QHotels invests £1.7m in internet upgrade

By Becky Paskin

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QHotels' Oxford Belfry has benefitted from the bandwidth upgrade
QHotels' Oxford Belfry has benefitted from the bandwidth upgrade
The 21-strong QHotels has invested £1.7m in upgrading its IT facilities, and now claims to be the only hotel group in the UK to offer a 90mbps internet bandwidth for conferences.

Designed to allow simultaneous internet access for a multitude of delegates, QHotels believes its upgraded bandwidth gives the group a point of difference against its competitors.

David Kelly, director of IT at QHotels, said: “This investment gives us an incredibly strong IT product that really is the cherry on the top of our Total Meetings Package. With the explosion of video conferencing, our ability to offer 90Mbps bandwidth is a real point of difference for us, especially for international clients who require high definition video conferencing facilities.

“To put this investment into context, your average hotel can offer around just 8Mbps of bandwidth for conferences, and this would be shared with the rest of the hotel and amongst other guests. Our 90Mbps of dedicated bandwidth means that our delegates can enjoy uninterrupted internet access at high quality and speed without interruption from other users in the hotel.”

The investment follows a £1.1m injection into the group’s conferencing and events offer in 2010.

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