Tested and secure connectivity for UK hospitality sector

To meet the rising technological demands of today’s hotel guests, British cloud and network provider, Exponential-e has announced it will become a Gold Sponsor of HOSPA. Under the arrangement, HOSPA, the industry association for hospitality professionals in finance, revenue management and IT, will offer its members access to Exponential-e’s uncontended, superfast 100 Gig Ethernet network, allowing hotels across the UK to have the infrastructure in place to deliver connected guest experiences.

Internet connectivity a critical component of modern hospitality services

Commenting on the partnership, Carl Weldon, Chief Executive of HOSPA, said: “We are delighted to welcome Exponential-e to our association as a Gold Sponsor. They are a company that will add to the breadth of options and technical services offered to our members via the HOSPA Solutions Showcase.”

“A decent Wi-Fi connection is now one of the most important facilities for hotel guests and it as much of a differentiator as a clean bed or the location,” said Lee Wade, CEO, Exponential-e. “By becoming a gold sponsor of HOSPA, we have the opportunity to ensure hotel guests can be connected at all times. Having worked with hospitality organisations to improve their network and cloud infrastructures since our inception in 2002, we are well placed to help the UK’s hotels confidently upgrade IT services with a trusted industry partner.”

Secure network

Today, the company’s uncontended, private 100 Gig Ethernet network is used by over 200 hotels across the UK, servicing over 40,000 rooms. Exponential-e’s network has been designed for hotels looking to provide visitors with secure and advanced technological capabilities, and enables hospitality and leisure venues to optimise the connectivity services for guests, to deliver business-class internet with built-in cloud and voice services. In addition, since all services are delivered down a single piece of fibre, the bespoke and flexible network packages means turning services on-and-off, or scaling them, is simple and practically instantaneous.

Andrew Thombs from Atlas Hotels is in agreement. “We chose Exponential-e for its unique network, which gives us greater flexibility than other traditional options available on the market today. Our hotels can now ensure the best possible quality of connection for visitors through the separation of guest and corporate traffic, and we can also quickly scale our resources up or down as required for specific guest requirements.”

“We have peace of mind knowing Exponential-e’s network is both PCI and ISO27001 tested and secure, which supports our reputation for excellence in our field as the UK’s biggest franchisee of the Holiday Inn Express brand. We now use Exponential-e for the majority of our 46 sites, and the company’s service and support has been integral to helping our significant expansion over the past year,” concluded Thombs.