posted on Wednesday, 24th August 2016 by Geny Caloisi
Situated a stone’s throw away from the stunning Ayrshire Coastline in Scotland, and overlooking the Isle of Arran, the Seamill Hydro Hotel boasts the perfect location to appreciate the unrivalled beauty and tranquillity Ayrshire has to offer.
This family owned Victorian hotel has become the prime location for weddings and a popular holiday destination for families. To meet the continued demands and expectations of their customers, the hotel has been designed throughout to reflect luxury and comfort that appeals to a wide range of clientele.
To provide the best experience possible and a future proof investment in technology, AV installers Lairds of Troon proposed to use RTI control systems. RTI helped to maximise the facilities functionality without compromising the look and feel of the hotel.
The Glenrosa suite is a prime example of the luxury and opulence this hotel has to offer. The suite was formed from an existing three bedrooms and three bathrooms and now comprises of a 35sqm Master bedroom, 20.5 sqm Lounge, 12.5sqm bathroom and hallway.
Decorated throughout to reflect luxury and tranquillity, the suit is enhanced with stunning bay windows overlooking the Ayrshire coastline and the panoramic view of the mountains of Arran.
The owners wanted to provide functionality and access to media systems throughout the suite. No compromise was to be made to the design and the project required careful planning and consideration. The emphasis for the type of systems that were to be integrated and used by the residents was on ‘effortless control’.
The master bedroom benefits from a wall mounted thin bezel 55-inch screen TV, the lounge incorporates a surround sound system and another thin bezel large screen TV. Sources include a PlayStation 4 and Blu-ray player, which can be accessed from any location.
Even the bathroom has been designed to fulfil the desire for an area of relaxation and indulgence using 32-inch Aquavision TV alongside an in-built speaker system, mood lighting and blind control.
Lairds of Troon understood the owners concerns about the guests being able to operate the control system independently. They also wanted an installation robust enough to withstand constant periods of use and subject to new devices or systems being introduced to the suite. For these reasons RTI was chosen due to its flexibility, and its suitability to merge the home and commercial environments seamlessly. RTI provides the hotel with the functionality, capability and easy to use interface that was required from the system.
Users can interact with the system using a Sony Experia Tablet and the interface has been designed using the Hotels preferred signage. Guests have the ability to control the Mode lighting system throughout the suite, control the blinds, access all media on any TV or audio system installed from the user friendly interface installed on the Sony tablet.
RTI has the capability of supporting a number of systems and uses. If required, the customer has the option of expanding the system or changing the current system functions.
To minimise any disruption to the guests, the added support mechanism allows the owner to offer remote support to the suite.
Lairds of Troon also integrated RTI’s RTiPanel app, so that users can operate audio and video, as well as lighting systems directly from any of three RTI input devices located throughout the suite. In this way, guests are able to maintain seamless control, even while moving from room to room. Installed in the two rooms, the KX3n wall controller features an LCD touchscreen that allows guests to control the multi-zone audio and media - making all-inclusive automation possible for anyone by simply tapping a screen.
The Glenrosa Suite is a perfect example of how the hotel maintains that level of opulence using RTI interfaces and control processor, they come together to create automation environment where clients can totally immerse themselves in content and system control. Using the suite of RTI tools, any system or third-party component can be easily added to the control mix, unleashing power and functionality without increasing complexity for the user.
Feedback from the installation has been extremely positive, both the hotel owners, management staff and their guests love the system’s practicality and ease of use.
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Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications.