Following extensive conceptual development, Hilton Hotels has launched home theatre-like Sight+Sound Rooms at two hotels, including 25 guest rooms at the Hilton Chicago O?Hare International Airport and 30 guest rooms at the Hilton San Francisco.

?Travelers desire more digital entertainment options in the hotel guest room than ever before. The Hilton Sight+Sound Rooms are designed to provide a more enriching experience to business travelers and families, enhancing their journey by providing the ultimate in-room entertainment,? said Tom Keltner, CEO ? Americas and Global Brands, Hilton Hotels Corporation. ?Representing a long-term vision for our hotels, the Sight+Sound Rooms underscore our overall strategy of providing a more personalized experience in-room ? giving guests choice and control over their surroundings.?

?Featuring a wide-screen, high definition, television, a digital surround-sound system, and an easy-to-use connectivity panel for music, videos, games and laptops, the Sight+Sound Rooms will enable guests to connect, watch, and experience their favorite entertainment,? said Tim Harvey, chief information officer, Hilton Hotels Corporation.

This cutting-edge, fully enabled high definition system with a stunning selection of high definition movies, TV channels, and interactive menus, features home theatre-like qualities of surround sound from Yamaha, a 42-inch plasma screen, as well as sports packages and Monster Cables for easy connectivity.


The Sight+Sound Rooms will enable guests to catch up on compelling content, including recently aired popular primetime TV series and catch-up specials. The rooms also feature all-day sports packages on demand, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey and college sports. Programming from DirecTV will include 14 high-definition channels among 40 total network and cable channels and five or more XM Satellite Radio stations.


Hilton has paired with highly esteemed entertainment brands to provide state-of-the-art equipment: LG 42? flat-screen plasma televisions, a Yamaha YSP-800 digital sound projector, high-definition TV programming from DirecTV, and a user-friendly electronic programming guide and high definition menu system for easier navigability, from LodgeNet. LodgeNet also was integral to planning and installing the system.


Guests also can bring their own media content and plug portable devices such as MP3 players, laptops, digital cameras and video recorders into a specially designed easy-to-use connectivity panel, which LodgeNet developed and provided for the project. To support the connection, Monster Cable is providing a cable pack in the event guests leave their cables behind.

?The Sight+Sound Rooms represent an important extension of the strategic entertainment and technological solutions designed for our guests,? said Jeffrey Diskin, senior vice president ? brand management, Hilton Hotels. ?At Hilton, we know that travel should take you places?, and our newly designed rooms are geared to ease, enlighten, entertain and refresh the mind, body and soul while you?re traveling.?

Guest feedback on the Hilton Sight+Sound rooms will help the company create a compelling offering for future guests of all the Hilton Family of Hotels.