Top Lodging Institutions Select TELEVUE to Improve Guest Experience

May 19

Doubletree Beach Resort Tampa and Ramada Inn Salt Lake City Select TELEVUE as Free-to-Guest Television Programming Provider

Raleigh, NC, Tampa Bay, FL, and Salt Lake City, UT- May 19 – TELEVUE, the leader in HDTV and free-to-guest programming and LCD televisions for the hospitality industry, announced today the launching of DIRECTV television programming services to two top lodging institutions across the country. Striving to enhance the guest experience and achieve considerable cost savings, the properties determined the need for securing a partner who could provide industry-leading service and flexible financing terms while positioning their amenities for future technology.

Located in top destinations across the country, the properties are prime locations for business and leisure travel, prompting the importance for high-quality television service. The TELEVUE system will provide guests with a 100% digital picture and sound on every channel, along with digital satellite TV programming via DIRECTV. TELEVUE is also providing flexible leasing and financing options and superb customer service to aid in success for the hotels.

“Creating a superior guest experience is a critical aspect of the Hilton brand promise,” stated Terry Graber, General Manager of Doubletree Beach Resort. "With TELEVUE, we know that we’re fulfilling that promise with a total package of entertainment solutions. Working with TELEVUE and having the benefit of their decades of experience in this industry means that we can easily, efficiently, and cost-effectively upgrade our property to HD and better serve the entertainment needs of our very discerning clientele.”

“TELEVUE’s DIRECTV television system helps us meet the special needs of discerning travelers and allows us to enhance our brand value by offering them state of the art entertainment services,” said David Yu of the Ramada Inn. "We are delighted to announce a long-term agreement with TELEVUE and provide our guests with what we believe to be the most impressive digital system currently available in the hospitality market. Additionally, the leasing options they offered us fit perfectly into our budget.”

“We are extremely pleased and excited to be working with these twoincredible institutions to provide the best in entertainment for their customers,” stated Jeff Stephans, Vice President of Sales for TELEVUE. “With robust channel options, system design and integration, flexible financing solutions, and a proven track record of success at major hotel and resort properties nationwide, TELEVUE is perfectly suited for the unique needs of these incredible properties. At the end of the day, the goal of a hotel is to provide a perfect guest experience, and part of that experience is the in-room television. Our goal is to make sure the television experience is a great one.”

TELEVUE is the in-room solution provider of choice for the lodging industry and is the single source for quality television equipment: high definition programming, competitive financing and expert service. TELEVUE delivers the latest in television technologies and provides integrated solutions to maximize in-room entertainment. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, TELEVUE is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation, which was founded in 1957. Telerent is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc., a U.S. company based in New York City and a Global 500 Corporation. For more information on TELEVUE, call 800-316-8876, or visit at .

Matt Barker
Director of Marketing
Telerent Leasing Corporation