AT&T FlexWare Delivers for Omni Hotels & Resorts
Luxury Hotelier Uses AT&T Global Integrated Network Solutions to Help Secure Data and Connections, Cut Costs
AT&T* is delivering a highly secure, on-demand, flexible network platform to 60 Omni Hotels & Resorts. We’re helping Omni transform the customer and associate experience through flexible, software-centric services like AT&T FlexWareSM.
Delivering and deploying software-based network functions isn’t always easy. FlexWare simplifies this process. Before, adding a router or firewall could take weeks – even months. Businesses had to buy multiple appliances to run specific networking functions. It was expensive, cumbersome and took too long.
FlexWare reduces hardware requirements. So it offers a simple, more agile network experience to businesses around the world.
“From booking rooms on our website to engaging with guests on-site, and from our ‘mobile first’ approach to network transformation, AT&T helps us seamlessly transform how we deliver an exceptional, 4-diamond experience,” said Ken Barnes, chief information officer for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “We have a true collaborative relationship with AT&T.”
AT&T is providing a comprehensive smart network solution for Omni including:
- Security Solutions like AT&T Secure Email Gateway, designed to block spam, viruses, and other inbound email threats before they reach Omni’s network and to filter outbound email to help protect the company against loss of important information.
- AT&T VPN and AT&T Dedicated Internet solutions provide a backbone of highly secure connectivity and internet access.
- DIRECTV will be available in all guest rooms and gathering places like on-site bars and restaurants.
- Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) gives employees the ability to make traditional group calls, 1-to-1 calls, create and prioritize talk groups on the fly and have managerial override. Management can reach an entire staff on property when there is inclement weather, a public safety incident or a when a Select Guest loyalty member is arriving onsite. EPTT is currently rolling out to properties across the country.
“Our smart, integrated network platform helps Omni Hotels create new guest experiences both today and in the future,” said Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer, AT&T Business. “And Omni Hotels & Resorts can easily manage edge computing-capable network services like AT&T FlexWare. This gives them more flexibility and control of their networking services.”
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
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**Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q1 + Q2 2017 across 121 markets.