12 August 2010

StarHub also to provide full Internet, mobile and IDD services to state-of-the-art luxury hotel built on the waters of Marina Bay

    Singapore, 12 August 2010 – Guests to The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore will be able to experience the next-generation in-room entertainment and info-communications services as StarHub and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore announce the launch of Singapore’s first true IPTV in-room entertainment solution today. With this launch, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore also becomes the first hotel in Singapore to offer selected high-definition pay TV channels in all its 100 guest rooms and suites.


    Guests will now be able to access a wide range of Video-on-Demand services, easily and intuitively obtain key travel information such as Real-Time Flight information, Weather and World Time via the HDTV. They would also be able to obtain information and highlights of the dining services and facilities of both The Fullerton Bay Hotel and The Fullerton Hotel, as well as information on the dining destinations of all properties of The Fullerton Heritage precinct, which include One Fullerton, The Fullerton Waterboat House, Clifford Pier and Customs House. The Fullerton Bay Hotel will also offer, via StarHub, native-quality high-definition pay TV channels, the first hotel in Singapore to offer crystal clear image and sound on high-definition television sets in all guest rooms, with no video and sound compression. The in-room entertainment solution was provided by RoomWise, an HD-IPTV system provided by BNS, Asia’s leading IPTV technology and content solutions provider, who partnered with StarHub for this project.



    StarHub will also be supplying The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore with full high-quality Internet which is available in all guest rooms and public areas, as well as mobile and IDD services.



    Mr Giovanni Viterale, General Manager of The Fullerton Bay Hotel, said, "International travelers are becoming more discerning in where they choose to stay. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore has always kept that in mind when we create experiences that are unique, luxurious, and memorable for our guests. Our partnership with StarHub allows us to enhance our entertainment and info-communications services to our guests so that they will always have an enjoyable stay in Singapore, while at the same time, remain closely connected to their friends, family members and business associates through high-quality communications services that StarHub provides."



    Mr Tan Tong Hai, chief operating officer for StarHub said, "We are delighted to partner The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore in delivering this innovative IPTV hotel solution and high-definition pay TV channels for all their guests in Singapore. We are especially proud to be associated with the Fullerton Bay Hotel and believe that it will become one of the key benchmark in Singapore’s hospitality industry, in terms of luxurious, yet friendly and personal service and the adoption of state-of-the-art info-communications services."



    "Being able to provide high-definition content and innovative value-added features is becoming more important for hoteliers who see guests’ expectations towards high technology and quality content increase all the time. With their vast experience in delivering info-communications services targeted at the hospitality industry, StarHub was the ideal partner for us for these projects,” said Mr Jeffrey Soong, chief executive officer of BNS. “We are also delighted that RoomWise could contribute to making the Fullerton Hotels one of the most forward-looking luxury hotels in this region.”