Archabil Hotel, Ashgabat

Archabil Hotel

The Archabil Hotel helps guests get the most out of their stay in Turkmenistan with customised in-room guest services and a host of entertainment options

The Archabil Hotel, formerly known as President Hotel, is a five-star hotel located in the centre of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The ultra-modern hotel was built in 2004 and is set in lush, green vegetation with indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, fitness club, sauna and VIP restaurant.               

Archabil Hotel was designed to cater for both native and foreign delegations, and is always ready to welcome Turkmenistan residents and foreign guests traveling by themselves. The hotel offers conference halls for 120 guests and a banquet hall for up to 250 guests.

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The Challenge

Following a refurbishment in 2016 to ensure that the hotel maintained its modern feel, Archabil Hotel was looking for an AV solution that would provide guests with access to local and international channels and create a ‘home away from home’ experience.

In addition, the hotel needed the system to offer easy access to complementary amenities, including tourist information to help travellers plan the rest of their visit to Turkmenistan.

The Solution

To provide video in its 220 guest rooms, the hotel selected the Exterity IP video system, which was deployed by Atempo, a professional audio video distributor and integrator holding company with offices in Turkey and subsidiaries in Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.

The Exterity system consists of AvediaStream TVgateways, which capture live digital TV and radio channels from any terrestrial, satellite or cable source and stream them directly over the hotel’s IP network. The TVgateways supply multiple channels at any resolution, including 4K, from a single blade, delivering low cost and power consumption per channel. ArtioPortal middleware enables the hotel to create branded TV interfaces through which guests access their on-screen services. In addition, AvediaPlayer Media Players connect TV displays to the hotel’s IP network to provide guests with access to a wide range of international channels and Video on Demand.

The entertainment options are complemented by a personalised guest welcome screen. This feature is part of the Exterity system’s integration with Archabil’s Property Management System (PMS), and enables the hotel to provide customised in-room guest services and express check-out for the utmost level of comfort and convenience. The entire system is managed centrally through Exterity’s AvediaServer management platform.

“Archabil Hotel was attracted by the Exterity IP video system’s ability to provide in-depth, tailored pre-sales promotions and marketing services for guests,” said Volkan Konuralp, Istanbul Regional Director at Atempo. “The system was quick and easy to install, and is simple for the hotel to manage. It also benefits from its SAP and PoE (Power over Ethernet) features, which enable the hotel to reduce its cabling requirements.”

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“At Archabil Hotel, we pride ourselves not on just matching, but surpassing our guests’ expectations when it comes to the quality of services we offer. The Exterity IP video system provides our guests with instant access to a range of hotel and local information and services, plus a host of worldwide entertainment options, that deliver a true home away from home experience for the duration of their stay.”

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“Today, video is an essential component in the creation of the ‘home away from home’ feel and experience that travellers long for.  Archabil Hotel Ashgabat is showing that this can be easily achieved, by using a flexible and reliable IP video system that combines live TV channels and VoD services. The ability to deploy a system in mere days, whilst also offering a simple and centralized way to integrate with the hotel’s Property Management System, is testament to the ease of deployment and use of Exterity’s IP video solutions.”

Colin Farquhar, CEO Exterity

The Result

The Exterity IP video system provides guests with access to 180 international TV channels, including BBC, Rai, Rossiya 24, TRT, ZDF and more. Channels are also provided in a wide range of languages spanning English, German, Italian, Russian and Turkish. The system also offers commercials and information about Turkmenistan, which are available as Video on Demand (VoD).

“At Archabil Hotel, we pride ourselves not on just matching, but surpassing our guests’ expectations when it comes to the quality of services we offer,” said a spokesperson from Archabil Hotel Ashgabat. “The Exterity IP video system provides our guests with instant access to a range of hotel and local information and services, plus a host of worldwide entertainment options, that deliver a true home away from home experience for the duration of their stay.”

Colin Farquhar, CEO at Exterity, commented: “Today, video is an essential component in the creation of the ‘home away from home’ feel and experience that travellers long for.  Archabil Hotel Ashgabat is showing that this can be easily achieved, by using a flexible and reliable IP video system that combines live TV channels and VoD services. The ability to deploy a system in mere days, whilst also offering a simple and centralized way to integrate with the hotel’s Property Management System, is testament to the ease of deployment and use of Exterity’s IP video solutions.”

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