SONIFI SolutionsTM, the leading provider of end-to-end interactive content and connectivity solutions for hospitality and healthcare businesses, announces the appointment of Ken Dufault as Senior Director, Hospitality Product Marketing. Dufault joins the SONIFI Solutions team from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. where he most recently served as Director of Global Property Technology Solutions. In his new role, Dufault will be responsible for ensuring that hospitality industry clients receive best of breed & industry leading solutions for their property needs.
During his time with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Dufault was responsible for property technology strategy and solutions of guest-facing and emerging hotel technologies within their portfolio of over 1100 hotels worldwide. Dufault was one of the lead business relationship managers working with brands on pre-stay, post-stay and in-stay guest experiences and strategy such as wireless mobile device pairing, in-room entertainment, self-service based technologies, global brand technology profiles, public space computing and high-speed internet related technologies. In this role, Dufault also was also responsible for initiatives such as guest authentication, property technology innovation lab, and brand partnerships in deploying solutions such as Sheraton Microsoft Bing portal, Link@Sheraton
experienced with Microsoft, Aloft Smart Check-in as well as W iPhone app, W iPad Boarding pass, and other concierge type services.
“Ken brings many years of experience within the hospitality industry and has a proven track record of driving innovation,” said Michael Ribero, SONIFI Solutions CEO. “We look forward to his counsel and leadership as we continue to introduce technologies that ultimately enhance the guest experience at hotels.”
Dufault will report to the SVP, Product and Customer Marketing, Janis Nakano Spivack, and assumed his responsibilities on January 13th.
About SONIFI Solutions
SONIFI Solutions is the leading end-to-end interactive content and connectivity solutions provider for the hospitality and healthcare industries. SONIFI serves approximately 1.4 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company's core services include: Interactive Television, Broadband, Connectivity, and Advertising Media Solutions along with unparalleled nationwide technical and professional support services. SONIFI Solutions owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands SONIFI Solutions, The Hotel Networks and SONIFI Health Solutions. For more information, please visit www.sonifisolutions.com