iBAHN Among First to be Certified in Marriott's Industry-Leading 2013 Global
Property Network Standards
Sage Hospitality's Prestigious JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek Hosts
Successful Pilot Program
DENVER, Feb. 19, 2013
DENVER, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iBAHN, the global leader in IP-based
entertainment and information services for the hospitality, meeting,
conference and retail industries, has achieved Marriott International, Inc.'s
2013 Global Property Network Standards (GPNS) Certification for WiFi and
Property Management Systems for full-service properties.
The Marriott GPNS program creates a consistent, industry-leading property
Internet offering of the highest quality across Marriott brands. iBAHN is
proud to be among the first Internet service providers to achieve the 2013
certification and will continue to advance through theadditional steps of the
rigorous certification program.
In order to achieve the certification, iBAHN successfully installed and
configured the network infrastructure that complies with the 2013 version of
GPNS WiFi specifications at the selected pilot property in Denver, Colorado:
JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, a premier property managedby Sage
Hospitality, one of the top hotel management companies in the U.S. After
installation, iBAHN completed Acceptance Testing. As the final step in
certification, representatives of Marriott's IR Telecom organization confirmed
completion of the Acceptance Checklist at the pilot property.
"iBAHN is a long-time partner to Sage, and we rely on them to provide
industry-leading service for our guests when it comes to connectivity for
their laptops, mobile devices, and tablets. We are especially pleased that
they successfully achieved these milestones within Marriott's GPNS 2013
certification at one of our premier properties, the JW Marriott Denver Cherry
Creek," said Matt Seim, Senior Vice President of IT at Sage Hospitality. "The
certification gives us confidence that we can continue to rely on iBAHN to
provide the best possible Internet experience for our guests."
"iBAHN is honored to have achieved 2013 certification on the exacting
requirements for Marriott's 2013 standards," said Roger Crellin, iBAHN
president of the Americas. "Marriott International, Inc. has developed a
world-class set of specifications to ensure a consistent technology experience
across their brand portfolio, and we are especially grateful to Sage
Hospitality and pleased to partner with them to provide the best possible
entertainment and information services for their guests."
iBAHN creates exceptional information and entertainment experiences for people
on the move.
iBAHN is a partner with business owners in the hospitality, conference, food
service and retail industries. We complement business strategy with managed
services enabling connectivity, entertainment and information over a dedicated
enterprise grade IP platform.
The iBAHN managed network operates in more than 50 countries across six
continents delivering connectivity, information and entertainment to tablets,
laptops, mobile phones and flat screens. Three million times a month, business
owners, people on the move and more than half of the Fortune 500 companies
rely on iBAHN solutions.
iBAHN's industry leading technology solutions are backed by a dedicated team
of customer service support staff, and the Marriott installation is supported
by locally based field staff. For more information, visit www.ibahn.com.
About Sage Hospitality
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the
largest privately held hotel management, investment and ownership companies in
the nation operating more than 60 large, full-service hotels as well as
extended stay and select service properties. Sage Hospitality's comprehensive
portfolio includes brands from major international companies such as Marriott,
Starwood and Hilton, as well as independent boutique hotels. Sage Hospitality
has further differentiated itself with the creation of the Sage Restaurant
Group, which has created and is managing 10 unique restaurant concepts
including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago. For more information,
please visit www.sagehospitality.com.
Contact: Cynthia Carpenter, Vice President Customer Solutions, Americas,
iBAHN, +1-303-728-6171, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jeni Anderson, Dolin PR for
iBAHN, +1-303-931-2130, email@example.com
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