London - (11 May 2011) – iBAHN, the worldwide leader in digital entertainment and Internet solutions for the hospitality and meeting industries, today announces that it has completed a full WiFi services installation at the St Giles Hotel.
The hotel is equipped with iBAHN’s WiFi services allowing guests in the public areas to access the internet securely, with a high quality of service and technical support in key languages. In addition, iBAHN also has provided WiFi services for the hotel’s conference spaces.
The St Giles Hotel in Central London is known to be one of Europe's largest independent hotels with a total of 705 rooms, situated just off Oxford Street. With a location close to London’s major shopping centre and museums, and just minutes away from mainline and underground stations, St Giles offers a prized combination of location and facilities.
Business travellers with sensitive corporate information will benefit from the highest standards of data security through iBAHN’s Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) solution, which vastly reduces the possibility of guest data theft and provides total separation between different wireless users.
St Giles also required a digital signage solution to advertise amenities within the property. Through iBAHN’s partnership with Symon Dacon, a leading provider of end-to-end visual communication solutions, iBAHN was able to accommodate this need. The centrally managed Symon solution includes a network of small format displays in the lift lobby areas on each of the 11 floors, to promote and up-sell hotel amenities in these high traffic areas. A large format display behind reception with an integrated live TV feed is also included.
Abigail Tan, Director of Corporate Affairs for the St Giles Hotel Group, comments: “Working with iBAHN has opened up access to a quality service that meets all our digital communication, and signage needs. iBAHN is a brand that is relied upon the world over and offers the security and flexibility that our guests demand from their services.”
Graeme Powell, Managing Director EMEA, iBAHN, adds: “The St Giles is a truly remarkable location, with 705 rooms and conference areas it offers accommodation on a significant scale. iBAHN’s broadband services will allow the hotel to increase guest satisfaction and deliver 24/7 Internet access with full support in a range of languages, which has long been an essential service for the modern hotel guest.”
The company is the only global provider of digital information/entertainment and Internet solutions for the hospitality and meeting industries. Monthly, more than 1.8 million travellers and meeting attendees rely on iBAHN to increase productivity with secure high-speed Internet access options in nearly 3,000 hotels, conference centres and meeting spaces in 42 countries worldwide. iBAHN’s digital entertainment and information services feature leading programming in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and India. Operating one of the largest MPLS networks in the industry, the company provides technology solutions to more than 50,000 events annually, ranging from small group meetings to major industry conferences, while serving more than 40% of Fortune 100 corporations. For more information, please visit www.ibahn.com.
About St Giles Hotel
The St Giles Hotel is an associate of Malaysian based IGB Corporation, known for its excellence in both commercial and residential property development. The St Giles Hotel brand portfolio consists of two hotels in London (Central London and Heathrow Airport), two hotels in New York (Midtown Manhattan) and one hotel in Philippines (Makati-Manila). Further expansion of this growing brand is planned. For more information, please visit www.StGiles.com & www.StGilesHotels.com.
About Symon Dacon
Symon Dacon is a specialist provider of digital signage solutions for the Hospitality industry.
The Symon solution enables hotels to communicate key information in real-time across a broad array of stylish display options, including flat-panel HD displays, in-room television, interactive wayfinding kiosks and small-format displays. Symon’s Smartphone mobility application also allows hotels to provide guests with in-venue location specific content.
The Symon solution allows hotels to centrally manage dynamic content across multiple displays within a single property or across multiple sites simultaneously, empowering hotels to manage their entire visual communications infrastructure from a single solution.
Symon Dacon provides a complete turn-key solution from pre-sales consultation and creative content services to full training and installation.
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