Case studies

Kensington Close Hotel

Solutions Drive Productivity
Services Manage
Sector Hospitality
Platforms HP, WatchGuard

Kensington Close Hotel is part of the Cola Hotels Group, and is located in central London, England.


Previously, the hotel had low grade broadband connectivity, a poor wireless system and a traditional phone system. They planned to have a huge refurbishment adding more than 300 bedrooms. They needed to upgrade their entertainment and wireless offer to reflect their 4 star status.

The existing network was flat with no core and had only standard network switches with no management.


SysGroup proposed mapping the existing infrastructure and planning a new one to be laid down until switchover. The new network would have:

  • HP core with 2x HP5400 switches and 70 fibre runs
  • 70 HP2600 access switches and 200 HP wireless access points
  • A pair of WatchGuard 5 series firewalls for complete availability


The hotel now has:

  • Premium guest Wi-Fi access
  • A VoIP telephone system and IP televisions in all rooms
  • Corporate conferencing for their customers with high bandwidth services up to 100Mbps per second.
  • The work SysGroup implemented has led to an additional £20,000 plus a month in revenue.