Expansive hotel lobbies can often be very noisy when there’s a crowd, and individual voices are overly amplified if there is no background noise.
In a hotel lobby, there is a need to maintain privacy and confidentiality at the check-in desk, as well as the expectation of quiet conversations in other areas. It is vital to control ambient noise levels and create a warm, welcoming vibe
Proper sound control not only reduces unwanted sound transmission, but also improves sound quality. It should not be an afterthought, and modern sound control can be aesthetically pleasing as well.
A pleasant hotel guest experience relies heavily on you, the designer or architect, to incorporate acoustic planning into your early design discussions. If you don’t have the requisite knowledge yourself, work with a specialty consultant such as Acoustic Solutions.
Some ideas for managing acoustics are :
- Lower the ceiling over the reservation desk and check-in counter.
- Create a calm and quiet “oasis” by suspending acoustic panels above the reception desk. Try some of the Acustiart range
- Use an acoustic board throughout a space with tile or wood floors.
- Mitigate the effects of ringing telephones and elevator bells, even the buzz of people talking in the bar with acoustic panels, artwork, or combine them both and use a feature such as Dani from Anne Kyrro
Use sound-absorbing panels on at least 10 to 20 percent of the space. It can be artistic, colorful and textural. Freestanding acoustic partitions are a good way to break up space, add a novel touch, and address the “football field” feel of overly-large spaces. Fix Phonolook panels to a wall to create a feature.
Contact us now to discover how Primacoustics can help in the design of your hotel lobby.