SHERATON GRAND HOTEL BEDROOMS AND PUBLIC AREAS
The hotel in Edinburgh City Centre recently underwent a phased refurbishment. This included 269 Guest Bedrooms, Junior Suites, Presidential Suites, Executive lounge, public areas, conference rooms and non-customer facing areas of the hotel.
AKD Electrical, who have a longstanding relationship with the Sheraton, were appointed directly by the hotel to liaise closely with the main building contractors during the refurbishment work. These were Ogilvie Construction and Thomas Johnstone Limited who were responsible for all other aspects of the fit‐out projects.
A complete new structured cabling infrastructure was required to be installed. This will carry all data and voice provision, guest telephone and internet, interactive TV, wireless internet, minibar services, hotel network, hotel internet, hotel telephones, point of sale devices, printers, along with multi media devices such as smart screens and Mediascapes’ AV systems.
In excess of 200km of Cat5e, and Cat6 cabling was installed to over 2000 RJ45 outlets. Seven communications cabinets throughout the hotel are linked with Fibre Optic cable and multi-pair telephone cable to seamlessly link with the Sheraton’s communication systems both internally and externally.
All of the work was carried out while the hotel was open with absolute minimum disruption to the operation of the hotel.