Case Study: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
A new wireless solution at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa connects the past with the present
October 2015, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa’s new wireless connection has cemented the Grade 1 listed hotel’s status as a five-star destination, where old world heritage meets new world luxury.
The new wireless solution at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath is a combination of a Power Ethernet, Ruckus and Cisco Solution, providing a unique wireless offering which has enabled the hotel to have access to super fast Internet speeds, rarely found in a Grade 1 listed building. The state-of-the-art solution, which is the first to be installed in Britain, enables the hotel to provide their guests with 21st century amenities in the heart of heritage Bath.
IT infrastructure specialists MLR Network have installed a Power Ethernet T1501 unit in each of the hotel’s 45 rooms and suites to provide The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa with a high speed, state of the art in-room wireless solution. The introduction of the first hybrid Powerline Socket, designed to provide a secure and robust networking solution without the need to run new network cabling into the hotel has ensured that the stunning heritage features of the building remain untouched.
It’s not just the rooms that are now high speed, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has blanket wireless coverage across the entire property, including The Dower House Restaurant, The Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge, hotel reception, meeting rooms and even the hotel’s private garden. With Ruckus R500 Access points throughout the hotel grounds, there are no wireless signal ‘black spots,’ ensuring that guests have a seamless wireless experience throughout the hotel, whether it’s to send a vital business e-mail or upload a ‘selfie’ of themselves enjoying a delicious Afternoon Tea.
General Manager Jonathan Stapleton comments: “The new wireless solution at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa enables the hotel to truly fulfil the needs of a 21st century guest seeking old world heritage combined with new world luxury. For corporate meetings and events, the extensive wireless coverage at the hotel provides them with a fully serviced corporate package. Wireless connections such as these are hard to find in a Grade 1 listed building and we are pleased to be able to offer guests the ultimate luxury heritage hotel experience complete with all the amenities expected from a modern property.”
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About The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa:
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a five star, 45 room and suite Relais & Chateaux property, set within a Grade 1* listed Georgian townhouse on the world famous Royal Crescent in the historical heart of Bath. The hotel underwent a meticulous multi-million pound refurbishment and restoration in 2014 to present itself as a ‘British Icon Reborn’ – a quintessential English luxury hotel, perfectly suited for the 21st century. www.royalcrescent.co.uk
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa was purchased by Topland Group in 2012. Topland Group is one of the largest privately owned international investment groups. Topland’s principal activity is Commercial Real Estate, with a portfolio of over 270 properties. Topland has a strong track record of investing in the hotel sector. In addition to The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa Topland owns the newly created Hallmark Hotel Group, the Feathers Hotel portfolio as well as a portfolio of Hilton hotels, a portfolio of Thistle hotels and the Welcome Break in North London. Topland also has a dedicated Structured Finance division providing both lending and equity to both residential and commercial developers. Topland’s investment expertise also extends to Natural Resources and Renewable Energy. www.topland.co.uk
About Power Ethernet:
Founded in 2011, Power Ethernet is a UK technology start-up with an innovative, new approach to PowerLine-based networking for both home and commercial applications. Powerline is a proven, well-established and recognised standard that uses power cables to create an instant Ethernet network. Power Ethernet’s patent pending integration of Powerline networking technology into electrical sockets provides an effective solution for businesses and home users who seek a simple but elegant solution for creating a high-speed, highly reliable network.