Case Study: The Westin Houston, Memorial City Hotel
The Westin Houston, Memorial City Hotel is a 289-room luxury hotel with 75 residential units on the top floors and more than 33,000 square feet of meeting and event space. It is located between the Memorial City Mall and the Memorial City Hospital in West Houston, TX. In 2014 it was ranked #7 on the 2014 U.S. News & World Report list of Best Houston Hotels.
Serving as headquarters for the 2017 Super Bowl, The Westin Houston, Memorial City Hotel needed to tackle its in-building wireless coverage to support the exponential explosion of mobile consumption it expected from the onslaught of team players, coaches and support staff moving into the hotel in preparation for the big game. Instead of working with each wireless service provider individually, which proposed its own operational, technological and financial challenges, The Westin Houston, Memorial City Hotel partnered with Airwavz to deliver wireless technology to manage its building mobility needs.
Airwavz’s experienced team immediately took to the field to design and develop an advanced wireless platform that essentially turned The Westin Houston, Memorial City Hotel into in-building cell towers by cost-effectively adding capacity and coverage. While the game clock was ticking towards kick off, Airwavz completed the project in less than 3 months and teamed up with three major service provides to deliver wireless service on Airwavz infrastructure-as-a-service platform.
The primary objective for The Westin Houston, Memorial City Hotel was to provide high-performance, high-quality wireless services to meet the demanding needs of high-profile athletes and VIPs. The system was designed with Multiple Input, Multiple Output or MIMO antenna systems to provide the maximum possible throughput. Airwavz’s customized solution included a new 3 1/2 mile fiber-optic cable from a centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) facility to the site that supported an in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS).