Marriott International has selected technology company HP to provide advanced in-room technology services in its Australian hotels.

Marriott has embarked on an upgrade of its networking infrastructure to offer high-speed wireless internet access and IPTV to hotel guest rooms.

HP is partnering with technology service provider DOCOMO InterTouch to deploy the HP E Series suite of routers and switch products, which can cope with large demand peaks during events and holiday seasons.

Marriott will use HP E Series wireless multiservice controllers, access points and devices to provide wireless access, which can reduce cabling costs, switch ports and power-sourcing equipment.

The first hotel installation was completed this month and full deployment is expected to complete in August 2011.