PARIS — AccorHotels Group and Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. have partnered to roll out Samsung’s Smart Hospitality Display technology across AccorHotels’ properties.
“We are excited to partner with AccorHotels to transform the hotel experience and provide our innovative hospitality solutions to even more global consumers,” said Seog-gi Kim, SVP of the Enterprise Business Team, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our hospitality solutions and industry-leading expertise enable recognized global hoteliers to offer world-class in-room entertainment technology to better differentiate and strengthen their hotel brands in a highly competitive industry.”
Samsung’s UHD displays will be available in AccorHotels guestrooms and common areas, including lobbies, bars and restaurants. “AccorHotels is committed to offering all of our guests — whether they stay with us for business or leisure — a hotel experience that meets their expectations and needs, particularly when it comes to technology and connectivity,” said Vivek Badrinath, deputy CEO for AccorHotels.
Additionally, the partnership will facilitate the implementation of a cloud-based wireless printing solution as well as digital content including video-on-demand (VOD) and streaming platforms. The preferred supplier agreement further extends AccorHotels and Samsung’s partnership to introduce modern and technologically connected hotel concepts across the world.
The two companies announced plans to design and build an experimental hotel in Seoul, South Korea, featuring state-of-the-art technology and multi-point connectivity for a more interactive guest experience.