Manhattan’s New York YOTEL Provides In-Room microFIDSTM Flight Information for Guests.

Wednesday 18th April 2012

Service by ARINC & TTI Covers All Three Major Airports.

18 April 2012--ARINC Incorporated today announced that the flagship YOTEL New York hotel, located on 10th Ave. and W42nd St. in Times Square West, has become the first hospitality provider to offer ARINC's microFIDSTM airline flight information service to its guests via their in-cabin flat screen TVs.

ARINC and TTI Technologies International collaborated to bring flight information from JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports to guest TVs. ARINC is a leading IT provider for aviation, and TTI is a leader in guest management systems for the hospitality industry.

"YOTEL loves technology that is effective, simple and easy to use, and microFIDS fits perfectly into that philosophy," says Geoffrey A. Mills, Managing Director at YOTEL New York. "It puts the convenience of flight information right in the guest's cabin, so they can adjust to any schedule changes in the comfort of one of our cabins.

ARINC microFIDS information enables customers to change or amend their hotel reservation when flights are cancelled or delayed. "With the addition of ARINC iSMARTTM messaging, the system can deliver even more value," says Chris Forrest, Managing Director of ARINC Managed Services. "It's easy to add weather, in-hotel promotions, and paid third-party advertising--another opportunity to drive incremental revenue."

The compact wireless ARINC microFIDS technology is easily deployed in hotels, car rental facilities, on shuttle buses, and in airport concession or passenger areas where conventional flight information displays aren't feasible.

YOTEL was created by YO! founder Simon Woodroffe and YOTEL CEO Gerard Greene. The idea was conceived by Simon after he was upgraded to first class on a flight. They decided to translate the language of luxury airline travel and Japanese capsule hotel to a small but luxurious cabin.

YOTEL launched as a revolutionary hotel concept in 2007, with its first location inside London's Gatwick South terminal, followed quickly by its second location inside London's Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, and its first in the airside transit area at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. YOTEL's first city centre location just 2 blocks west of Times Square opened in June 2011, and features 669 stylish cabins and 20,000 square feet of flexible entertainment space. For more information,

ARINC Managed Services (AMS) is the global IT support and service subsidiary of ARINC Incorporated, providing innovative IT managed services that are customer-focused and competitively priced. The AMS web site is

TTI has been delivering innovative solutions since 1991 serving hotels, resorts, hostels, airports and retailers. TTI's technology includes ID Scanners, Self-Service Business Centers and Concierge Kiosks, Luggage Storage Solutions, ATMs, and more. With an international headquarters in New York City and satellite offices in Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, and Mumbai, TTI is well equipped to anticipate and deliver exceptional service. For more information, visit

ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional headquarters in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certified.

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