Radisson Hotel Group (formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group) is one of the world’s largest hotel groups, with eight distinctive hotel brands and more than 1,400 hotels across the globe; its Radisson RED brand currently has twenty three hotels in service or under development.
Marketed as a “hotel for the modern traveler,” Radisson RED offers relaxed, upbeat and vibrant hotel environments for “tech savvy guests with an ageless millennial mindset,” – incorporating communal spaces, art, music and fashion.
Located a few minutes from London Gatwick’s airport terminals, Radisson RED Gatwick marks the second of the brand’s UK properties, following the launch of Radisson RED London Heathrow in September 2020. With 185 contemporary rooms, plenty of wooden-floored communal areas, meeting spaces, a fitness room and a bistro style restaurant, Radisson RED’s Gatwick property offers business and leisure travellers a memorable start or end to any trip.
And of course, with the brand’s emphasis on modern design and technology, Airwave was happy to assist in the design and implementation of a hotel TV system.
Otrums UK partners from “Airwave” commenced the installation with the implementation of WiFi infrastructure and TV reception equipment, consisting of a freeview aerial with a single mode fibre backbone, allowing for future expansion. An IPTV headend was also installed, supplying Freeview channels across the hotel’s data network – this system is modular based, and can be expanded to include future implementation of Sky TV or international channels, for example.
In terms of the display technology, central to Radisson RED Gatwick’s remit was:
Our partners at Airwave managed to tick all the boxes with Otrum’s Mirage interactive information system.
Mirage provides a powerful SaaS solution, enabling unparalleled options for the customisation, branding and personalisation of the guest-room TV’s interface. It provides a platform for a number of other features, including a tailored list of channels, SMART APPS, catch-up TV services and hospitality certified Google Chromecast.
Design engineers put together a simple, but elegant GUI, incorporating a Watch TV button, Google Chromecast (with other screen sharing functionality including Miracast and Bluetooth audio) and a services button incorporating YouTube and cloud-based movies APP, Airtime.