The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa opening January 10, 2002, in Hollywood, FL, on the Atlantic shore, is among the most technologically advanced hotels in the world.
The 1,000-room hotel with adjacent Convention Center and nearby Country Club is not only the most extensive resort to be launched in the United States in the first part of the 21st century but it has created an unparalleled, cutting-edge, all-fiber, gigabyte infrastructure to accomplish state-of-art meetings and conventions.
Its technological capacity and menu of services anticipates the most sophisticated requirements with 1,100 dataports, bandwith-on-demand, on-site IT staff, redundant ISP feeds, video conferencing and Janus plasma display screens/reader boards.
Guest Room Capabilities
Technology services have been created to accommodate the guest’s in-room personal needs and corporate meeting needs. Each of the 1,000 guest rooms features the following:
.High-speed Internet access
.Two dataports: one for Internet usage, one for private networking (virtual LAN)
.Television that has On-Command which features wireless keyboard services for gaming and web access
.TV scroll providing corporate meeting times and dates
.Two dual-line speaker and cordless phones with voicemail
.5-digit dialing between The Westin Diplomat and the Country Club
Note: Suites at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa along with Country Club guest rooms also feature in-room faxes with faxing, copying and printing capabilities.
Convention Center Capabilities
Adjacent to the hotel is a state-of-the art, 209,000-square-foot Convention Center that has been specifically designed and dedicated to facilitate successful business meetings.
Extra measures have been taken to increase guest intraconnectivity between the resort, Country Club and
Convention Center to make corporate group meetings seamless in any place at any time including:
.860 Dataports comprised of CAT5 and fiber connections located in the Convention Center
.High-speed Internet Access
.Corporate Web hosting service; a guest is able to have Internet access to all of the hotel’s meeting rooms and be linked to any number of guest rooms at the same time via a secure and private networks that allows companies to release proprietary information to meeting attendees
.Virtual networking between group and home corporate offices
.Within the Great Hall are Walker ducts and 50-patch paneling to give more flexibility and connectivity, power and telephone service
.Corporate Technical Meeting Packages available according to needs and technical requirements
According to the hotel’s Director of MIS, Steve Hicks, “The Westin Diplomat’s concept of ‘private networking’ connectivity will create secure networks within networks for meetings and conventions not possible at other properties. These networks may then be extended to guest rooms, meeting space, out to the Internet, or back to a corporate home office. The unique part is that we are able to provide it on demand, and at any bandwidth you like.”
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, managed and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is the most extensive resort to be launched in the United States in the first part of the 21st century, offering Convention Center and complimentary meeting facilities that are as large as and/or larger and more comprehensive than those found in most cities.
Situated on Hollywood Beach on the Atlantic Ocean the main resort (rising 39-stories, making it the tallest building in Broward County) will open January 2002, boasting 900 guest rooms and 100 suites. The adjacent, state-of-the-art 209,000-square-foot Convention Center features a 50,000-square-foot, unobstructed Great Hall, 4 Ballrooms and multilevel parking garage. Amenities include The Diplomat Country Club & Spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, 10-clay court Tennis Center and a 30-slip marina.