RALEIGH, NC—The Umstead Hotel and Spa has partnered with Bulk TV & Internet to introduce the DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE) throughout its 123 guestrooms and 27 suites.
More than 100 channels from DIRECTV will be available to guests through the full residential channel lineup.
DRE features an interactive programming guide operated by an anti-microbial remote. The system delivers programming to receivers in each guestroom or suite, ensuring that the experience is equal to residential performance, according to the company. The Umstead Hotel and Spa’s suites also offer DVR functionality so guests can rewind, pause and record live DIRECTV programming.
“Even after a day of fine dining or lounging at the spa, we find many travelers still want to curl up and watch their favorite show,” stated Jason Seehafer, director of rooms, The Umstead Hotel and Spa. “DIRECTV ensures that guests of The Umstead have the same quality TV experience on the road as they enjoy at home.”
“The Umstead Hotel and Spa is an exceptional property that puts a strong emphasis on providing exquisite accommodations for comfort and relaxation,” stated James Jessel, VP of sales, Bulk TV & Internet. “The unmatched features of the DIRECTV Residential Experience complement the upscale atmosphere of the guestrooms offering a unique in-room entertainment experience for guests and a competitive advantage for the hotel.”