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Hilton Dubai Creek chooses iBAHN to provide IPTV and personalised music connectivity

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Dubai - (2 September 2010) – iBAHN, the worldwide leader in digital entertainment and Internet solutions for the hospitality and meeting industries, today announces that it has completed the installation of an IPTV service and Bluetooth personal music integration at the Hilton Dubai Creek – the first hotel in the region offering this service.

iBAHN has deployed IPTV services, together with the TeleAdapt MediaHub HD with Bluetooth wireless music streaming amenity. Guests staying at the 150-room Hilton Dubai Creek, which overlooks the world-famous waterway, can now easily connect their laptops, iPods, iPhones or other MP3-playing smartphones without using a cable or dock to wirelessly stream their personal audio selections through the in-room TV speakers, with the freedom to control their playlists from anywhere in the guestroom.

The contract extends iBAHN’s relationship with Hilton Hotels in the region and follows the recent installation of IPTV and High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) services at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort.

iBAHN also offers regional toll free 24-hour technical support to hotel guests through its global support centre, which includes Arabic, English, Spanish, French and German language support.
Mike Nalborczyk, General Manager, Hilton Dubai Creek, said, “This new functionality offers our guests greater levels of connectivity and pays special attention to their digital comfort and convenience. The introduction of IPTV and Bluetooth connectivity underscores our commitment to providing guests with superior in-room technology and capability, enabling more productive and hassle-free stays.”

Hauke Lenthe, Regional Director GCC, iBAHN, comments: “The Hilton Dubai Creek installation underlines iBAHN’s growing reputation in Dubai and the Middle East region for delivering the highest service levels, alongside our continued investment in building guest satisfaction and driving revenues for our hotel customers. We’re looking forward to building many more successful partnerships in the region.”

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About iBAHN
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 travelers 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 41 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.

iBAHN press contacts:
Lloyd Gofton – 07919 353484 / lloyd@liberatemedia.com
Tim Greenhalgh – 07798 927795 / tim@liberatemedia.com

About TeleAdapt
TeleAdapt is the world’s innovator in designing guestroom products that help hotels keep their guests connected. Solutions include Ethernet connectors, audio/video connectivity devices, power adapters, and consumer electronics accessories that allow travelers to make the most of their portable devices and content while traveling. Today, TeleAdapt’s guestroom connectivity solutions can be found in over two million hotel rooms across the globe. Founded in 1992 and operations in the United Kingdom; United States; China; Korea; Dubai and UAE, TeleAdapt’s products serve the Hospitality, Retail and OEM sectors worldwide – Keeping Your World Connected.