Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park Installs Flyte Systems’ EventBoard for Flight Schedules and Property Events

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“An Essential Guest Service for Every Airport Property.” Hotel Exceeds Expectations with Flight Times and Meeting Information.

Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park

Our guests are experienced business travelers with Research Triangle Park companies. Time is valuable to them and they appreciate our EventBoard’s real-time airline flight information to keep them on schedule.

Flyte Systems, the leading provider of airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality industry, digital signage, convention centers and related businesses, announced the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park (RTP) implemented its EventBoard display. EventBoard is a digital flat-panel display that shows property events and way-finding with FlyteBoard real-time airline flight information, plus weather, news, and notices or promotions, enhanced with attractive property graphics. Flyte Systems provides guests with an array of valuable travel information in a single reasonably priced solution. Driftwood Hospitality Management, LLC, operates the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP. Click here to request information on Flyte Systems' airport travel and guest information services.

“Our guests are experienced business travelers with Research Triangle Park companies. Time is valuable to them and they appreciate our EventBoard’s real-time airline flight information to keep them on schedule,” said Brian K. Morgan, general manager of The Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport. “EventBoard displays airline times from nearby Raleigh-Durham International Airport with property events and weather. Guests quickly check schedules and get meeting information in one place to save time.” Flyte Systems is the only full service flight information display vendor that provides real-time departure information.

“I used FlyteBoard at a property near San Francisco International Airport. I wanted it at our Driftwood Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport hotel because it is so valuable to guests,” Morgan said. “Our front desk team tells guests where the EventBoard is and what it shows. It brings people together to talk about flights or where they live and creates a sense of community. Guests often ask for an earlier airport shuttle if they see their flight is moved up. This is an opportunity for us to exceed guest service expectations. EventBoard is also part of our property’s sales tours because it shows our attention to guest needs.”

The Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP is in the midst of an $8.5 million renovation to convert it from a full-service Hilton to a full-service DoubleTree. The conversion will make it one of the newest properties in its market and enhance its Southern Plantation image.

Real-time Flight Information
Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public: FlyteBoard, FlytePass, FlyteChannel, FlyteTouch, EventBoard, and now FlytePad with handheld mobile airline information.

  •     FlyteBoard is a wall, floor, or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen for lobbies, restaurants, bars, and other public areas, displaying flight information for one or more airports.
  •     FlytePass combines FlyteTouch with free, secure boarding pass printing. It can be provided as a stand alone or neatly packaged in either an all wood kiosk or an integrated metal kiosk to match your décor.
  •     FlyteChannel permits guests to view live airport flight information conveniently and comfortably from their in-room television.
  •     FlyteTouch enables individual guests to search flight information using an interactive touch screen that displays real-time flight arrivals and departures for one or more airports.
  •     FlytePad is a mobile-ready service that delivers real-time airline information via the iPad, enabling hotel staff to provide guests with airline information anywhere and anytime.
  •     EventBoard displays property events and way-finding with FlyteBoard real-time airline flight information, plus weather, news, and notices or promotions, enhanced with attractive property graphics.

Many hotel properties also use Flyte Systems’ applications to increase revenue with innovative marketing approaches for distressed travelers. For tips on how to generate revenue by providing guests with Flyte Systems airline information, please log on to the Flyte Systems website at http://www.flytesystems.com.

About Flyte Systems
The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of subscription-based environmentally responsible airport flight information displays for the hospitality, convention center and digital signage industries and related businesses. It delivers accurate, instant, airport-centric updates of flight information – not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that may omit last minute changes. Properties are able to differentiate their products and boost customer loyalty and repeat business with ’glance-and-go’ content critical to a traveler’s day. Flyte Systems’ product suite builds upon ITS’ 50-year history as the leading provider of live flight information to airports, airlines, government agencies, port authorities and other travel-based businesses. Flyte Systems was formed in 2007 to offer new Web-based travel technology and product lines. In addition to using Energy Star-compliant digital displays, Flyte products help significantly reduce energy consumption by eliminating unnecessary trips to the airport. Customers include Marriott, Hyatt, Westin, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Hilton, Doubletree, Hotel Sofitel, Adam’s Mark, Renaissance and Crowne Plaza hotels, independent properties, convention centers and transportation centers.

About Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP
Situated near Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the famous Research Triangle Park, the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport hotel is a woodland location in the heart of Durham’s business center. Business travelers enjoy a complimentary scheduled shuttle service within a five-mile radius for easy access to major corporations at Research Triangle Park including IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, BASF, General Electric, Deloitte, Bayer CropScience, and Cisco Systems. The property offers wireless high-speed internet and a 24-hour business center. The hotel can also host corporate functions, events and celebrations in a range of flexible meeting spaces that accommodate from 2-400 guests supported by an expert team of events and catering staff. Please click here for more information or to make a reservation.

Driftwood Hospitality Management, LLC, operates the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP. Driftwood is a hotel management company that operates and develops hotels in the U.S., and affiliates of the company operate in the Caribbean and Latin America. The company's current portfolio consists of nearly 30 hotels and more than 6,000 rooms in major resort destinations and top business travel and convention markets in twelve U.S. states, the Bahamas and Costa Rica.

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