CHICAGO, IL– Dec. 18, 2007– Hyatt Place, already a frontrunner in hospitality technology, today announced that guests at all its hotels will be able to connect their portable media devices into the 42-inch HDTV by year-end, thanks to the Hyatt Plug Panel™, a cutting-edge in-room media connectivity device.
To connect these personal devices, including laptop computers, MP3 players and DVD players, guests follow simple directions found on the Hyatt Plug Panel itself to connect the devices directly into the 42-inch flat panel, high-definition guestroom television. If guests forget to pack connection cords, they can purchase cords from the Hyatt Place Gallery Host.
For easy access to the HDTV, the Hyatt Plug Panel is built into the guestroom media center and offers:
Guests can also find an online tutorial at www.HyattPlace.com/plugpanel.
“Our guests rely heavily on technology in their everyday lives and the Hyatt Plug Panel allows them to function in our hotels the same way they might at home or in the office,” said Alison Kal, vice president, marketing, Hyatt Corporation. “This device lets our guests achieve maximum productivity and enjoyment, whether it’s listening to an iPod while responding to emails, reviewing a presentation on the 42-inch HDTV or relaxing by watching a favorite movie from a portable DVD player.”
In addition to the Hyatt Plug Panel, guests can also take advantage of Hyatt Place’s forward-thinking technology found throughout the hotel, including:
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Hyatt Place inspired by today’s 24/7 lifestyle and designed to complement Hyatt’s full-service brands with an atmosphere of casual hospitality. Attuned to the changing landscape of contemporary, multi-tasking business travelers, Hyatt Place allows guests to seamlessly merge personal and professional activities, offering a balanced mix of comfortable and functional amenities.
Travelers are raving about Hyatt Place hotels already open in and around Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Nashville, Washington, DC and Louisville. There will be 120 Hyatt Place hotels open by March 2008, including locations in Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Orlando and Detroit, in addition to other key business and leisure markets throughout the country.
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Hyatt Place, a new kind of Hyatt for today’s relaxed lifestyle, combines The Hyatt Touch® with stylish design, purposeful amenities and forward-thinking technology. Catering to today’s discerning travelers, 120 Hyatt Place hotels are to open across the U.S. by December 2008. Hyatt Place is a newly developed brand of Global Hyatt Corporation. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com.
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