Venue IT, the permanent infrastructure division of event Wi-Fi installation specialist Etherlive, has won a contract to provide its technology for The Cumberland Hotel in London’s Marble Arch. The deal also includes Guoman London property The Tower.
Following a £95m refurbishment, The Cumberland is now looking to assert itself in the corporate events market and Guoman has brought in Venue IT to provide high-speed internet connectivity to be accessed throughout the hotel’s 26 meeting and event spaces, including the Ocean Room, which has a capacity of up to 350 people.
There will be dedicated Wi-Fi, custom branded splash pages, real-time video conferencing and social media led interactive events such as tweet-ups.
The system can support multiple independent secure networks and is remotely managed to ensure The Cumberland can quickly react to customer needs.
The new contract widens Venue IT’s recent appointments to venues such as Thistle Hotel Glasgow and Malvern Showground.
Paul Hope, Voice Network Manager at Guoman Hotels said: “Venue IT has built a reputation for quality and innovation in the permanent installation space, and as such we are delighted to be able to draw on their expertise. We pride ourselves on being able to meet every requirement our clients ask of us with and this partnership means the technology aspect of our offering is in safe hands. This will be crucial for us as we continue to prepare for 2012.”
Steve Birnage, Senior Account Manager at Venue IT said: “We are thrilled at the opportunity to take on this project, which will see us equip The Cumberland with the latest in event technology. Today’s event organisers are looking for an infrastructure which supports creativity in both communications and content, which we will now be able to facilitate.”
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