GoThere Virtual Meetings: Marriott Builds its Public Telepresence Network
Bethesda, MD – May 18, 2010 -- Now you can meet virtually at five new GoThere Virtual Meetings public studios, at the New York Marriott East Side Hotel, the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square and the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The fifth studio opened this month at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott.
Marriott’s GoThere Virtual Meetings, with AT&T and Cisco TelePresence is part of the roll-out of telepresence meeting technology at Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels and Renaissance Hotels. With 25 studios planned, Marriott International is the lodging leader in offering public telepresence meeting facilities, enabling clients to hold small, virtual meetings with customers and colleagues around the world. Through the AT&T Business Exchange, all of Marriott’s GoThere Virtual Meetings studios can connect to more than 50 companies and 1,000+ rooms currently on the AT&T global network.
Current and future GoThere Virtual Meetings studios in the following hotels:
*New York Marriott East Side (opened December 2009)
*Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (opened January 2010)
*JW Marriott San Francisco (opened February 2010)
*Renaissance Washington, D.C. (opened March 2010)
*Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Marriott (opened May 2010)
*Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, London (opening July 2010)
*JW Marriott Hong Kong (opening June 2010)
*Renaissance Sao Paulo (opening July 2010)
*JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square (opening June 2010)
*Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway.(opening July 2010)
*JW Marriott Hotel Chicago (opening July 2010)
*JW Marriott Marquis/Beaux Arts, Miami (opening August 2010)
*JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort (opening January 2011)
*Frankfurt Marriott (opening TBD)
Telepresence is a rapidly growing and increasingly popular technology that enables groups to meet and collaborate in multiple locations worldwide in real time. By combining high-definition video, real time audio and interior design for GoThere Virtual Meetings? studios, groups feel as if they are actually gathered together in the same room across a virtual table, even if they are thousands of miles apart.
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