Hospitality interactive-TV provider Roomlinx Inc. signed a master service agreement with an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation that will allow it to offer such integrated ?hotel technologies as in-room entertainment, high-speed Internet, video on demand and HDTV programming for participating Hyatt hotels and resorts in North America and the Caribbean.

The roll out will begin immediately, and Roomlinx says some 60,000 Hyatt rooms will be installed with its iTV platform within the next two years. The systems already are in place in  nearly 1,800 guestrooms at Hyatt Regency New Orleans, the Andaz 5th Avenue in New York City and at Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.??

With Roomlinx iTV, guests can access:?

>> Internet apps including Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook and more;
>> International and U.S. television programming on demand;?>> A “Click and Go” TV program guide;
>> Web games;?>> A MP3 player and thumb-drive access; and
>> The ability to send directions from the iTV system to a mobile device.?

Guests also can order room service, interact with hotel associates, make restaurant reservations, edit and print documents as well as gain direct access to local dining, shopping, nightlife, cultural events or attractions all through a dynamic user interface on ?the TV. ?

Comments Pete Sears, senior vice president/Operations, North America at Hyatt Hotels?and Resorts, "Hyatt’s decision to work with Roomlinx is the result of an extensive evaluation process. We look forward to working with Roomlinx and providing an outstanding guest experience."??

Adds Roomlinx CEO Michael Wasik, "Hyatt’s decision to offer guests better technology and entertainment services marks a bold transition within the hotel industry. The consumer appetite for new and fun technologies has been far outpacing what most hotels offer.” ?

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