The Lalit Hotel London is the first overseas property for India’s fastest-growing private hotel firm The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. Having risen the bar in India with 11 luxury hotels.

The site for The Lalit Group London hotel is the former St Olave’s Grammar school in Tower Bridge.

Originally designed by Edward Mountford, the architect of the Old Bailey, the Grade II-listed building will house 70 lavish guestrooms and suites, each with its own unique layout and design. Who would have predicted that the headmaster’s office – was set to become a prize suite – would be the most sought-after destination in town?

Background

The 180-year-old neo-baroque edifice, which once housed the erstwhile St. Olave’s Grammar School, is now unveiled as The LaLiT London. Originally designed by Edward Mountford, the architect of the Old Bailey, the Grade II-listed building now house 70 lavish guestrooms and suites, each with their own unique layout and design. Who would have predicted that the headmaster’s office – set to become a prize suite – would be the most sought-after destination in town? The luxury boutique hotel features 70 beautifully designed rooms, each ornamented with custom-made art- combining Indian culture with a quintessentially British charm. Located a stone’s throw away from Tower Bridge, the hotel is discreetly tucked away in the heart of the city, which brings it conveniently close to many of London’s stunning attractions and business hot spots.

Solution

As a known and trusted IT provider, MPR IT was subcontracted to provide The LaLit Hotel, all of their networking infrastructure hardware, from firewalls and switches, to wireless controllers and access points. The IP network will be used for all the Hotel services including real-time systems such as Voice, CCTV, and the IP Television system being installed. The Lalit Hotel is to have a full coverage Wireless LAN for guest access with the latest hardware from our industry leaders. MPR IT is also providing and supporting the Server infrastructure, Desktop PCs, and printing solutions for all the Hotel operational systems.

Results

The finalised network consists of 10GB fibre backbones (running at 20GB in a bonded Ether channel), fully stacked and redundant POE (power over ethernet) switches at the access layer along with a large-scale frame switching solution in the core, this has been designed with full redundancy in mind. MPR IT also provided the core “Oracle Hospitality for Hotels and Resorts” and “Oracle Simphony POS (point of sale)” right through to the customer survey and feedback systems deployed in all the LaLit Hotels. As well as fibre splicing and terminations, server virtualisation, SQL server deployment, wireless network design, and rollout. MPR IT also procured, commissioned, and installed all the desktop pcs with office 365. Finally, a detailed and robust, full backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity plan was implemented.