Hilton advances Connected Room Technology Reach



Hilton announced on Wednesday that is Hilton Honors app will now be able to turn guests’ mobile phones into an in-room remote for television entertainment, 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 also receive the instant benefit of Showtime streaming offered through Connected Room, a collaboration between Hilton and the premium entertainment provider. Hilton guests in Connected Room equipped hotels will be able to complimentary access a library of Showtime content on demand, without requiring credentials or a subscription, via a new application specially developed for Connected Room.

Hilton unveiled Connected Room in December allowing guests to control all aspects of their stay from one central device. 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.

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