Opening up new possibilities for the growing hospitality sector in the UAE, du successfully demonstrated iRiS personal valet, an innovative in-room application that promises a superior guest experience, reduce costs and maximize revenues at its stand at GITEX.
Elaborating on the uniqueness of this application, Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, du, said: “More and more people are travelling for both business and pleasure – and as experienced travellers they are becoming more and more demanding. It is eventually the guest interaction experience that would eventually matter and ensure higher levels of guest satisfaction. As a leading telecom service provider, we are at the forefront of technology and are uniquely placed to make a difference in the hospitality solutions sector. The iRiS personal valet™ is a state-of-the-art application that we believe takes the in-room guest experience to a whole new level. At the same time, it offers the hotels an opportunity to create new revenue streams and reduce costs.”
The core of the system delivers the application content to each in-room Apple iRiS iPad and allows the guest to access all the hotel’s facilities, offerings and information, as well as live news, detailed information, including maps of local attractions – e.g. restaurants. This gives the guest a greatly enhanced experience, whilst ensuring their stay at the hotel is more enjoyable; all this, is literally, at their fingertips.
In the back of house, the touch screen panels are located in key areas which will display guest requests, orders and information relevant to their stay. The staff can see, access and act upon this information – whilst also having the facility to interact with the guest room to send key messages, such as “Your taxi has arrived”.