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Hilton Worldwide Unveils Innovative Mobile Printing Application With HP
HP ePrint Enables Travelers To Print From Blackberry Smart Phones To Hotel Printers
April 21, 2010
MCLEAN, VA. - Hilton Worldwide announced today that guests will have the ability to print wirelessly from their BlackBerry® smartphones at 1,300 hotels worldwide within the company's portfolio of brands. Hotel guests can use HP ePrint, an innovative mobile printing application to print from a BlackBerry smartphone to any printer in the PrinterOn® network of public printers, called PrintSpots®. Thirty percent of the PrintSpots are located at hotels within Hilton Worldwide's portfolio, allowing guests around the world to print documents from their BlackBerry smartphones to a printer at their hotel.
"We are always looking for innovative ways to meet our guests' needs, and HP's ePrint application provides them with on-the-go and convenient technology," said Robert Webb, Chief Information Officer, Hilton Worldwide. "Using HP ePrint, guests can quickly print out e-mail, spreadsheets or other documents from their BlackBerry smartphones while waiting for the hotel elevator, and by the time they get downstairs, their copies will be ready for them to pick up."
More than 1,300 hotels in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands have PrintSpots on the PrinterOn network including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton. Soon guests will be able to download the HP ePrint application to wirelessly print documents in the following three easy steps. First, users click the application's Print button on their BlackBerry smartphone. Second, they find and choose a PrintSpot location - similar to a simple web search - and click to select. Third, users review a description of the printer selected and the document to be printed, and then click Print to send the job to their hotel printer. The document is printed after the guest releases it, using a secure release code.
"Accessibility to almost everything is at the touch of a button on mobile devices, and printing documents should be no different," said John Tomesco, Vice President of Market Development and Worldwide Enterprise Sales for Imaging and Printing Group, HP. "By working with influential global companies like Hilton Worldwide, we are able to provide our enterprise customers with technology such as the HP ePrint application for BlackBerry smartphones, enabling them to print remotely in convenient locations all around the globe."
For information on all of the PrintSpot locations worldwide, including participating hotels in Hilton Worldwide's portfolio, visit www.printeron.com. To learn more about Hilton Worldwide, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
About PrinterOn Corporation
PrinterOn is the world's leading mobile printing solution provider. The PrintSpots solution from PrinterOn, allows users to print documents to any networked printer anywhere in the world using a smartphone or laptop. PrinterOn solves the problem of incompatible hardware and software by moving data securely across the Internet without the use of drivers. The PrintSpots mobile printing solution has been installed in over 35 countries across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific within the hospitality, education, airport, library, food service, corporate and healthcare industries. PrinterOn is based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and has been delivering award-winning document handling solutions for over 25 years. www.printeron.com
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.
For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
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About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values to every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.