New hotel to install `world's biggest multimedia system'

DUBAI - A new hotel in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Monday awarded Bond Communications a Dh100 million plus contract to install what the Emirati firm billed as the world's biggest and most advanced hotel multimedia system.

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Published: Fri 21 May 2004, 11:06 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:25 PM

All 390 rooms at the seafront Emirates Palace, due to open at the end of the year, will boast "tomorrow's world ... fingertip control of everything from interactive TVs and in room entertainment, to lighting, air conditioning, personal computers, Internet access and room service orders," a Bond statement said.

Bond made the announcement at The Hotel Show, where 310 hotel suppliers from 33 countries have gathered in Dubai seeking to capitalise on major growth in the Middle East's hospitality industry.

The deal includes the supply of advanced digital dynamic signage, public area and auditorium audiovisual, voting and translation equipment, and in-room guest entertainment.

"The integrated multimedia system is the largest and most advanced in the hotel industry, and it offers guests a futuristic environment..," said Nicholas W. Mobayed, president and chief exectuive officer of Bond Communications. Bond Communications provided telecommunications, IT, security, automation and interactive multimedia for Burj Al Arab hotel which opened in 1999.

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