When a guest watches TV in their hotel room the minimum they would expect is to have a good selection of Channels. They shouldn’t be walking into a Hotel room wishing they were still at home watching their own TV. Therefore, you need to be offering a comprehensive channel list full of the best entertainment, sports and movie channels. In fact, nearly three-quarters of guests say that having Sky TV in their room is important to their stay (Hotel Guest Research – Research Now – April 2018). This used to be quite a costly ordeal, but times are changing…
As you may already know, TV channels are essential to any hotel. They are key to providing guests with the best experience and gives them that vital home away from home feel that they all desire. However, channels like Sky Sports are not just for the F&B areas of your Hotel. There are many benefits when you implement these channels into the Hotel rooms. Yes, the hotel may gain additional revenue from selling the extra few drinks when a big Football game is on, but did you know that 69% of business guests say that they would pay extra for a hotel room offering Sky channels? In fact, guests spend an extra £5.50 on room service when watching Sky in-room (Hotel Guest Research – Research Now – April 2018).
In addition, you don’t have to let all of your guest’s access these channels as part of the hotel package. Hotel TV Company can withhold these premium channels and bill your guests to access them. This means that by having Sky in public areas and in-room, there is a lot of money to be made.
You may be thinking that this will all start to get quite costly, but it does not have to be that way.
Sky Select and Bright Box
Previously, if you wanted to have premium sky channels in every room, you would need a sky box for every room, whether this is inside the room or taking up loads of space in the comms room. It has never been ideal as it leads to costings for the channels on top of the hardware for each room. This is why Sky Business has come up with a unique solution called the Sky Select Bright Box. This Bright Box eliminates the need for multiple Sky boxes and allows for an innovative, scalable, purpose built solution in its place. In fact, the Sky Select Bright Box allows hotels to choose from over 90 channels, including access to Sky, Freeview and foreign language channels with 7 Sky HD channels as standard. This is truly the perfect solution for hotels looking to impress their guests with a premium list of channels.
Did you know that Hotel TV Company are the first AV specialists to install a Sky Bright Box solution in the Republic of Ireland? We installed the Sky solution in Hogs Head Golf Club, an exclusive private golf club that has a £100k membership fee and £5,000 per night stay, along with new Samsung Smart TVs and our Enterprise TV System Package.
The Sky Select Bright Box allows the team at Hogs Head to choose the premium Sky Channels they want combined with their local Saorview aerial being pushed to every room from one box in the comms room. This solution perfectly fits with the club’s requirements to give all of their guests the satisfaction of having an array of premium channels available at their fingertips.