Four Seasons Baku, Azerbaijan
The new Four Seasons hotel in Old Town Baku raises the bar in guestroom experience with its introduction of VDA Group’s IPTV/VOD technology with Electric Mirror’s BridgePort mirror TVs solution.
Four Seasons leads the way in Central Asia by embracing BridgePort VOD/IPTV technology
By Kim Merrikin
Four Seasons Baku has breathtaking views of the Caspian Sea and Old Town Baku - and is located under a mile from two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a plethora of nightlife options, and the Presidential Palace. The Beaux Art style architecture is echoed throughout the ornate but spacious interiors - including the guest room and suite bathrooms, which feature custom Stanford mirror TVs by Electric Mirror.
This summer, the 171-key Four Seasons Baku will begin welcoming guests into the newest luxury hotel in the city. Located in the heart of an oil capitol, the property is just a stroll away from two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and boasts breathtaking views of the Caspian Sea and Old Town Baku, which will attract business and luxury vacation travelers alike.
With powerhouses ReardonSmith behind the architecture, and Richmond International behind the interiors, outstanding and exquisite design is to be expected. Set within a city of age-old architecture mixed with modern edifices, Four Seasons Baku stands out as a crown jewel on the Caspian Sea with its cream-toned limestone-clad exterior, featuring four grand turrets. The turrets house the Jaleh Spa, a private dining room for Kaspia, the hotel’s main restaurant, and the two presidential suites - giving guests panoramic views of the Caspian Sea and Old Town Baku. The interiors are no less extravagant. The cream tones and Beaux Art style are echoed throughout the interiors, creating a spacious and luxurious feel to public spaces as well as guest rooms and suites.
Four Seasons Baku features the latest technology for hospitality mirror TVs: Bridgeport. With seemingly endless choices for VOD and IPTV providers, Electric Mirror developed a product that is compatible with the leading iptv providers. The hotel chose VDA Group to provide the VOD and IPTV technology. Jay Desai, VP of Global Accounts with VDA Group, said of the technology, “VDA IPTV system delivers to the in-room guest limitless number of channels in digital quality (which is also of uniform quality to all the rooms) and also the hotel can provide a tailor-made bouquet of programs to a single guest, a group of guests, or the whole hotel.” The combination of outstanding work on VDA’s end, combined with Electric Mirror’s BridgePort technology creates a win/win situation for the hotel & its guests. “Five star properties are turning to VDA & Electric Mirror to provide the guests with the best seamless technology available in today's market - with a proven track record,” said Desai of the compatibility.
Richmond International turned to Electric Mirror for two distinct highly customized Stanford mirror TV models. For public spaces, a custom Stanford with a 47” HDTV featuring V Mirror technology, which hides the TV when it is off. Sitting above the vanities in the guest rooms and suites are eighty-five custom-cut Stanford mirror TVs with 15” screens and AV Mirror technology, which camouflages the screen when turned off with a reflective surface.
Four Seasons Hotel Baku General Manager Mr. Tarek Mourad said of the mirror TVs, “In Four Seasons Baku, the in-mirror TV creates a focal point in the bathroom and is key to creating a luxurious environment. The fully integrated design allows the overall classical aesthetic to be maintained whilst allowing our guests to be entertained and informed using the latest 21st century technology.”
Whether you're on business, leisure, or hitting up one of the top party cities in the world, Four Seasons Baku’s lap of luxury will soon be open to welcome you.