Doha’s West Bay Four Seasons almost done

Work on the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha’s West Bay area nears completion as IDC installs Molex’s Premise Network infrastructure throughout the project

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By  Rhys Jones Published  September 4, 2004

International Data Communications (IDC), the IT division of Construction Development Company (CDC) and the certified installer of Molex Premise Networks in Qatar, is currently completing the network infrastructure at the Four Seasons Hotel development in Doha’s West Bay area. The installation includes all types of networking including CCTV, telephone, Internet, video systems, satellite systems, and security systems at the hotel and West Bay complex. A total of 213 500 m of copper and 6000 m of fibre cabling have been used to deploy the system. The West Bay Complex, constructed by CDC, combines a hotel and associated buildings including offices, apartments, townhouses and a marina. Valued at US $140 million, the 55 411 m2 project will have 232-rooms as well as lower and plaza levels in addition to its 18 floors. The hotel will also feature five presidential suites, one royal suite and two duplex suites as well as a range of restaurants, a tea lounge, cigar bar and lounge, a grand ballroom, banquet ballroom, meeting rooms and an outdoor function courtyard. Recreational facilities include a squash club, gymnasiums, a tennis centre and a spa and juice bar, all of which will be connected to the network. “This is the largest network of its kind in the region. This is one of the first instances where the entire networking design has been done locally, linking all aspects of the hotel infrastructure including CCTV, telephone, Internet, video systems, satellite systems and security systems. We have been informed that the Four Seasons chain plan to use this design as a template for other upcoming projects,” said George Kenich of CDC. CDC, with support from OnLine and Molex, supplied and installed a Molex cat5e copper and fibre solution consisting of both multimode and single mode cables, with around 4200 data points in and around the premises. The entire set up is compatible with Hamilton faceplates used in each of the hotel’s guest rooms to meet the decorative and aesthetic aspect of the project. “Molex was involved right from the designing stage. Representatives from the company, along with BICSI certified members from OnLine, worked with our consultants to get the appropriate network design in place on time. The combined team met and exceeded the required standards set by the consultants,” added Kenich.

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