The K Club Case Study

The Kildare Hotel, at The K Club, Ireland’s First AA 5 Red Star Hotel, is located in the heart of the idyllic Irish countryside on the banks of the River Liffey in Straffan, Co.Kildare.

“The K Club delivers the very highest levels of service and standards in terms of its accommodation, food and beverage offerings,” says John Mitchell, Director of Finance at The K Club. “The same goes for Wi-Fi. In partnership with VEI, The K Club boasts free, high-speed Wi-Fi access across the resort. VEI’s impeccable support gives our staff the confidence that they can meet the Wi-Fi needs of all our guests.”

VEI is responsible for the provision of Wi-Fi to all guests and staff in the hotel. The K Club have has just finished an extensive renewal and renovation programme and the resort is looking better than ever. Over €20 million has been spent renovating, renewing and extending the property which is widely recognised as one of Europe’s most iconic resorts. The K Club built a new wing, located to the west side of the hotel, which contains 70 bedrooms, bringing the total number of rooms at The K Club to 140.

Over 150 high-density Wi-Fi access points were installed together with controller software to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi to all guests and staff. All bedrooms now boast fibre broadband capable of reaching download speeds of up to 250mb, while also providing analysis on usage using VEI’s in-house social marketing-tool: KaptiFi.

“For our hotel guests, Wi-Fi is nearly more important than running water” says Owen Murtagh, IT Manager at The K Club. “What is crucial for us is the support that comes with it. I would whole-heartedly recommend VEI. They offer stellar, stellar support.”

You can read more about the renewal of the K Club including the Wi-Fi upgrade on their website.