|[January 08, 2013]
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates to Offer New Wireless Services for Hotel Guests
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Kempinski Hotel at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai has partnered with
Aruba Networks (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) to provide upgraded wireless network
access to meet the growing demand for secure and high speed wireless
internet access by hotel guests who carry a multitude of devices ranging
from smart phones, tablets, gaming devices, and music players to
notebooks. Aruba Networks has upgraded the legacy network at the
luxurious alpine-themed retreat to the latest 802.11n technology to
deliver the network requirements of today's business and leisure
travellers who demand reliable connectivity for high bandwidth intensive
applications. Combining comfort with convenience, the upgrade will
enable the Kempinski hotel to increase the range of wireless services
offered to include features such as IPTV (News - Alert), complimentary internet access
in suites and enhanced guest services.
Kempinski Hotel at Mall of the Emirates is one of the Kempinski group's flagship properties, combining shopping, entertainment and dining options with 5-star accommodations, including luxury ski chalets. (Photo: Business Wire)
Kempinski Hotel at Mall of the Emirates is one of the Kempinski group's
flagship properties, combining shopping, entertainment and dining
options with 5-star accommodations, including luxury ski chalets.
Kempinski selected Aruba Networks to ensure that its IT team could
incorporate future-proof options to not only centrally manage and
configure all access points within one location, but also to ensure
efficient management of both hotel guest and staff wireless connectivity
Prasanna Rupasinghe, Director of Information Technology at Kempinski
Hotel, said: "The satisfaction of our guests is of the utmost importance
and, for many travellers today, that means the ability to securely and
reliably connect to personal applications and hotel services wirelessly.
With the solution provided by Aruba we can be confident in the peed and
reliability of our connection in the hotel, and also introduce new
features that make us stand out as a modern luxury retreat."
The partnership adds the Kempinski Hotels group to Aruba's growing
portfolio of customers in the Middle East and further demonstrates the
company's strength in providing mobility solutions and wireless Internet
connectivity at work and in leisure environments. The 802.11n solution
installed at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates comprises more than
400 wall-mounted units of multi-service AP93Hs and 63 AP105 access
points to provide reliable wireless connectivity in high traffic areas
such as corridors and meeting rooms, as well as Aruba's 6000 Mobility
Controllers for network scalability, security and access management.
Ammar Enaya, General Manager for Middle East at Aruba Networks, added:
"Our work with Kempinski reinforces our expertise in providing network
solutions to customers that demand the utmost in reliability, security
and scalability across their wireless network infrastructures. Our
technology provides the flexibility that Kempinski needs to make sure
that guests have first class internet access in the hotel and IT support
teams are equipped to manage the demands on the network from both the
company and visitors."
About Kempinski Hotels
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe's oldest luxury hotel group.
Kempinski's rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb
hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its
properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels
in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the
Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success
of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The
portfolio includes historic landmark properties, award-winning urban
lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each
one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while
embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a
founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world's largest
alliance of independent hotels.
About Aruba Networks, Inc.
Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access
solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company's Mobile Virtual
Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network
infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate
headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests.
This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and
users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon,
dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational
Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in
Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas,
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more,
visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com.
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