign a multi-year deal with the LodgeNet Interactive Corporation to deliver a comprehensive HDTV and Broadband Internet connectivity solution to U.S. and Canadian Loews properties. As a part of this agreement, the company will design, install, and manage broadband services to over 8,000 rooms across all 18 Loews hotels, and to provide broadband conference services to over 500,000 sq ft of conference space in these locations. In addition, the company's HDTV platform has been selected as the preferred solution for the Loews chain, providing their properties with a state of the art technology platform and a broad selection of HD programming.
Under the agreement, LodgeNet will install an HDTV system that includes HD Movies, TV on Demand, and the DirecTV(R) Sports package as well as the option of HD and regular free-to-guest network programming. In addition, LodgeNet will provide a customized, flexible solution for in room Broadband Internet access and broadband conferencing that includes customized call center support. Overall, the LodgeNet solution will enable Loews properties to offer a complete, state-of-the-art entertainment and interactive experience to their guests.
"Creating a supremely comfortable guest experience is a critical aspect of the Loews Hotels brand promise," says Dick Senechal, Senior Vice President, Facilities, Loews Hotels. "With LodgeNet, we know that we're fulfilling that promise with a total package of entertainment and business solutions. Working with LodgeNet Professional Solutions and having the benefit of their 25 years of experience in this industry means that we can easily and efficiently upgrade our properties and better serve the entertainment and business needs of our very discerning clientele."