Marriott Rooms to Get Entertainment Upgrade

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On Command Corp. will be outfitting 165,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott International chain with its multimedia electronic platform.


Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


A Marriott guest will have TV Internet access, interactive music, newly released feature films, Sony PlayStation games, and a wider array of cable and broadcast programming.


"This agreement with Marriott serves as a model for all of On Command's partnerships with its hotel customers," said Jerome H. Kern, chairman/CEO of On Command, Denver.


A specially modified version of the company's OCX platform will be installed in 100,000 Marriott hotel rooms before year's end.


The chain includes Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites; Renaissance Hotels and Resorts; Courtyard by Marriott; SpringHill Suites by Marriott; Fairfield Inn by Marriott; Residence Inn by Marriott; and TownePlace Suites by Marriott.


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