Crowne Plaza - North Augusta
Size: Approx. 130,000 SF
Location: North Augusta, SC
NTI CLIENT: Wakefield Beasley & Associates / Rabun Architects
Scope: IT, Security, and AV
The Crowne Plaza is owned by IHG hotels and has the mission statement to provide guests a hotel that they love by providing one of a kind hospitality. Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resort has over 420 locations worldwide, making it the 3rd largest upscale hotel brand in the world. The Crowne Plaza North Augusta opened its doors on January 14th, 2019. The hotel has 180 rooms and 11,243 SF of meeting space. The largest of the seven meeting rooms can accommodate 600 people.
NTI was the technology consultant on the design team for North Augusta’s new Crowne Plaza hotel, which boasts two bars and a wood fire grill restaurant. Guest rooms are configured with updated technology, including wireless coverage and multiple USB ports. We began with space planning, then designed the cabling systems, security, audio visual, and wireless networks.
Cabling System - A standards-based infrastructure consisting of copper and fiber optic cabling to support voice (PBX, voicemail, call accounting systems) and data (Point-of-Sale, Property Management, Administrative LAN, time clock, wireless and hardwired internet) services.
MATV/CATV - The vendor-approved cabling infrastructure consists of coaxial cabling, splitters, taps, and amplifiers to provide a complete distribution system. The system supports the Free-To-Guest (FTG), Pay-Per-View (PPV), and CATV system.
Security - Security system typically includes video surveillance (cameras, monitors, digital recorders, video management, and archiving software) and intrusion Detection (door contact alarms, alarm control panel, keypads, motion detectors, duress alarms). We will incorporate owner device locations in our drawing set as part of the Construction Documents after review and sign-off by the owner.
Audio Visual- We will design and produce construction documents and specifications for the AV systems requirements following brand standards and client direction for the meeting room and background music areas. Our AV systems design will address all components related to audio visual content in the ballroom, meeting rooms, and public spaces. Our construction documents and performance specifications will address all speakers, cabling, AV wall plates, input sources, amplifiers, junction boxes, conduit, and infrastructure for meeting rooms.