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Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel Chooses NEC Communication Solution For The 'New Normal'

Leading hotel in Amsterdam selects NEC as their communication solution provider to drive safety and security, efficiency and optimal guest services.

Amsterdam, Hilversum - September 15, 2020 - The Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, one of Amsterdam's leading premium hotels and one of the flagship-properties of Marriott International in Western Europe, has announced that they have selected NEC and its award-winning NEC Smart Hospitality Solutions as THE communication solution for the hotel for the coming years.

With the current PBX being based on dated (analogue) technology, the upcoming complete renovation of the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel (investment of > 70 Million Euros), set the ideal stage to rethink the hotel's communication strategy and technology. As COVID-19 has a massive impact on the Hospitality Industry, this momentum forced both the owner of the hotel as well as the Marriott leadership team, to take a serious look at possible alternatives. After a thorough and diligent selection process, the NEC Smart Hospitality Solution was deemed the only real obvious choice.

As Ken Millar, General Manager of the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, states: "In the current challenging COVID-19 times, we look at possible technology partners with an even more rigid focus. Yes, these partners need to be Marriott approved and yes, they need to have local experience and have a strong support-mechanism in place. What is absolutely critical though, is that these possible partners understand that in the 'New Normal' elements like CAPEX or OPEX are of secondary nature. These days it is all about robustness, longevity and TCO over a longer period. The NEC Smart Hospitality Team not only understand this, but more importantly, act and behave upon it. Therefore we are looking forward to a successful installation and implementation, which will be completed over the coming weeks."

Kees van Donk, Sr. Director Travel, Hospitality & Leisure at NEC confirms: "I could not be more proud to state that the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel (to many Dutch people still known for its unique and inspiring event location, the Renaissance Koepelkerk) has selected NEC to provide the optimum in Hospitality Communications.

In the 'New Normal', hospitality technology vendors not only need to focus on functionality and price, but more and more on living the partnership - working side-by-side with both owners, as well as operators, to deliver the right solution, for the right hotel."

Kees van Donk continues: "And as Ken already mentioned, we too are looking forward to a short, straightforward and successful installation, led by the professionalism of both the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel IT-Team, headed by Emmanouil Georgikopoulos, and our certified NEC Smart Hospitality Partner for the Netherlands, SPIE."

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