Copley Square Hotel Caps Major Renovation with New Colubris Wireless Network

  • Colubris Networks
  • 09.30.08
Colubris Networks, a leading global provider of intelligent wireless LANs (WLANs) for enterprises and service providers, announced that the Copley Square Hotel, a 143-room landmark hotel located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, has deployed Colubris wireless equipment as part of its recent renovation project.

The Copley Square Hotel deployed the Colubris wireless solution through Safety NetAccess, a leading national high-tech solutions company that provides a broad range of technology products and services to its customers.

The Copley Square Hotel is reopening in October after an extensive, multimillion dollar renovation project that upgraded the interior of the building and relaunched the property as a contemporary, four-star boutique hotel with distinctive amenities for business and leisure travelers. As part of the new décor, guest rooms will feature fully stocked workstations with complimentary Wi-Fi access, powered by Colubris.

“With this renovation, we were determined to offer our guests the very latest in terms of luxuries – and that includes providing them with the latest technology to make their travels more comfortable,” said Nathan Crisp, director of revenue/technology for the Copley Square Hotel. “With Colubris, we can offer our guests connectivity to the Internet no matter where they are on our property, ensuring that they can always stay connected to their homes and businesses while they’re away.”

In addition to powering guest access, Colubris will also serve as the wireless platform from which Copley Square Hotel will be able to deploy business applications. For example, the hotel currently has plans to deploy curbside checkin in early 2009, which will allow employees to check in guests via hand-held devices as the guests pull up to the hotel.

“The Copley Square Hotel has been our client for some time and it has a long history of exceptional services for its clientele,” said Sean Gorman, CEO of Safety NetAccess. “When it came time to redesign its wireless network, we knew the Colubris line of products was the perfect fit for now and into the future.”

With the help of Safety NetAccess, Copley Square Hotel deployed 16 Colubris MultiService Access Points (MAPs) throughout the hotel. Copley Square Hotel is able to set up secure, password-protected guest access through Colubris so that only property guests and meeting attendees are granted online access. Using its rich multiservice feature set, Copley Square Hotel can easily add new business applications as needed, such as curbside checkin, over the wireless network. Because the Colubris solution features an optimized WLAN architecture that eliminates expensive upgrades when migrating to 802.11n, Copley Square’s investment is protected.

“Because they have a clientele that is always on the move, hotels and resort properties benefit enormously from deploying mobility applications,” said Tom Racca, vice president of marketing of Colubris. “Not only can hotels improve the guest experience by offering wireless access, but they can also improve their own internal processes by untethering their employees from their desks and allowing them to cater to guest needs on the spot.”



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