MIAMI – When Swire Hotels opened its new hotel ‘EAST, Miami,’ located at Brickell City Centre, earlier this month, it also brought online its massive technology system. Selected to develop the crucial core infrastructure to support the building’s high IT demands was Miami-based Unified Technologies.
With a proven track record for its unwavering commitment to customer service and client satisfaction, Unified Technologies was chosen over many international IT conglomerates to service the hotel’s network requirements, which included multiple Cisco Data Centers, LAN Switching, information storage and low voltage power systems.
“We know there are numerous choices for the services that Unified Technologies provide, but it’s the utmost importance for us to support the economies in which we build,” said Mihai Bote CHTP, Director of Information Technology at Swire Hotels.” “By working with Unified Technologies, we’re confident we will have the necessary backend technology to run our systems and that we are in good hands to receive top-level customer service wherever it’s needed.”
The massive multi-tower Brickell City Centre was built to house luxury condos, retail, offices and a modern luxury hotel. Technology necessary to handle the needs of the hotel project alone require a state-of-the-art fully redundant backbone to support converged networks and services such as VOIP, high-end centralized audio-video, complex integrated servers, computers, video-surveillance, RFID and BLE access control, mobile POS, intelligent elevators with access synchronization, integrated mobile app, 4K Samsung Smart TV platform for guest rooms and meeting spaces including state of the art video-walls, and ultra-reliable extreme-high-speed beacon ready Wi-Fi.
“EAST, Miami is equipped with the top technology available. To support this, we have provided them with the foundation necessary to ensure all elements which use the systems are able to do so with the greatest speed and reliability possible.” said Gerardo Bassett, VP of Advanced Technologies at Unified Technologies.
To ensure a system that will remain technologically relevant and to expand in the future, Unified Technologies served as Solutions Architects, taking a modular approach to source the exact equipment and appropriate vendors to complete the system. Through longstanding relationships with companies such as Cisco, EMC and Emerson Network Power, the Unified Technologies team was able to bridge the gap between technology providers and its client, Swire Hotels.
“To best provide our clients, like EAST, Miami at the Brickell City Centre, with the exact system they are looking for, we evaluate numerous best of breed vendor’s products so our clients can then make the final choices for their technology needs based on solid recommendations. Our architectural approach allows us the ability to guarantee the systems will work seamlessly together while providing the necessary customer service at any given time,” said Tony Silva, CEO and president of Unified Technologies.
Swire Properties Inc, the developers of Brickell City Centre is a Miami based company that has employed thousands of people in South Florida, including boutique providers such as Unified Technologies. It is expected that Swire and Brickell City Centre will bring millions of dollars into the local economy.
ABOUT UNIFIED TECHNOLOGIES
The highly skilled team at Unified Technologies has unparalleled amount of technical and business experience within the IT and Communications Industries. The Unified Technologies team is comprised of Certified Practice Managers and Engineers who align and work diligently with Preferred Partners such as Cisco, HP, Dell, Citrix, VMWARE, EMC, Veeam, Ruckus and Checkpoint to help companies with any integral part of their IT and Communications Infrastructure.
Unified Technologies’ goal is to empower its business partners, equip them with the highest quality products including field, cloud based and managed services, giving them the leverage they need to compete in today’s global marketplace. Specializing in industries that include Financial, Hospitality, Educational, Legal and Government — Unified Technologies’ clients can count on unified computing, converged infrastructure and secure solution experiences.
About Swire Hotels and Swire Restaurants
Swire Hotels has been created to manage soulfully individual hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the USA, providing a characterful experience for well-travelled individually minded travelers who seek originality, style and personalized service. We create distinctive hotels with a sense of place that break with convention. The company’s first hotel, The Opposite House in Beijing, opened in 2008 and was followed by The Upper House, Hong Kong, and then by EAST, Hong Kong and EAST, Beijing. The Temple House in Chengdu is opened in July 2015 and EAST, Miami will open in 2016. A restaurant division was set up in 2013 to manage the company’s stand-alone restaurant operations. Our first restaurant Plat du Jour opened in November 2013 followed by Public and Ground Public in Quarry Bay. The Continental in Pacific Place opened in October 2014 and Mr & Mrs Fox in Taikoo Place in 2015. Our latest addition, the second Plat du Jour opened in Pacific Place in January 2016. More information is available at www.swirehotels.com.
About Brickell City Centre
Brickell City Centre is a landmark $1.05 billion, 5.4 million square foot mixed‐use development in downtown Miami from Swire Properties Inc, one of South Florida’s leading international developers of real estate known for its $1 billion master‐planned development of Brickell Key. The project’s first phase includes a luxury and premium shopping center, two residential towers, EAST, Miami hotel, and two mid-rise office towers. The project is LEED®-registered for Neighborhood Development – currently one of the largest in the U.S. Sustainability elements include the $30 million CLIMATE RIBBON™; a masterpiece of art and science, the elevated trellis will span 150,000 square feet, connecting the project’s three city blocks and acting as an environmental management system. As the largest private-sector project currently under construction in Miami, Brickell City Centre began vertical construction in 2013 and the first phase of construction began completion end of 2015. Phase II is scheduled for commencement end of 2017. More information is available at www.brickellcitycentre.com.