American property investment firm Starwood Capital Group has appointed QDOS Communications as the IT and Telecommunications designer, adviser, supply and commissioning consultant for multiple extended stay hotels in Central London.

The hotel properties are located in two of London’s top emerging areas: Bermondsey and Earls Court. The hotels, will comprise nearly 500 units upon completion. The units feature apartment-like amenities including full kitchenettes, living and dining rooms, and washer dryers. In addition, the hotels will offer over 25,000 square feet of commercial and office space, including many new guest amenities such as social lobbies, lounges and gyms.

The London aparthotels are located in Long Lane, SE1  (87 apartments) Bermondsey Street, SE1 (101 apartments), and Warwick Road, SW5 (307 apartments)

With the hotels being built in 2008 they are undergoing a high-specification redevelopment. A comprehensive technology refresh exercise is underway that has seen QDOS design a futureproof ICT infrastructure, and arrange manufacturer pricing support under a competitive framework pricing structure that includes,

  • BT Installation Network Services – SIP Internet Telephone Lines and 200/1000 Leased Line & 100mb Backup
  • Mitel MiVoice Telephone System with Voice over WIFI Phones
  • Hotel IT Local Area Network
  • IT Infrastructure including Hardware & Software
  • Oracle Property Management System
  • Micros Simphony EPOS Software & Terminals
  • Samsung SMART TV Solution
  • Ruckus WIFI Internet
  • Background Music
  • Cellular Repeater
  • Access Control System
  • CCTV and Cabling
  • Audio Visual and Cabling

Simon Catterick, Managing Director of QDOS said: “We are proud to have been chosen by Starwood Capital, one of the world’s leading property investment firms, for this exciting project. We’ve no doubt these new extended-stay hotels will bring a unique style to these increasingly popular areas within the capital. Recognising that guests may be staying for much longer than a single night, the in-room technology must offer a home-from-home experience, or better. And the back-office systems must meet the current demands of busy extended-stay hotels, with a flexible future upgrade path. That has all been taken into account with the Starwood Capital extended-stay hotels, so as to develop systems that meet the general & specific hotel ICT requirements in the short, medium and longer term.”

The photo shows the 307 apartment Starwood Capital extended-stay hotel in Warwick Road, London, SW5. The project is scheduled for completion late 2016/early 2017.