RALEIGH, N.C., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulk TV & Internet (Bulk TV), a leading provider of television solutions to hotels nationwide announces their partnership with The Umstead Hotel and Spa to provide the DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE) throughout the property's 123 guestrooms and 27 suites. This elite free-to-guest TV solution transforms the in-room entertainment experience by offering guests a full residential channel lineup with over 100 channels from DIRECTV.
In addition to an expansive channel lineup, the DIRECTV Residential Experience features a faster, easier-to-use interactive programming guide that is operated by an anti-microbial, simplified remote. The system delivers programming to compact, easily hidden receivers in each guest room or suite so that guests can enjoy the same first-rate DIRECTV experience they receive at home. The suites at The Umstead also offer DVR functionality giving guests the ability to 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," said 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."
Bulk TV has installed the DIRECTV Residential Experience in hundreds of hotels and is the leader in DRE installations nationwide. Since its inception in 2004, Bulk TV has grown rapidly and currently provides standard and high definition TV services to over 3,500 properties in every state and across all major brands. The company provides turnkey solutions including complete engineering and fulfillment of technologies, project management, professional installations and 24/7 technical support.
"The Umstead Hotel and Spa is an exceptional property that puts a strong emphasis on providing exquisite accommodations for comfort and relaxation," said James Jessel, vice president 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."
In addition to the DIRECTV Residential Experience, Bulk TV also provides centralized headend solutions, which enable the hotel to provide a customized, channel lineup without equipment in the guest rooms. For more information on both solutions, please visit www.BulkTV.com or call 877-285-5881.
About Bulk TV & Internet
Bulk TV & Internet is a leading provider of DIRECTV services designed to meet the unique needs of the hospitality industry. Bulk TV & Internet provides service to upwards of 300,000 rooms nationwide including free-to-guest television programming and digital satellite TV systems. To complement their award-winning television services, Bulk TV also offers high-speed Internet access services and Mitel phone systems. For more information, please visit www.BulkTV.com.
About The Umstead Hotel and Spa
The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a singular, sophisticated triumph in North Carolina's northeastern Piedmont region, an area rich in beauty and rooted in innovation. The state's most highly rated hotel, it boasts stunning interiors punctuated with privately curated fine art, 150 spacious guest rooms and suites, world-class cuisine, a stimulating spa, gracious staff, and a serene woodland setting. The Umstead is a recipient of both the AAA Five Diamond award and Forbes Five Star rating.
Located in Cary, North Carolina, The Umstead is just minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park, and within a short drive of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. For more information, visit www.theumstead.com.
SOURCE Bulk TV & Internet