In tech news from Russia, Swisscom Hospitality Services and SMARTEQ have agreed to partner offering a suite of IT and ICT solutions for Russia hoteliers. According to the news SMARTEQ will now act as Swisscom’s exclusive channel partner in the Russian Federation.
For SMARTEQ’s part, the firm sells and nstalls Swisscom’s ConnectedHotel TV, their high-speed Internet access, their VOIP, as well as smart room technologies. With Russia emerging as perhaps “the” key market in Europe, it’s clear this alignment is meant to take advantage of the vast potential. The Russian Federation is rapidly ramping up for Sochi 2014, as well as other key tourism events. Some 150 plus new hotels are under development to open in the short term.
The Olympics, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and an overall necessity for Russia to take advantage of the country’s tourism potential, spell a golden opportunity for emerging tech as well. Currently Rezidor, Hilton, Accor, Marriott, IHG and other many other world leading hotels are placing themselves in this market.
For SMARTEQ, and Swiss Hospitality Services, high quality ICT solution will be pivotal for high end hosteler moves in Russia. Nikolay Beloshitsky, General Manager at SMARTEQ, offered this via a release we recieved today:
“As the market is transforming itself, Russian hoteliers are becoming very keenly interested in new IP technologies and how they can keep up with modern user trends. Through our strong local presence we will be able to offer the full scope of works, starting from project management up to deployment and aftersales services. Many international operators are establishing their market presence, all at the same time, so our focus is to provide resources to ensure that every project throughout Russia is given the necessary attention and priority, be it a new build or a refurbishment.”
For more information about SMARTEQ, or Swisscom Hospitality Services, please consult the links above, or read the “about” info below.
SMARTEQ is a leading supplier of hotel technology solutions for the Russian hospitality market. SMARTEQ consults and delivers the very best levels of service for complex system design and deployment in the hospitality sector. SMARTEQ has delivered its solutions to more than 300 hotels across Russia and CIS countries, from Kaliningrad to Valdivostok. The list of SMARTEQ’s customers includes both international hotel chain properties and independent hotels. SMARTEQ serves its customers from offices located in Moscow and St. Petersburg. http://www.smarteq.ru
About Swisscom Hospitality Services:
Swisscom Hospitality Services is a leading supplier of integrated technology solutions for the global hospitality industry. We advise hotel chains, owners and operators on the rapidly evolving digitisation of hotel and guest services and help them leverage information technology as a strategic asset for their hotel projects from planning to execution and operation.
Marina Isaeva, T: +7 812 640 2447, isaeva@SMARTEQ.ru,
SMARTEQ Ltd., 194100 St.Petersburg, Russia
Swisscom Hospitality Services:
Arndt Mielisch, T: +41 79 476 67 41, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Swisscom Hospitality Services, CH-1211 Geneva