Thinix and Extreme Networks Deploy Reliable, Ubiquitous Wi-Fi to AmericInn Hotel in Winona

March 7, 2018
 
 

For 55 years, Northcott Hospitality has been building, developing and operating hotels and restaurants throughout the United States. The chain has increased from 35 to 200 locations that are either open or under development, with 64 properties alone in Minnesota. As the AmericInn hotel chain grew, so did its guests’ expectations for Wi-Fi connectivity. As such, Northcott Hospitality sought to deploy proven, reliable Wi-Fi solutions at their locations. One of these locations was the AmericInn Hotel and Suites in Winona, Minnesota, a 70 room hotel that offers an array of services and amenities, but this quality of experience needed to be extended to guests’ mobile and digital expectations as well. The evaluated multiple networking vendors and ultimately chose Extreme Networks to deploy a new wireless network. 

Benefits of the new network solution include:

  • Improved guest satisfaction scores

  • Dramatic increase in Wi-Fi connectivity without increase in cost

  • Enhanced network performance and coverage

  • Easy troubleshooting and network monitoring via Thinix

   
 
Challenges
 
 
 
  • Establish a reliable, consistent wireless experience across the property
  • Deploy a cost-effective solution
  • Address potential construction challenges of property
  • Implement network support and management
  • Provide comprehensive network security
 
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