PPDS brings Philips MediaSuite TVs to Skistar Lodge Hundfjället

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays, has installed Chromecast built-in, Netflix-ready Philips MediaSuite TVs inside the new SkiStar Lodge Hundfjället, a ski resort hotel in Sweden.

Located in the village of Salen, and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the SkiStar Lodge—operated by SkiStar, the biggest ski resort operator in Scandinavia—features two restaurants, a lounge bar with fireplace seating, a sauna, a gymnasium and conferencing facilities.

Housing 153 rooms and apartments (more than 780 beds), the SkiStar Lodge turned to Nonius and PPDS to create and deliver a tailored, all-inclusive AV solution to accommodate all current (and future) viewing needs and preferences, such as streaming.

In total, 286 next-generation 4K Philips MediaSuite TVs were selected and installed throughout the property’s full suite of apartments. The Philips MediaSuite TV remains the only dedicated hospitality TV solution to feature Chromecast built-in, which allows guests to seamlessly and effortlessly cast their favorite content from their preferred streaming services directly onto the TV from their own personal device.

The TVs also come with Netflix built in, securely linking directly to a guest’s account, and they offer a range of games and apps available via the Google Play store.

Using the Nonius HUB connected to PPDS’ exclusive display management platform and the resort’s Effectsoft property management system, each guest can be welcomed with a personalized message in their native language as soon as they turn on their TV.

A secure WiFi connection is made between each guest’s personal device and the TV via an intuative QR code. Upon checkout, the guest’s account credentials are automatically cleared from the room to ensure absolute data privacy.

Nils Brovold, Nordic sales manager, PPDS, said, “For hotels, meeting the needs of your guests—from the reception, through the facilities, in the dining areas and in their rooms—is paramount for delivering a memorable experience and achieving positive reviews, recommendations and return business. A growing part of that is the in-room TV experience and providing the ability for guests to cast content from their own device—whether Apple, Android or any other—is key. That’s something Philips MediaSuite offers above and beyond, with Chromecast built in.”