Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel Caps $12M Renovation with Flyte Systems Real-Time Airport Information

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Guests Confirm Travel Plans at Busy Airport Hotel with Latest Amenity to Make Travel Easier; FlyteBoard Provides Airline, Gate and Departure Information with Live Doppler Radar

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Our new FlyteBoard airline information display will enable them to verify their airline departure time, gate information, and flight status in real time.

The newly renovated Hilton Kansas City Airport hotel included the latest in travel amenities from Flyte Systems in its recent $12M renovation. The busy business hotel will install a FlyteBoard real-time airline information display in its lobby to help guests plan their travel more confidently. Flyte Systems is the leading provider of cost effective airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality, digital signage, and convention center industries and related businesses. Click here to request information on Flyte Systems' airport travel and guest information services.

“An essential goal of our new $12M renovation is to make travel as pleasurable as possible for our guests,” said Hilton Kansas City Airport General Manager Mark Krtek. “More than 70 percent of our guests are business travelers who come through Kansas City International Airport. Our new FlyteBoard airline information display will enable them to verify their airline departure time, gate information, and flight status in real time. The display will also show live Doppler radar so guests can check weather across the country to plan their travel day appropriately.”

The 347-room Hilton Kansas City Airport offers around the clock airport shuttle service as well as Hilton’s connectivity center. Amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool and Hilton by Precor fitness center. The property also provides 21,000 square feet of banquet space for conferences, business meetings and social events. Its recent renovation included new lobby, public spaces, new restaurant – Asado Urban Grill and guest rooms which offer custom upholstered headboards complete with all new bedding, down comforters, and refrigerators.

“FlyteBoard is a must-have guest service amenity for any busy hotel,” said Scott Triphahn, Flyte Systems vice president. “Many of Hilton Kansas City Airport’s guests connect through Dallas, Denver and Atlanta hubs. In winter months, these airports are subject to frequent weather-related flight delays that affect travel plans. If guests learn their flight is cancelled while they are still at their hotel, they can extend their stay or wait out the delay in comfort. The bottom line is that it makes a guest’s travel day easier when they have confidence in their departure time and flight status.”

Hilton Kansas City Airport selected FlyteBoard based on its success at a sister property. “We operate another Hilton near San Antonio International,” said Krtek. “When the GM showed me their FlyteBoard I thought it would be valuable to complement our renovation and a perfect addition to our guest amenity offering.”    

Flyte Systems has 50 years’ experience providing airline information. The company provides 24/7 system support from its Chicago offices. Properties that use Flyte Systems solutions report increased loyalty and repeat business based on a positive guest experience.

Flyte Systems provides low-cost, real-time flight information
Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public: FlyteBoard, FlytePass, FlyteChannel, FlyteTouch, FlytePad with handheld mobile airline information, and Event Module. The company's latest innovation is InfoBoard, which combines airline flight information with total property way-finding, weather, traffic, area attractions, and much more.

  •     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 is available as a standalone unit, 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.
  •     Flyte's Event Module displays user-configurable meetings and events on screens shared with flight information or on its own dedicated screen.
  •     InfoBoard is a cost effective touch screen display that saves labor, provides greater guest service, and generates revenue with flight information and so much more.

Many hotels and resorts 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 just FAA provided departure times that are based on the planned schedule only and do not update when there is a ground delay. Properties are able to differentiate themselves and boost repeat business with 'glance-and-go' content critical to a traveler’s day. Flyte Systems’ product suite builds upon ITS’s 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 web-based travel technology products. Flyte Systems products use Energy Star-compliant digital displays to help significantly reduce energy consumption and eliminate unnecessary trips to the airport. Clients include Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood, Westin, IHG, Days Inn, Hotel Sofitel, independent properties, convention centers, and transportation centers.

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