Hilton partners with Showtime for in-room entertainment

Hilton guests in Connected Room-equipped hotels will enjoy complimentary access to Showtime service completely on demand, without requiring credentials or a subscription. Photo credit: Hilton

As Hilton’s high-tech guestroom rolls out to more hotels, guests can use the app to control room features and access premium streaming, including complimentary Showtime programming. The app will turn guests’ mobile phones into an in-room remote for the television, lighting and temperature control as part of Hilton’s rollout of its Connected Room technology at hotels across the U.S. this year.

Hilton guests will now have the instant benefit of Showtime streaming offered through Connected Room. This marks the first collaboration of its kind between a major hotel company and a premium entertainment provider, the hotel brand said. Hilton guests in Connected Room-equipped hotels will enjoy complimentary access to Showtime service completely on demand, without requiring credentials or a subscription, via a new application specially developed for Connected Room.

Hilton unveiled Connected Room in December as a first-of-its-kind, high-tech hotel room that allows guests to control all aspects of their stay from one central device. Today’s announcement means that as Hilton expands the Connected Room technology and adds related features to more hotels across the country, guests will soon be able to use the Hilton Honors app to enjoy the available perks. Connected Room continues to expand across multiple Hilton brands and markets throughout the U.S., with several thousand rooms set to be outfitted with the technology this year.

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“Connected Room has set a new standard for the industry by giving our guests a travel experience where their room can be customized to their preferences, and also offers complimentary on demand access to Showtime service,” Hilton Chief Customer Officer Jon Witter said in a statement. “The availability of in-app controls is the next step in allowing guests to manage all aspects of their stay from the palm of their hands.”

Guests who prefer not to use the app will still be able to use the benefits of the Connected Room because Hilton has simplified the television remote and built room controls into the TV.

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