Aconex provides online collaboration to The Savoy hotel restoration Thursday 14 February 2008 PDF Print Aconex will provide its online collaboration solution to companies working on the £100m restoration of The Savoy, one of London’s most famous hotels. The system will be used to manage the large volume of information generated on the project and streamline communication between team members. Aconex is a web-based platform for managing project information such as drawings, documents and correspondence. Through using the system, project participants are able to view, track and share their files electronically in real-time, reducing the need for paper documents. The Savoy, London’s first luxury hotel, is undergoing a 16 month restoration project. The development will include the addition of a new Royal Suite and a new champagne bar. The River Restaurant will be transformed from a breakfast and Sunday brunch venue to innovative fine dining. In the Thames Foyer, the hotel’s afternoon tea venue, a glass roof and a specially built conservatory, rendered in silver, will be added. Kiaran MacDonald, General Manager of The Savoy, said: “This is a high profile project that needs to be completed within a tight schedule, so we can’t afford to lose time due to lost documents or miscommunication. Aconex will help us to control all our documents and project mail. Being able to view and mark up drawings online will reduce the time and cost associated with using paper documents.” Yuval Attias, Aconex Regional Manager Europe, said: “We expect that thousands of documents and correspondence items will be generated over this project’s lifecycle. This information will need to be effectively managed to ensure that The Savoy’s doors open on time. Using Aconex will save time through speeding up information exchange, cut costs such as printing and couriers, and reduce exposure to risks such as reworks, disputes and delays.” Aconex, www.aconex.com, is the world’s largest provider of online collaboration to the construction and engineering industries. From its 40 offices worldwide, the company services projects with a combined value of £90 billion. Other hospitality projects using Aconex include the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, the Venetian Macau casino resort, the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in Singapore, and more than 20 hotel projects in the Middle East. The Savoy which opened in 1889 and is located on the Strand in central London, was the first purpose-built luxury hotel in the capital. Today, the hotel remains one of London's most prestigious hotels, with panoramic views of the River Thames. The Savoy is managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, the largest luxury hotel company in North America. Ends. Media contact: Will Turbet, Aconex Marketing Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Aconex in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, Construction & Property, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.