Marriott enhances entertainment services

Motorola and Marriott International are teaming up
to bring enhanced business and entertainment services to Marriott’s hotel
guests around the world. As a core connectivity platform for advanced
service delivery, Marriott has chosen Motorola’s PowerBroadband system.
PowerBroadband has recently been deployed in over 15,000 Marriott-branded
guestrooms in prestigious hotels including the Crystal Gateway Marriott in
Arlington, VA, the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., and the
Orlando World Center Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

  Motorola’s mT2a PowerBroadband product line was selected because its
innovative design provides the performance levels required for next-
generation, triple- and quad-play IP services while eliminating many of the
frustrations often found with installing, using, and maintaining classic
broadband systems. Hotel managers have seen the number of customer
complaints and the number of system troubles decrease significantly after
installation of PowerBroadband.

  “We are excited about the success we saw with the deployment of
Motorola’s mT2a system into two of the largest Marriott branded hotels in
the Washington, D.C. area and the 2000-room Orlando World Center,” stated
Lou Paladeau, Vice President Operations Technology at Marriott. “While the
primary application supported today is high-speed Internet access, the new
broadband infrastructure will enable additional guest services such as IP
TV, movie and video downloads voice-over-IP, wireless access and dual-mode
cell phones. We will be working closely with Motorola to define some of
these new services to create a seamless and enhanced traveling experience
for both the business traveler and the guest who is on vacation.”

  “Motorola’s mT2a system has proven its value across multiple
deployments ranging from hotels and hospitals to residential apartments,”
said Greg Ioffe, General Manager, Private Broadband Networks, Motorola Home
and Networks Mobility business. “We are especially glad to be working
closely with Marriott which has been named the most preferred hotel by
business travelers in a survey by Trip Advisor and one of the top ten most
innovative users of technology in the U.S. by InformationWeek magazine.
With Marriott’s focus on guest satisfaction and Motorola’s broad array of
innovative data, video, and wireless solutions, we look forward to a wide
range of new innovative guest services being deployed across all
Marriott-branded hotels.”

  An innovative feature of the mT2a PowerBroadband system is the m2
Wallplate which directly snaps on over existing telephone wall plates found
in hotel guestrooms. No additional wiring nor rewiring is required. All
power and broadband modules are contained within the small Wallplate
eliminating the requirement for separate broadband modems and power
supplies. Hotels especially like the reduced clutter and clean appearance
of the “no box” solution and the reduction of customer service complaints.