InnSpire, Bodhi partner on guestroom entertainment, controls

Hotel tech company InnSpire has formed a strategic partnership with Bodhi—a cloud-based, fully integrated, propertywide building-management platform purpose-built for hotel guestrooms and amenity spaces.

The new partnership integrates InnSpire’s in-room internet protocol television solution with Bodhi’s room-control platform. This helps hoteliers drive ancillary revenue through the guestroom TV, providing guests with access to a host of property services such as in-room dining, spa reservations, marketplace, merchandise, experiences and gifts.

InnSpire’s IPTV in-room entertainment solution provides full TV remote control with optional smart TV connectivity for standard televisions, as well as Chromecasting and video on demand for IOS and Android devices. Additional features and capabilities available via the TV system include mobile check-in/out, room service ordering, hotel commerce, guest requests, concierge, Wi-Fi connectivity and authentication, promotions and payments.

Through the integrated guestroom management system, hotel guests can control climate, lights and shades; connect to housekeeping, valet, and reservations; and use a chat bubble for communications with property staff.

The new integration with Bodhi lets hotels trigger guestroom systems to provide a welcome scene, including climate, lighting and background music when guests first enter the room. This process can be streamlined by powering up the TVs to display a personalized video welcome message. In addition, Bodhi can provide energy savings via occupancy-based setbacks of climate, lights and other systems, including the ability to power down the TV when rooms are not occupied.