The Columbia Club

Indianapolis’ Prestigious 120 Year Old Private Club & Hotel

A rock solid property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This distinguished private club is a 10 story structure with 97-guest rooms located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis on Monument Circle.  Reciprocal memberships from private clubs all over the world are honored.  This club boasts four restaurants and lounges, multiple meeting facilities, a business center for guests and fitness center with pool and outdoor dining. 

Objective:

Bring in property wide Wi-Fi to the members and guests of The Columbia Club as a modern guest amenity to stay competitive with other private clubs, hotels, meeting facilities and restaurants in the area. 

Challenges:

Budgetary concerns and high priced bids from other wireless network integrators had made The Columbia Club hesitant to implement Wi-Fi initiatives. The club was built solidly with few chases in common areas to run cabling. It was important to maintain the historic look and feel of this club without compromise to their décor. Its prominent membership demanded that any club service is of the highest quality and reliability.

Result:

eWireless married technology from a variety of commercial class original equipment manufacturers and architected an efficient and cost effective wireless network. Wireless Distribution Systems allowed for minimal cabling to be needed while signal shaping allowed the eWireless team to ensure consistent and reliable signal strength where needed. Equipment was placed in discrete areas to protect the historic feel of the private club. The project was installed, tested and complete within 48 hours.