Samsung partners with Holiday Inn London Stratford City for 2012 Olympics

Samsung checks in at London 2012

Samsung Electronics, the official worldwide Olympic partner for mobile communications, has teamed up with Fingi, a Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program partner, to provide a suite of hotel services to guests at the Holiday Inn London Stratford City during the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The extended services include remote control of room settings and a Samsung & Holiday Inn 'Olympic Newsletter' on the GALAXY S III Smartphone at Holiday Inn London Stratford City.

As part of the technology, the GALAXY S III will be combined with a customisable app to provide a connectivity and room control solution.

The technology, which will initially be available to VIPs, will see 40 rooms at the hotel equipped with the hospitality application.

Through the customised app the hotel will extend services such as express check-in/out, hotel services including room service, laundry services and hotel facility booking, and the ability to use the GALAXY S III as an in-room phone extension, following phase two of the installation.

According to the South Korea-based company, the technology, besides providing localised content and information, results and updates on Olympic Games, can also provide location-based offers.

In addition to serving as the room key, the mobile solution provides integrated control of TVs, lighting, AC and other audio-visual and in-room functions.

Guests will be able to access the services using the app on the Samsung GALAXY S III smartphone, integrating into existing hotel property management, point of sale and PBX systems, guest satisfaction and operational efficiency, according to Samsung Electronics.

Holiday Inn is owned by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and is the official hotel services provider to the London 2012 Olympics.

Image: Samsung and Holiday Inn have partnered to provide a suite of hotel services to guests during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Photo: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd