Midtown Landmark With 105-Year Theatrical Heritage Offers Guests Interactive Web Based Apps And Premium HD Entertainment
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LNET), the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions to hospitality and healthcare businesses, announced today that The Chatwal New York is the first hotel in New York City to be installed with EnvisionTM, the company’s high-definition, interactive TV platform.
The building’s history dates back to 1905, when it opened as home to The Lambs – America’s first professional theatrical club – and quickly established itself as the de facto capital of American theater. More recently, under the direction of master architect and designer Thierry Despont, the structure has been meticulously restored and modernized as a 76-room hotel that melds traditional glamour and contemporary luxury. The Chatwal New York is part of the Starwood Luxury Collection and is managed by Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, LLC.
Guests turning on the in-room TVs are greeted by an all-new, cloud-connected television experience with a suite of apps inviting them to readily access hotel and local information, check weather and review flight details. A wide range of HD entertainment is also available, including the best still-in-theater Hollywood movies and much more.
“From the beginning, we have focused on delivering an experience that blends the best of bygone eras with the most advanced amenities of today,” said Joel A. Freyberg, General Manager of The Chatwal New York. “The Envision system aligns perfectly with that vision by allowing our guests to access the latest digital and Web-based content through the medium that remains the most popular and comfortable for them to use: the television.”
“With the best and brightest of America’s entertainers having passed through its doors during its storied history, there is no hotel in New York more aptly suited to showcase the industry’s most advanced interactive in-room media solution,” said Scott C. Petersen, LodgeNet Chairman and CEO. “Their guests expect flawless service and a one-of-a-kind experience at every turn, and Envision will deliver on those expectations.”