Hotel 1000 Launches Significant Bandwidth Upgrade

Hospitality technology leader in downtown Seattle becomes first hotel on West Coast to offer a 100MB fiber based broadband connection

SEATTLE – (August 31, 2009) – Hotel 1000, downtown Seattle’s premier luxury hotel and world leader in hospitality technology, announced today it has taken a giant leap to the next level of connectivity for its guests and staff. Hotel 1000 worked with XO Communications, a leading nationwide provider of advanced communication services for businesses, and several other technology partners, to install a fiber optics connection to the property, thereby enabling a 100MB connection to the already installed future proof internal fiber network. With this added connectivity, Hotel 1000’s bandwidth has increased 20-fold and it is the first hotel on the West Coast and one of the first in the U.S. to offer this type of broadband connectivity.

“Essentially, we’ve increased our connectivity from the size of a garden hose to that of a fire hose,” said Matt Hagerman, hotel manager, Hotel 1000. “Taking Hotel 1000 to 100MB will enable us to move more data in and out of the property, support our robust IT system and ensure we’re well-equipped to implement the aggressive IT initiatives planned for the future.”

Hotel 1000’s ever-growing technology features and amenities utilize a fully converged network to support a host of forward-thinking IT functions and initiatives. These network solutions comprise XO Communications’ award-winning broadband offerings, such as Dedicated Internet Access and voice communications, as well as a host of other services offered by Hotel 1000’s many technology partners. In addition to providing Hotel 1000’s guests with faster, seamless high-speed Internet access, these solutions also enable the hotel to streamline its operational efficiencies and maximize its IT investment.

Hotel 1000’s IT functions and initiatives enable a robust fiber network and bandwidth, addressing needs as follows:

  • Consolidation of information through in-room media center carried on the network.
  • Windows 7 convenience kiosks (featuring multi touch).
  • Microsoft Surface technology in STUDIO 1000.
  • Ever increasing HD/FTG TV streaming through the converged network.
  • Exponentially increased guest demands on Internet needs.
  • Wireless hand held devices.
  • Large number of savvy super users in banquet settings.
  • Larger number of travelers in general expecting and demanding seamless high-speed connections.
  • Growing popularity and quality of tele-conferencing that Hotel 1000 offers.
  • Online golf tournaments at The Golf Club.
  • Convenience and popularity of VOIP Internet capable phones.
  • Growing relationship between tech and the green movement.

Boasting a multi-million dollar technology infrastructure, Hotel 1000 is the industry leader for state-of-the-art services and personalized guest room amenities, including an intelligent private bar, touch screen VoIP phones, ambiance controls and 40-inch LCD televisions with virtual surround sound and dual performance capabilities as computer screen, digital art gallery and Satellite radio. In addition, Hotel 1000 released one of the first customized versions of the latest Microsoft Surface applications, which features more than 100 Points of Interest, a Card Reader for guests’ digital cameras and a custom music selection.

About Hotel 1000

Hotel 1000, open in downtown Seattle since June 26, 2006, features 120 luxury guest rooms, BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR, Spaahh and The Golf Club. At Hotel 1000, genuine, caring, personalized service enabled by leading-edge technology and intimate yet spectacular accommodations redefines the luxury experience. Hotel 1000 offers unexpected pleasures, distinctive amenities, anticipative service and a customized experience tailored to any occasion. Located at 1000 First Ave. at the corner of Madison Street, Hotel 1000 is steps away from the waterfront along Elliott Bay, and conveniently centered between Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, the business district and lively and historic Pioneer Square. For more information, please visit www.hotel1000seattle.com.

Seattle-based Hotel 1000 is managed by MTM Luxury Lodging, the Northwest’s premier collection of boutique hotels. Amongst its other exquisite properties in the Northwest are Cave B Inn at SageCliffe (by the Gorge); Willows Lodge (Woodinville); and The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa (Kirkland). Other MTM luxury properties from coast-to-coast include The Liberty Hotel (Boston) and Bardessono (Napa Valley). Without exception, MTM managed hotels are among the very best in the markets they serve. For more information, please visit www.mtmluxurylodging.com.

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