Samsung Electronics and AccorHotels Group Announce Strategic Partnership
Samsung to equip AccorHotels’ properties with its SMART Hospitality technology including UHD displays as a preferred supplier
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd and AccorHotels Group, the world's leading hotel operator, announced today a partnership to roll out Samsung's SMART Hospitality Display technology across AccorHotels' properties spanning 92 countries.
"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. "Partnering with Samsung Electronics, the leader in the digital display sector, underscores this commitment and helps to differentiate our offering with exceptional technology products and services that our customers can enjoy before, during and after their stay"
As the preferred display provider for AccorHotels, Samsung's UHD displays will be available in guest rooms and common areas, including lobbies, bars and restaurants. This technology upgrade will provide AccorHotels' on-site staff with all-in-one tools and extended flexibility to deliver a tailored and visuallycompelling guest experience.
This partnership also enables AccorHotels' properties, including the Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and ibis global brands, among others, to have access to an array of intuitive and premium hotel solutions. Among them is Samsung's LYNK Hospitality Management technology, which creates a more convenient and pleasurable guest experience through home automation. Through the LYNK Hospitality Management platform, guests and staff receive greater control over different aspects of hotel and in-room environments, ranging from room lighting and energy use to personal services and workflow management. 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 e perimental hotel in Seoul, South Korea, featuring state-of-the-art technology and multi-point connectivity for a more interactive guest experience.To learn more about Samsung Electronics' SMART Hospitality display portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com.
Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,000 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry's most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor also boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 300,000 team members worldwide. Over 65 million members benefit from the company's comprehensive loyalty program ALL - Accor Live Limitless - a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 - Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visit group.accor.com or follow Accor on Twitter and Facebook.
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