LeoNovus Enables "Hotel of the Future" to Provide Interactive Connectivity with Hotel Services for Leisure and Business Travellers
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 23, 2015 /CNW/ -- LeoNovus® Inc. ("LeoNovus") (TSXV: LTV), a leading Internet developer with its SMART Media Platform and distributed Cloud Services, announces the integration of its hospitality platform as part of the Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel and Conference Centre's multi-million dollar renovation. The Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo is Kitchener's largest upscale full-service hotel. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Kitchener and Canada's Technology Triangle, the hotel is extending its modern style, upscale accommodations and service, and technology upgrades to be at the forefront of the current and future revitalization plans of downtown Kitchener.
The LeoNovus hospitality product delivers a full suite of in-room infotainment that provides just-in-time interactive services, such as in-room dining, promotional advertising and real-time guest services information, which eliminates the need for costly printing or updating of large binders, as well as on-screen check out. The newly designed easy-to-use interface, with a full browser, also allows for access to email and Facebook, or sourcing local hometown news and entertainment in the language of choice.
With 201 hotel guestrooms, and over 17,000 square feet of conference and meeting space, the Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo will be the most attractive venue with the latest technological advancements for conferences and special events in the region.
"We continue to offer the most unique experience for traveling in Kitchener-Waterloo, with exceptional features, such as our on-site Recreation Centre," shares Yari Khan, General Manager. "The LeoNovus Hospitality Platform allows us to connect better with our guests and improve services both in the guest room and on property. In addition, being one of the best conference centres in this area allows us to leverage our network to better support conference and group programs, including communication across hotel and personal devices, digital signage, and online video conferencing to name a few."
"Our hospitality product uses LeoNovus' proprietary distributed processing technologies to optimize an internal network for the purposes of adding new revenue streams from cloud data services, while supporting new applications and services for the future," said Gordon Campbell, CEO of LeoNovus. "The LeoNovus Network is integrated into the hotel's Property Management System to add immediate and future services that will, in turn, help create guest loyalty and brand value for the property."
LeoNovus works with its hospitality partner, 360 Hospitality Services, Inc. ("HSI") to enable programs, such as those for the Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo, which will increase efficiency, delivering better utilization of properties and their services for increased profitability. The LeoNovus architecture is extremely flexible, allowing for easy updates, new services, and cloud services across multiple properties within a branded chain.
"LeoNovus' unique technology allows us to take what is currently considered a cost center and move it into a profit center, increasing the overall asset value of the hotel," said Ally Visram COO of Vista Hospitality Group, which owns and operates the Hotel property. "Partnering with 360 HSI and LeoNovus for their cloud-based technology allows us to enhance the hotel experience for hotel guests with the latest in technology services, and add new revenue streams while lowering costs. We look forward to working with this team on future properties."
About LeoNovus Inc. (www.LeoNovus.com)
LeoNovus® is a publicly traded company on the Toronto exchange with offices in Sunnyvale, CA. and Ottawa, Ontario. The Company has launched an innovative high performance browser-based SMART MEDIA PLATFORM with a remotely managed cloud system that provides HDTVs and other connected devices with unprecedented access to features, content, and functionality over the web. This approach delivers an extremely flexible just-in-time service model to multiple markets including residential, hospitality and health care. Additionally, LeoNovus utilizes its proprietary processing technology to utilize idle processors in hardware systems for purposes of building Intelligent Networks. This allows the Company to offer geo-dispersed cloud services for new revenue streams while reducing costs and increasing performance via distributed networks.
About: Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo
Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre, 105 King Street, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 2K8
About: 360 VOX Hospitality Service Inc.
360 VOX HSI is a Real Estate Corporation and is engaged in the business of developing and managing international hotel, resort, residential and commercial real estate projects.
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For further information: LeoNovus, T. (408) 541-9400, F. (408) 548-9410, Media@LeoNovus.com, Gordon Campbell, Chief Executive Officer; 360 VOX HSI, T. (514) 987-6452, F. (514) 987-6456, Colin Yee, Chief Financial Officer; Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo, Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre, 105 King Street, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 2K8, Yari Khan, General Manager, http://www.LeoNovus.com