A Look Back at 40 Years of Hospitality Network
2022 marks the 40th anniversary of Hospitality Network — a leading technology solutions provider for the hospitality industry. Through four decades, Hospitality Network has consistently remained on the cutting-edge of hospitality IoT — connecting guests with the innovative content they crave. From In-Room Entertainment to Managed WiFi, the company offers a comprehensive suite of solutions that make it easy for guests to stay connected while on your property.
Four Decades of Hospitality Connectivity Innovation
Hospitality Network (HN) has always been built on a foundation of innovation. Founded in 1982 by Chris Tyson, Hospitality Network originally provided satellite-based television programming to rural hotels in Texas. A few years later, the company moved its headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada and became the entertainment and technology provider to many of the world’s largest hotels and iconic gaming properties known worldwide.
Since its humble beginnings, HN has rapidly expanded its product offerings and client base to become a leading provider of hotel technology solutions nationwide — remaining a leader in innovation. With a dedicated and experienced team of professionals, HN offers unparalleled quality and performance, consistently meeting the high standards of our clients including MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Penn National Gaming, Inc and Boyd Gaming.
How has Hospitality Network remained on the cutting-edge of the industry? By constantly innovating its products and services. In recent years, the company has been at the forefront of the latest hospitality connectivity trends — building connected rooms in hotels, including Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that enable hotels to control lighting, thermostats, window blinds, and even leverage panic buttons for safety from a central platform.
Trailblazing Modern Convention Centers & Stadiums
The company’s commitment to innovation has paid off, receiving several awards and widespread industry recognition. Since 1993, HN has been a staple within the hotel casino industry, servicing some of the world’s largest hotels— including the MGM Grand Las Vegas and Caesars Palace. The Las Vegas Convention Center chose Hospitality Network and Cox Business as the official telecom providers for all of their events. The company was also enlisted by Choice Hotels as a qualified vendor to help hotels meet rising bandwidth and WiFi standards.
In the realm of stadium WiFi, Cox Business and Hospitality Network were listed as the technology founding partners of the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena in 2015. They were also selected as an official Technology partner for Allegiant Stadium and State Farm Stadium — further expanding their reach over stadiums and arenas and cementing themselves as power players in the field. With high-bandwidth solutions and adaptable network design, it’s clear why HN is a trusted provider for stadiums.
Delivering Intuitive, Modern In-Room Entertainment
Expanding from their satellite-television roots, Hospitality Network has remained an industry-leader in In-Room Entertainment. HN IRE, one of the most recent advancements from the team at Hospitality Network, is a cloud-based In-Room Entertainment solution offering many features and benefits. The system gives hotel and venue guests the ultimate IRE experience, with access to streaming content as well as hotel and local information, on-site dining and entertainment options, and more.
HN IRE also allows hotels to generate ancillary revenue through its built-in digital marketing capabilities. With HN IRE, hotels and venues can create and manage custom content relevant to their guests and targeted to specific demographics. This content can upsell services and amenities, promote local attractions, or even advertise deals, packages, and upcoming events. HN IRE is a complete marketing tool that helps hotels increase revenues, drive guest satisfaction, and reduce operational costs — the product of 40 years of continuous innovation.
Developing a Lightning-Fast, Next-Generation WiFi Platform
In addition to its suite of in-room entertainment solutions, Hospitality Network also consistently reinvents hospitality WiFi solutions. By integrating their sister company Blueprint RF’s new, next-gen DG2 platform, HN now offers a WiFi platform built specifically for the hospitality industry — including content filtering, high availability clustering, and full layer seven bandwidth distribution capabilities.
Blueprint RF’s DG2 platform integration into Hospitality Network’s offerings provides hoteliers with a complete end-to-end solution for their property’s connectivity needs. From In-Room Entertainment to Managed WiFi, Hospitality Network now offers a comprehensive suite of solutions that make it easy for guests to stay connected while on properties. With competitive pricing and a commitment to innovation, Hospitality Network is poised to continue its leadership role in the hospitality technology space.
Become a Part of Hospitality Network’s Future
Looking ahead, Hospitality Network is well-positioned for continued success. The company’s suite of products and services is more relevant than ever in today’s connected world, and its team of experts is ready to help hotels meet future challenges. Leveraging partnerships with some of the most prominent technology pioneers worldwide, such as Cisco, LG, and Aruba, Hospitality Network will continue to forge ahead with their affiliate companies, Blueprint RF and Cox Business, to provide services on a local, national, and enterprise level. Leverage the cutting-edge of Hospitality IoT and contact Hospitality Network today.