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Wellesley Hotel - Luxury Hotel Technology Upgrade

Press Release: June 20, 2018

The prestigious Wellesley Hotel in Knightsbridge, named after Sir Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, is a beautifully restored 1920s townhouse in London’s Knightsbridge area. It has recently undergone major refurbishment including an upgrade of the audio visual, lighting and data systems.

Art Deco architecture
The modern Art Deco styling, views over Hype Park and selection of top restaurants and bars make it one of London’s finest luxury hotels. Upgrading the facilities is an important factor in keeping the hotel among the leading hotel properties in London.

The transformation included new electrical wiring, cat6a data cabling and audio visual systems throughout. New ceiling heaters were also installed and uplighters required electrical wiring to light up the bronze up stands and centrepieces.

Financial Impact
Contractors working with luxury hotels must understand the financial implications of closing premises for refurbishment works. They therefore have to work to extremely tight timescales, closing the property for the absolute minimum amount of time. Rigorous upfront planning and a strict programme of work ensures there is only limited disruption before normal services is restored.

Suppliers must also respect the integrity of the design and building, blending modern cabling and other technologies with classic renovation techniques. This ensures guests receive the experience of authentic Art Deco style, without compromising on modern conveniences and connectivity.
Technology in Modern Hotels
Technology is becoming an increasingly important factor for modern hoteliers, who understand the necessity for reliable cabling infrastructure embedded into the very fabric of the building, connecting many of the systems that keep the hotel operational.

Challenges for Contractors
The electrical and cabling refurbishment work was carried out by Electrical Installation Services, one of the UKs premier electrical installation contractors, they were asked how working in the luxury hotel environment differs from other installation work; "the obvious difference was that the structure of the building makes it very difficult to conceal cables and installing modern technology into the fabric of the building was an enormous challenge." The company has experience of working on other high end properties and even luxury yachts.

About The Wellesley Hotel
The Wellesley Knightsbridge – an opulent hotel offering a discreet and uncompromising service for the discerning traveller within 36 exquisitely decorated rooms and suites.

About Electrical Installation Services

Electrical Installation Services comprises of fully accredited, reliable, industry experts with the capability to take on the full range of electrical installation projects. The team is split across three locations, with offices in Wiltshire, Hertfordshire and the City of London, which makes them ideally placed to deliver both national and regional projects in a timely manner.

They have extensive experience working with clients from a range of industries, including education, retail, commercial and high-end residential. All work is carried out to the highest installation and health and safety standards, and they are regularly assessed by NICEIC to ensure they continue to meet these high technical standards.


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