Hotel Acoustics: General Lessons & the Role of Sound Masking
When guests arrive, they’re often stressed and tired. They want a warm welcome, a pleasant room with excellent amenities and a good night’s sleep. Most identify noise as their number one sleep inhibitor.
In fact, noise is a top industry complaint, ranking first or second across nearly all property types, from luxury to extended stay.
This presentation provides an overview of noise issues in hotels. We review the sources of noise, its impacts on guests and properties, the coping strategies guests use, and the steps hotels typically take to try to improve noise control.
We also provide an acoustical analysis of several properties, as well as research regarding the role dynamic range plays in disrupting sleep.
Finally, we discuss how sound masking can be used to address these problems and review two case studies: the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York, NY and the Marriott Springhill Suites in Sacramento, CA.
This free presentation is a Registered Program of AIA/CES. It is 60 minutes long and qualifies for 1 LU/HSW Hour.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize sources of hotel noise
- Identify the impacts of noise on guests and properties
- Explain how dynamic range affects sleep
- Provide guests with increased privacy, comfort and freedom from noise disruptions
Contact us to arrange a presentation at your location.