Innovative Worldline technology creates tomorrow’s “Connected Hotel”
With a full-scale XperienceWall in the lobby and Immersive” rooms for guests, trendy Barcelona hotel introduces the ultimate guest experience of the future, featuring Worldline’s connected consumer and payments services
Highlight of Mobile Ready 2015, Barcelona
Barcelona, 27 February 2015 – Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, will present two key elements of its Connected Hotel solution during Mobile World Congress in collaboration with Barcelona Mobile World Capital as one of the experiences of the Mobile Ready Week 2015.
The Connected Hotel brings together the Worldline solutions for payments and connected consumer to offer the traveler the ultimate hotel stay. At the Eurostars Bcn Design hotel on Passeig de Gracia 29 in the center of Barcelona, Worldline will present two solutions from its Connected Hotel offering – the XperienceWall and the Connected Room.
Worldline will also demonstrate its PromoWall – a new, interactive, digital services screen at Barcelona Airport.
Olivier Stuckens, Managing Director for Mobility & e-Transactional Services at Worldline, said: “The Worldline Connected Hotel and PromoWall demonstrate how our payments and connected consumer technologies can be combined to further enhance the consumer experience while bringing new revenue opportunities for retailers, hoteliers and restaurants.”
The XperienceWall is an information service that the hotel guests can access anytime via a mobile app and website and during their stay via a large smart screen in the hotel reception. It provides easy access to all the information they need to easily make the most of their visit to Barcelona from getting a dinner reservation at the top restaurants through to the best deal on a day out at a local attraction. Once guests have found a service that they want to buy, they can use a QR code to complete the purchase on their smartphone.
For those guests who want to spend more time relaxing in the hotel, the Worldline Connected Hotel offers Connected and Immersive Rooms developed with technology from Broomx. In the Connected Room, you can remotely control the shower, lights and heating to make your stay more comfortable and convenient. In the Immersive Room, you have access to all these remote control services plus through the use of audio visual projections and virtual reality technologies, you can travel wherever you want – to the inside of a volcano: to the top of Mount Everest or to the bottom of the ocean. It is a 360 experience which transforms the entire room through audio visual projections and even a moving bed.
The Worldline PromoWall which will be located at Barcelona airport during Mobile World Congress is a smart digital services screen that can display adverts, information plus digital coupons that can be captured by shoppers with their smartphone and a generic QR code reader app. The solution also provides a campaign manager backend system that allows retailers to create, manage and schedule the promotion displayed on the PromoWall.
The Mobile World Capital, under the framework of the Mobile World Congress, launched last year the Mobile Ready week, an initiative that aimed to recognize and promote the mobile technology assets already existing in the city and facilitate the creation of new mobile-related initiatives. This year the Mobile Ready initiative will be focused on the tourism sector.
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing Services & Software Licensing. Worldline employs more than 7,300 people worldwide and generated 1.15 billion euros revenues in 2014. Worldline is an Atos company. Worldline.com
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