The advantages of IPTV for hotels are undeniable: a wide choice of TV channels and content, improved quality of service, reduced costs, better communication between the hotel and customers, increased revenue. At the same time, IPTV is used in various types of hotels, and each of them has different functions to be most important. This article will discuss the different types of hotels using IPTV technologies and the functionality of interactive platforms that will be most interesting and useful for each of them.
The first type of hotels using IPTV services is large hotel chains. For large chains of hotels, it is important to have a single IPTV standard that will be used in all the places. It will make easier to manage the system and ensure a consistent level of quality for all guests. Ability to customize IPTV functionality to the specific needs of each hotel, such as adding local channels or content in different languages is also vital. In addition, it is important for large hotel chains to be able to monitor and analyse the use of IPTV technologies in order to optimize the system and improve guest satisfaction.
Next up are boutique hotels. They often use IPTV functionality to provide their guests with personalized TV services and content that suits their unique style and atmosphere. For boutique hotels, it is important that IPTV is personalized and meets the needs of a particular hotel and its guests. For example, providing access to local TV channels and information about local attractions, as well as the ability to order services and reserve tables in a restaurant through IPTV. It is also significant that the IPTV technology is stylish and matches the design of the hotel not to interfere with the overall atmosphere and aesthetics.
Another type are conference hotels. They use IPTV technologies to provide television services to their guests and conference participants. This allows providing information easily about event schedules and other details. For conference hotels, IPTV functionality needs to get access to information about the schedule of events, the ability to view presentations and video materials, as well as the ability to order services and book conference rooms through IPTV. It is also important that the platform is easily managed and allows to switch between channels and content quickly not to distract event attendees from the process.
Leisure complexes, such as sanatoriums, boarding houses, SPA hotels, etc., also use IPTV services. Ability to provide their guests with a wide range of TV channels and content, including movies, series, sports events and other entertainment programs is the key. It is also important that IPTV technology is easily accessible and user-friendly for guests, as well as provides high quality video and audio. In addition, holiday complexes need to be able to customize IPTV functionality for the specific needs of each guest, for example, providing access to certain channels or content in a certain language. Besides, monitoring and analysing IPTV usage in order to improve guest satisfaction and optimize the system are also crucial.
Finally, guesthouses and apartments use IPTV services as well. Having access to a wide range of TV channels, the ability to provide video-on-demand (VOD) services is vital. Managing and controlling access to the TV and its contents, so that guests can enjoy comfortable TV viewing in their rooms is crucial. In addition, guesthouses and apartments can use IPTV technologies to provide information about their services and local attractions on TV screens.
Thus, IPTV services bring various benefits to different types of hotels, and the aim of the IPTV platform is to fit the needs of all of these groups, mentioned above.