The Custom Hotel Implements Flyte Systems’ Airline Arrival and Departure Displays

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Custom Hotel Recalls the Romance of Air Travel – With 21st Century Tech Touch to Get Guests Onboard On Time

The Custom Hotel FlyteBoard

“We frequently provide service for distressed passengers and the LAX Lounge is where they congregate to wait for a new flight. Naturally, the FlyteBoard is the main attraction because it gives them accurate information on when they need to be back at LAX.

Flyte Systems announced the Custom Hotel in Los Angeles installed the FlyteBoard real-time airline arrival and departure display to aid airport bound travelers. Minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Custom Hotel recalls the glamour of flying during the 1960s when air travel was an adventure. The recently restyled property operated by Joie de Vivre Hotels reflects the colors and designs of that era, but with today’s high-tech amenities. Click here for more information on Flyte Systems airport travel information services.

LAX Lounge mirrors luxury airport VIP lounges where guests hang while waiting for flights
The FlyteBoard is mounted in the property’s 11th floor LAX Lounge, which is inspired by a luxury airport VIP lounge with plush seating, PC, printer for boarding passes, work desks, and a 42" flat panel television. For the utmost in convenience, the Custom Hotel also provides guests with Flyte Systems real-time, interactive flight information though the property’s in-room entertainment system.

Flyte Systems is the leading provider of airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality industry, digital signage, convention centers and related businesses.

“The Custom Hotel is the only lifestyle boutique hotel near LAX and close to West LA’s beach communities, so it is ideal for travelers who want to stay at a hotel with a fun, cheeky design,” said Alina Wade, director of sales for the Custom Hotel. “We officially re-launched mid-September with a new attitude, airport themes, and updated amenities like the FlyteBoard we have in our LAX Lounge. It is a great place to chill out while waiting for our SUV airport shuttle ride to the airport.” Flyte Systems is the only full service flight information display solution that provides real-time airline flight information for one or more airports.

“We frequently provide service for distressed passengers and the LAX Lounge is where they congregate to wait for a new flight. Naturally, the FlyteBoard is the main attraction because it gives them accurate information on when they need to be back at LAX,” said Wade.

Staff uniforms at the Custom Hotel are inspired by ‘60s airline staff, with the women in sleek blouses and pencil skirts, and the men in opened collar dress shirts with pinstriped details. Name tags resemble those of airline staff as well. The Custom Hotel is Joie de Vivre’s fifth boutique property in Southern California, joining the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach, and Hotel Angeleno in Brentwood.

Real-time flight information
Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public: FlyteBoard, FlytePass, FlyteChannel, FlyteTouch, 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 standalone 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.

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/fsContactUs.html.

About Custom Hotel
Joie de Vivre Hotels continues to grow its Southern California inventory with the addition of the newly refreshed 250-room Custom Hotel, the only lifestyle boutique hotel situated near LAX and minutes from West LA’s beach communities. September 2011 marked the re-launch of Custom Hotel with its trademark individualized service, a new attitude, updated amenities, a revamped restaurant and bar, and an aesthetic that pays homage to the mod ‘60s when air travel was at a glamorous height. Custom Hotel has a newfound appreciation for connectivity, with a design emphasis on making the property more open and social. The hotel boasts uniquely redesigned social spaces on each floor including the "relaxation room, ”Stratosphere, the Transonic game room and meeting space Subsonic, to name just a few of the aeronautically themed public spaces. The poolside restaurant Deck 33 serves up food and drinks with a Pacific Rim influence.

About Joie de Vivre Hotels
Joie de Vivre Hotels embarked on its mission to “create joy” for guests and employees in 1987, when visionary Chip Conley founded the innovative hospitality company in San Francisco. Each one of Joie de Vivre’s more than 30 hotels is an original concept designed to reflect the local community and engage the five senses so that guests enjoy authentic, memorable experiences. Today Joie de Vivre manages the largest collection of boutique hotels in California and is expanding outside the state with the recent opening of The Saguaro in Scottsdale, Arizona and the upcoming launch of Hotel Lincoln in early 2012 in Chicago. (http://www.jdvhotels.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.

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