Calgary Marriott Downtown First Marriott in Canada to Offer Access to Netflix on the In-Room TV

CALGARY, June 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Doesn't everyone deserve a taste of Marriott's newest Guest Room Entertainment experience, GRE? The newly redesigned Calgary Marriott Downtown, one of Canada's most upscale hotels, will be the first in Canada to offer its guests MVP – a digital platform that replicates your in-home entertainment experience seamlessly. By introducing GuestTek's Managed Video Platform (MVP™), a solution that complies with Marriott's GRE (Guestroom Entertainment) services, the Calgary Marriott downtown will be providing unprecedented access to Netflix, YouTube and more, as part of their ongoing commitment to creating the ultimate guest experience. Anticipation of this platform was high as the Calgary Marriott Downtown rolled out yet another one of their first-in-Canada offerings, leading the way for new advancements in the transformation of a guests' hotel experience.

Offering unparalleled accommodation and amenities, the Calgary Marriott Downtown is expanding on its flair for innovation by offering its guests complete connectivity and unbridled access to their favourite shows and streaming services, all in the comfort of their own rooms. Amplifying the guest experience, this is just another one of the ways that Calgary Marriott Downtown is integrating work and play into their new brand identity.

"As part of our recent multi-million dollar renovation we knew that we wanted to marry the very best in luxury and design with the latest technology, to provide our guests with a complete and truly holistic experience" says Joseph Clohessy, General Manager of Calgary Marriott Downtown, "Incorporating the GRE solution is part of our commitment to elevate the experience of today's digital savvy travellers, who work hard, play hard and want to have access to their favourite digital entertainment."

Some of the unique features the Guestroom Entertainment platform will offer are:

  • Over-The-Top Access (OTT) - Allowing guests to sign up or sign in to their Netflix account. Other supported apps include: YouTube, Crackle, Hulu, Rhrapsody and Pandora.
  • Interactive Program Guide (IPG) - Giving guests that 'just like home' functionality with future channel listings, programming descriptions, colour-coded genera guide data and picture in picture capability.
  • Folio Review – Guests can monitor and keep track of all their purchases and tabs.
  • Express Check out – Why wait in line when with the click of a button you approve your billing and check out of your room. Departure day has never been so easy!

The VIP Experience: The Calgary Marriott Downtown is a luxuriously revamped high-end destination for both business travellers and discerning leisure travellers. The fully transformed hotel boasts high end finishes in all guest rooms, complementing the sleek design elements that anchor the modern décor and furnishings throughout.  Amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool, concierge service, laundry service, valet parking, on-site Starbucks, and over 11,000 square feet of meeting space, providing the ultimate destination experience.  Recharge after a long day exploring all that this world-class city has to offer!

But the crowning glory of this hotel, noted as a 'jewel in the heart of the city', would be their recently launched M Club Lounge, another one of the hotel's firsts in Canada among Marriott properties. The M Club Lounge offers an elite space to work, connect and relax. Visitors will enjoy complimentary breakfast, evening hot/cold hors d'oeuvres, and dedicated staff including a Hostess and a Bartender. Guests can also take advantage of one of the hottest spots in the city, the exclusive ONE18 EMPIRE, an on-site restaurant and bar that offers diners a trendy culinary experience.

With the introduction of the GRE solution, the Calgary Marriott Downtown is truly charting the course for all hoteliers and travellers across the country, rounding out their commitment to provide every guest with the ultimate away-from-home experience.

Browse through the hotel's website to find out more. High resolution photos available.

SOURCE Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada

Image with caption: "Our redesigned guest rooms featuring luxurious bedding, comfortable furnishings and thoughtful touches that guests will appreciate. Enjoy premium in-room entertainment and high-speed connectivity to work or relax. Experience the newly transformed Calgary Marriott Downtown on your next visit to Calgary. (CNW Group/Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160623_C4688_PHOTO_EN_719859.jpg

For further information: Tiffany Richards, T: 403-231-4529, E: tiffany.richards@marriott.com

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