Grand Hyatt Signage Makes Meetings Easier

The Grand Hyatt New York is revamping its digital signage system and has tapped Omnivex software to make getting around the hotel easier for guests. The hotel, which frequently hosts conferences and meetings, has incorporated the software into a new system meant to provide guests with more information about the venue and its event spaces.

The new system includes four 40-inch LCD screens that will overlook the hotel's main floor. These will provide information about on-site restaurants, as well as news related to the hotel's services. Each conference room will hang a 15-inch LCD panel outside the door to show what is taking place across the hotel's 55,000 square feet of meeting space. Screens in high traffic areas will offer welcome messages, schedules, news and weather. Guest companies may also brand these screens with their logo or name.

Those staying in any of the Grand Hyatt's 1,311 guestrooms can also see the updates from the comfort of their rooms via the in-room cable television system. AVT Communique, which oversees the system, has plans to extend it further throughout the hotel.

"The next step is to extend the digital signage network to the Ballroom Level, which is currently under renovation," said David Alter, director of engineering and project management for AVT Communique, in a statement.