MillenniumIT completed the deployment of a one-of-a-kind interactive IT solution for the newest Cinnamon hotel in the city of Colombo; the lean luxury property Cinnamon Red. This solution allows the hotel to enhance their guest experience with smart solutions such as personalised welcome screens, in-room information and entertainment, better connectivity, and enhanced security. This pioneering solution is the first of its kind to be built for the local hospitality industry. The ICT Consultant and Architect for the entirety of the solution was M/S SGIT/John Keells Holdings PLC, who did the ICT/ELV architecture, Solution, Design, Evaluation, Contracting and Project Management for the property.
MillenniumIT’s converged networking allows for the next generation in guest experiences, created especially to meet the challenges of the dynamic hospitality industry. Cinnamon Red can now offer numerous conveniences through multiple services such as data, IP telephony and IPTV to run through a single network. The IPTV interface is customised to welcome guests and allow them to view the hotel services and facilities, keep track of their bills, display information etc. Meanwhile, the accompanying high-speed wireless access enables guests to access the internet 24/7 through their mobiles and laptops, whilst allowing the hotel to manage bandwidth based on user demand. The converged solution also allows for CCTV monitoring, brings with it an inbuilt PA system, and also allows IT teams to seamlessly monitor their systems.
Terrence Fernando, General Manager Cinnamon Red said, “This IP solution by MillenniumIT meets the discerning and demanding needs of the contemporary business traveller efficiently and effectively. By investing in this lean yet cutting edge technology at Cinnamon Red, we’re confident in offering our patrons the best in hospitality by bridging luxury and affordability”
Representing the hotel owner, Engineer Rohana Wannigama, Director of Sancity Hotels & Properties Limited said “The solution provided by MillenniumIT has added value by introducing a unique and efficient system to the city hospitality sector. The IP based infrastructure implemented at Cinnamon Red has made it a leader in technology and innovation.”
Faiq Faaiz, Executive Vice President, MillenniumIT said, “MillenniumIT considers it a key milestone to be selected as the IP solution provider for Cinnamon Red. It was a challenging task which established MillenniumIT as an innovative technology partner in hospitality industry, and another addition to our key milestones as a trusted and leading technology partner in the industry.
Built by construction giant Sanken Construction, the hotel has bridged a much needed gap in the heart of Colombo for a hotel focusing on the contemporary business traveller. This is yet another pioneering effort on the part of Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts and places the group on a strong footing in a highly competitive and booming hospitality industry.