As a luxury resort, El Dorado welcomes people from all over the world, including many celebrities and famous people. One of the resort's main attractions is its spectacular Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, a members-only beach club, and a private day spa.
Needless to say, all guests arriving at El Dorado are expecting a superb experience - from the amenities the resort offers to every detail involved in making the guest's stay more pleasant. An important part of the experience is nature and beauty in the region.
Especially for that reason, El Dorado didn't want a macro cell tower installed on its property. This type of construction would interfere with the natural beauty of the place.
With this in mind, QMC proposed a camouflaged solution: hidden in plain sight, it could solve the resort's - and the customer's - connectivity needs.
One of the limitations that the resort faced was the mountainous topography: it was hard to cover specific areas since the mountain acted as a natural barrier for the cellular signal, and the reach of a macro cell was lower than normal. Hence, the region's resorts need an almost exclusive coverage project to provide connectivity to guests and employees.
Based on El Dorado's identified construction constraints, QMC designed a solution to reduce the infrastructure's visual impact: a special concealment solution, camouflaging the antennas.
One of the most popular uses of camouflaged solutions was in the form of a pine tree monopole. But for El Dorado, QMC designed a unique project to match the resort's golf course landscape: a rock.
As we mentioned before, Los Cabos is popular for its rock formations, including The Arch, The Pelican Rock, Neptune's Finger, and The Lookout.
To blend the cellular antennas into the landscape and cover the whole resort with only one connectivity solution, QMC designed a "fake rock" to hide the antennas.
The whole process was extremely professional, counting on designers to create the rock's shape and photoshopping it in several formats and angles to visualize how it would impact the Golf Course's landscape.
Once the design was approved, local stones were used to replicate original small rocks so the camouflage samples could completely match with the surrounding landscape.
When anyone goes on vacation to a superb location, there is a baseline expectation around that experience. There are some things that you don't even think about lacking, once they have become so omnipresent. Cellular coverage is one of those.
For El Dorado, given its with high profile guests, not providing such an essential service was entirely out of the question. It was essential for customers to connect with their families and friends and be able to share their updates via exciting social media experiences.
That's why El Dorado was one of the first special projects QMC attempted. From a commercial and technical perspective, we have that vision of the future: connectivity is here to stay.