Electrical Contracting News (ECN) April 2017 - Page 33

PROJECT FOCUS

Hotel and Spa ’ s electrical contractor , Kempson Electrical Services , turned to Hamilton for support .
To facilitate bespoke lighting scenes in each room , Hamilton ’ s Smart Lighting Control was installed . Each suite now features 8x1-10V and 8x2A relay circuits with a DMX controller , which allows a series of lighting scenes to be programmed and set . The lighting is isolated by a hotel key card switch , so when a guest inserts their card the appropriate lighting scene is activated . This creates the perfect ambience in each bedroom , lounge and ensuite bathroom according to the time of day and guest usage of that area .
In some of the bedrooms and en-suites , the DMX controls red , green and blue LED strip lights to create the perfect mood lighting . Meanwhile , all rooms were fitted with a coloured touch screen Maid-Call system to ensure rapid guest assistance when required . A further touch screen has been fitted outside the room to indicate to housekeeping if a guest would like their room cleaned or if they do not wish to be disturbed . Linked to the master touch screen inside the room , a guest can set this message by pressing the appropriate section of the screen .
The style of the eight-button control plates are Linea-Scala in a bright chrome finish on the frame with a satin stainless front cover for a sleek and sophisticated look . This particular two-part design has a stepped edge for a classic feel that ’ s in keeping with the period environment of Danesfield House Hotel and Spa . A hint of the contemporary comes from the plate ’ s concealed fixings : Hamilton ’ s patented four-point plate clipping system CFX means that no screws are visible .
Each control plate has been engraved , allowing every control button to be identified easily and minimise the need for assistance .
To achieve the coordinated aesthetic required throughout each bedroom suite , all other switches , wall plates and accessories were fitted in the same Linea- Scala CFX design and finish . This includes a special plate with US13 , Shuko and USA
sockets , which was installed in each room to improve the comfort and experience of tech savvy and international guests .
Seamless integration
Hamilton provided a stylish and decorative solution at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa , ensuring that the lighting control was seamlessly and sympathetically integrated into the historical and luxury environment , while all electrical accessories were coordinated .
‘ We ’ re delighted with the finished restoration project ,’ says Danesfield House Hotel and Spa general manager Anthony Cox . ‘ We aim to offer each and every guest the best experience during
Hamilton ’ s Smart Lighting Control was installed in each room .
their stay and although lighting control may seem like such a small part it can make a significant difference to a guest ’ s comfort . Every little feature counts , and the coordinated look Hamilton has provided in each of our bedroom suites reflects the quality and attention to detail that is synonymous with Danesfield House Hotel and Spa .’
Shaun Kempson , from Kempson Electrical Services , adds , ‘ In a period property such as this , only the highest quality will do . Hamilton has provided us with a fantastic , hi-tech solution that gives visitors a luxury experience while Danesfield House Hotel and Spa is reducing its energy usage . We are very happy with the support and advice we received throughout the process from Hamilton , as well as the final result . These 12 bedrooms are part of the ongoing restoration of Danesfield House Hotel and Spa that will take place over the next five years . We look forward to working with Hamilton Litestat in the future to continue this quality throughout the premises .’
Hamilton provided a stylish and decorative solution throughout 12 rooms .
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa is a Grade 2 Italian Renaissance style manor that was built in 1901 .
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