Hyatt hotels in Seattle deploy Aruba’s LAN for Wi-Fi access

Infotech Lead America: Two Hyatt hotels in Seattle, Washington deployed Aruba’s wired and wireless LAN infrastructure to deliver Wi-Fi access.

The Aruba network will replace the hotels’ — Grand Hyatt Seattle and Hyatt at Olive 8 — existing networks.

The hotels upgraded their network to an Aruba 802.11n infrastructure that was PCI-enabled, secure, reliable and robust, to handle the hotels’ density and performance requirements.

The Hyatt hotels chose Aruba’s 7210 mobility controller, AP-93H and AP-105 access points and Aruba S-2500 PoE switches for their deployment.

Mike Aguilar, senior information technology director, Grand Hyatt Seattle and Hyatt at Olive 8, said: “Once deployed for the hotels’ public areas and guest room High Speed Internet Access systems, it was clear that the Aruba network performed even better than the properties had expected.”

Hyatt hotels observed that the installation of the Aruba network increased wireless performance and allowed the hotels to support the 5Ghz band that all newer mobile devices require.

In addition to providing better access for guests, the Aruba network allows Hyatt hotel staff, equipped with more than 100 Apple iTouch devices, to communicate with HotSoS, Hyatt’s guest request system.

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