Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Starwood Hotels Go Live with Cisco TelePresence Meetings Suites

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide launched its first in-hotel Cisco TelePresence meeting suites at the W Chicago City Center and the Sheraton on the Park Sydney.

The two hotels are the first in Starwood's global portfolio to introduce the new Cisco TelePresence technology.

In June of 2009, Starwood announced a partnership with Tata Communications and plans to build Cisco TelePresence rooms in 10 properties worldwide. In addition to the W Chicago and Sheraton on the Park Sydney, inaugurated as part of this partnership with Tata Communications, two more Cisco TelePresence meeting suites will open in the first half of this year including the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers and Sheraton Centre Toronto which will come online in the upcoming months. Other Starwood locations planned to open throughout 2010 include The Westin Los Angeles Airport, with the anticipation to expand the offering to key domestic and international business markets such as Dallas, San Francisco, Brussels, Paris, Hong Kong and Frankfurt. l in South Africa.