FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2008
Cox Business/Hospitality Network Brings HD, free-to-guest, VOD and wired/wireless Internet to newly opened Palms Place hotel and spa
LAS VEGAS –Cox Business/Hospitality Network (CB/HN), a full-service, facilities-based provider of advanced voice, video and data solutions as well as a leading source of in-room video and data technology services to the hotel-gaming industry, today announced the launch of high-definition Video On Demand (VOD), free-to-guest cable television as well as wired/wireless Internet connectivity for guest rooms and public areas at the newly opened 47- story Palms Place, a condo-hotel that is part of an expansion of the Palms Casino Resort.
The new platform was designed by CB/HN and will deliver in-room VOD in both standard definition (SD) andhigh definition (HD). All 599 condominium-suites rooms at the non-gaming Palms Place are equipped with 42-inch plasma television sets and will receive free-to-guest programming in both SD and HD. Navigation menus will be rendered in HD.
David Blau, vice president and general manager of CB/HN, notes, “Having been a technology partner since the opening of the Palms Resort, we are proud of our long term partnership with the Palms and are excited to be able to broaden that partnership with the opening of Palms Place. We’re thrilled about making our entertainment and communications offerings available to this newest of destination resorts.”
CB/HN will also provide wired and wireless Internet connectivity to all guest rooms as well as wireless connectivity to the 50,000 square foot pool and spa enclave as well as the hotel lobby. Cable television service is also being provided to the Simon Restaurant & Lounge
Among others, CB/HN will provide a wide variety of HD and digital channels and on demand Hollywood blockbusters in HD.
Palms Place was officially opened for business on May 31
About Hospitality Network
Hospitality Network, LLC, provides state-of-the-art video-on-demand, high-definition, digital cable and interactive television services as well as wired and wireless data solutions to more than 125,000 guest rooms in the world’s largest gaming hotels and resorts. Clients are located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi and other areas of the U.S. Hospitality Network also features iGuestbookSM, a high-tech, in-room interactive guest resource. Visit www.coxhn.com.
About Cox Communication
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.cox-business.com, and www.coxmedia.com.