DOCOMO interTouch Connects Sofitel Casablanca with unrivalled FREEDOM Internet New Generation Broadband Technology
The world’s leading hotel operator selects DOCOMO interTouch to provide fast, secure and reliable guest internet services
Charles Reed, CEO of DOCOMO interTouch said: "For business travellers in Morocco, their connection must be fast, reliable, easy-to-use and secure. DOCOMO interTouch provides an unrivalled solution to Sofitel through FREEDOM internet, ensuring a connection that is fast, reliable, easy-to-use and secure. DOCOMO interTouch, backed by our parent company NTT DOCOMO, provides an industry-leading technology solution designed exclusively for hotels."
DOCOMO interTouch has grown to become one of the world's largest and most trusted providers of managed technology services, with an unparalleled 96 percent first-time connection rate, round-the-clock remote network monitoring and a 24-hour toll-free helpdesk. Using increasingly sophisticated software developed in-house, DOCOMO interTouch has established itself as a market leader, providing the full range of technologies and managed services to hotels in Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas.
The Sofitel Casablanca is situated in the heart of the city's business district. The glass hotel reflects the wave of modernity the city is currently experiencing and was designed by Belgian architect Patrick Guénard. Frenchmen Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet designed the interior, mixing clean lines with Moorish trimmings to create a stunning contemporary experience.
David Esseryk, VP Consumer Technology for Accor said: "Sofitel Casablanca gives customers an experience of quality, beauty and excellence in a uniquely modern setting and a secure, reliable internet connection is an essential part of that experience. We are delighted that DOCOMO interTouch will be working with us to provide the best broadband service to our clients at the Sofitel Casablanca through its FREEDOM internet suite of products."
Accor is expanding rapidly in Africa and has identified a number of key markets for growth. These include Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Angola and Kenya. With a current network of 17,000 rooms in 18 countries on the continent, Accor is planning to open an additional 5,000 rooms in the next few years.
About DOCOMO interTouch
DOCOMO interTouch has been serving the hospitality industry since 1998, managing more than eighteen million broadband connections each year in guest rooms, meeting rooms and business centers worldwide. DOCOMO interTouch's innovative technologies, including FREEDOM internet, provide one-stop-shop technology solutionsto hotels, giving travellers and conference attendees convenient access to communication, information and entertainment services in over 70 countries.
Accor is one of the world's leading hotel operators and market leader in Europe, with operations in 92 countries, nearly 3,500 hotels and 440,000 rooms. Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and hotelF1 - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With more than 160,000 employees in Accor brand hotels worldwide, the Group offers clients and partners 45 years of know-how and expertise.
Sofitel is the only French luxury brand with a presence on 5 continents with 120 addresses in almost 40 countries and more than 30,000 rooms. Sofitel offers a genuine experience of the French "art de vivre". With Sofitel Agadir Thalassa, this is the second hotel to open in Morocco in 2012 and brings the number of Sofitel hotels in the kingdom to eight.