Marriott International to deploy new unified communications hospitality solution

Marriott International Inc. has signed a multi-year agreement to deploy Verizon Hospitality Communications Express, to help provide a convenient and state of the art experience to its hotel guests and employees. Marriott is the first in the hospitality industry to deploy Verizon's new Unified Communications business solution designed specifically to meet the demands of the industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Verizon will become a strategic technology provider.

Marriott properties will have a fully managed cloud-hosted enterprise voice solution that reduces the need for onsite hardware and IT support; offers an easy replacement for aging PBX systems; seamless integration with hotel property management systems (PMS software); feature-rich UC functionality; low capital-outlay costs; and Verizon 4G LTE wireless failover for business continuity.

"Verizon's innovative cloud technology solutions, world-class network quality and expansive global capabilities make them an ideally suited business partner as we continually strive to reduce costs and improve efficiencies by moving our technology to the cloud,” said Steve Bearden, director of IT for voice, mobility and unified communications for Marriott International.

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