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Bond Communications wins DHS 100 Million contract at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Travel News Asia 18 May 2004

Bond Communications has won a contract worth in excess of Dhs100 million to install what is believed to be one of the worlds largest and most advanced hotel integrated multimedia systems at the spectacular Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.

The UAE company made the announcement today at The Hotel Show, where 310 hotel suppliers from 33 countries have gathered at Airport Expo Dubai this week to capitalise on major growth in the Middle Easts hospitality industry.

Advanced technology being introduced in all 390 rooms and suites at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, which opens at the end of the year, will give guests fingertip control of everything from interactive TVs and in room entertainment, to lighting, air conditioning, personal computers, internet access and room service orders.

Making all this possible, and creating a luxurious, tomorrows world hotel environment, AMX touch panels will allow guests to take control of any integrated piece of audio/video, environmental or communications equipment by pressing on-screen demand buttons. Bond Communications contract with the Emirates Palace also includes the supply of advanced digital dynamic signage, public area and auditorium audio visual, voting and translation equipment, and in room guest entertainment.

The integrated multimedia system is the largest and most advanced in the hotel industry, and it offers guests a futuristic environment, in keeping with the overall standards set by this magnificent new hotel, said Nicholas W.Mobayed, President and CEO of Bond Communications. In total, the hotel will offer guests 755 plasma screens, 50-inch screens for rooms and 61-inch screens in suites.

A breathtaking Arabian palace located on a 1.3 km stretch of sandy beach in the UAE capital, the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi will house some of the region's most sophisticated meeting and conference facilities, and is managed by Kempinski Hotels and Resorts.

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