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Sheraton Imperial Hotel Modernizes Its Wireless Networks with Cisco

Local Hotel Partners with Clearview Networks to Deliver Faster, More Reliable Internet for Guests with Multiple Devices

Durham, NC, June 11, 2015 --( Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, the ultimate guest and dining experience with more than 34,000 square feet of meeting space, deployed substantial upgrades to its wireless network, which is now designed to better meet the business needs of its guests, including faster and more reliable Internet capabilities across multiple devices.

Located just moments away from Research Triangle Park, the Sheraton Imperial caters to travelers who are from major global corporations and universities and often carry multiple Internet-enabled devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets. By upgrading its Wi-Fi infrastructure, the hotel fulfilled the increasing demand for improved Internet as part of the modern hotel guest experience. Since deploying the new network, the number of connected devices and the amount of traffic on the network, have doubled.

Clearview Networks, which specializes in offering network solutions for the hospitality industry, worked with the Sheraton Imperial to deploy over 115 Cisco Aironet 700W Series Access Points. These dual-radio, 802.11n-based access points can be mounted on the wall over existing data outlets. Ideal for hospitality businesses that are looking to enhance the guest experience with Wi-Fi, the Cisco Aironet 700W Series can handle complex wireless access demands by many guests and across multiple devices, and provide cost-savings through seamless integration with existing networks.

“When travelers used to arrive with just a laptop, wireless access points in our hallways were able to cover as many as 10 rooms,” said Mike Martino, general manager of the Sheraton Imperial. “Today, with guests bringing two to four devices or more, we needed to modernize our system to cater to the growing demand for faster, more reliable Internet connectivity. Thanks to our partnership with Clearview Networks, our new CISCO access points will help us continue to meet our goal of excellent customer service.”

“Because the new access points are now located in the guest rooms, people will have the ability to connect multiple devices at a significantly high signal strength, while keeping the signal-to-noise ratio low,” said John Sullivan, president of Clearview Networks. “We are proud to have helped the Sheraton Imperial provide this upgrade to meet the needs of its guests.”

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About Sheraton Imperia:
The Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, owned and operated by Imperial Hotel Group, Inc. and managed by Davidson and Jones Hotel Corporation, is located in southeast Durham just minutes from Research Triangle Park (RTP), a global innovation hub. Within easy reach of Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Cary, the hotel has 331 guest rooms and 19 suites, 34,000 square feet of meeting space, complimentary Wi-Fi, a full-service business center, outdoor pool and whirlpool, lighted tennis courts, jogging trail, full catering service and more. Club Guests enjoy complimentary access to the Club Lounge, an upscale gathering spot with scenic views, PC stations and other amenities. Committed to environmental sustainability, Sheraton Imperial is one of the only hotels in the Triangle that has invested in a compost initiative, which saves an average of 403 pounds per day from the general waste system. For more information, visit:

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. We are a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. One of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) allows members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, visit
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