Five Star Acoustics 2.0

Mobile changing rooms, with insulation and absorption for good acoustics.

Five Star Acoustics 2.0

Silent at every step - the carpet as acoustic allrounder

Five Star Acoustics 2.0

The hotel bathroom - a central oasis of calm, visible and invisible

Five Star Acoustics 2.0

A quiet room is not the only request of the hotel guests, they also expect an integral acoustic quality

Five Star Acoustics 2.0

The sound of wellness: quiet, pleasant and relaxing.

Five Star Acoustics 2.0

For speech intelligibility and quietness in the restaurant, sound absorbers are indispensible.

Five Star Acoustics 2.0

Comfort ventilation using energy-efficient fans can also be asured noislessly.

Five Star Acoustics 2.0

Acoustically effective wall covering in the museum café of the German Historical Museum.

Five Star Acoustics 2.0

Lightweight partitions - comfortable and tailored noise control

An Initiative for good Acoustics in Hotels and Restaurants

Good hotel acoustics is perceptible and demanded by hotel guests. Any disturbance is unwanted. Thus, an integrated acoustic quality is required which will also be to the benefit of the hotel staff, the neighbors and ultimately the hoteliers alike. A checklist provides guidance.

Acoustic Requirements

PROTECTION FROM EXTERNAL NOISE

must be determined separately according to the length and noise situation of the building.

STRUCTURAL NOISE PROTECTION

between rooms, distinguishing between need for quietness and noise generation.

TECHNICAL NOISE PROTECTION

from noise of all kinds of sanitary and building service installations.

ROOM ACOUSTICS

for quietness and speech intelligibility in rooms, depending on use and size.

From the Reception Area to the Hotel Room

RECEPTION

To ensure speech intelligibility in the reception area, reverberation time and backround noise level (e.g. building service installations, sound exposure, external noise) must be reduced appropriately. As a specific feature, this area requires a certain degree of confidentiality which can be supported additionally by appropriate organizational measures.

LOBBY

As in other open areas, there may be a need for relaxation, concentration or even communication in the lobby area. Therefore it is necessary to reduce reverberation time and background noise and to provide shielding between individual areas.

STAIRCASES AND HALLWAYS

Conversations, footstep and rolling noise (for example caused by suitcases) from guests or housekeeping are disturbing. In addition to soundproofing doors, the noise should be minimized by room damping (reverberation time) and suitable floor coverings.

ELEVATORS

Low-noise elevators with a more subdued atmosphere, radiate calmness, safety and value. Inside the cabin music can avoid a sometimes unpleasant silence. Outside the cabin, technical and signal noise should be reduced to a minimum.

HOTEL ROOMS

Hotel rooms have to meet the highest requirements in terms of privacy and interference elimination. Therefore, a suitable sound insulation towards the outside and all adjacent rooms (vertical and horizontal) is essential, aiming to minimize noise generated by technical equipment. Room acoustics is virtually insignificant.

BATHROOM

and hotel room are inseparable. Hotel guests are pleased about quiet bathroom ventilation systems. Sound-insulated sanitary and water installations are essential to ensure quietness for the neighbors. The focus is not only on the sound level but also on the information provided by the different types of sounds.

Restaurant Area

RESTAURANTS

Depending on the concept, the acoustic environment of restaurants should allow equally for quietness, communication and euphony. Hotel guests demand for speech intelligibility and acoustic quality (music), whereas traffic noise from the outside and background noise from the inside are undesirable.

KITCHENS

If kitchen and guest room are separated, it should be noticeably quiet for the guests. The various kitchen noises can be reduced technically, structurally and organizationally. Open-plan integrated kitchens are acoustically attractive but, as with background music, it depends on the level.

RESTROOM AREAS

It may seem an exaggeration of acousticians, but even quiet noises from restroom areas can be extremely irritating in the restaurant. Sound insulation of walls and especially doors, and quiet toilet flushes prevent such potentially rare situations.

Meeting and Conference, Wellness and Fitness

MEETING AND CONFERNCE ROOMS

Aiming at an undisturbed communication, a reverberation time corresponding to the room size, a low noise generation (technical equipment, flooring, etc.) and a good sound insulation towards the outside and the adjacent rooms are required.

WELLNESS AREAS

include very different designs today, and the particular room properties have to be appropriate for use. Quietness as a central element can be achieved by an integrated sound protection, complemented by an adequate room acoustics.

SPORTS AND FITNESS AREAS

In these rooms, diversity and dynamism can also be perceptible acoustically. Outside, however, the neighbors should remain undisturbed. The appropriate position of the rooms in the building as well as a high noise protection must be observed.

Traffic, Building Operation and Building Services Engineering

VEHICLES

of guests, staff or suppliers produce inevitable noise which is just as annoying as public traffic noise. A sound protection of the external components can therefore be necessary even in a quiet environment. In the case of underground garages, an appropriate noise protection in the building is required.

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

The acoustic rule for operation, cleaning and maintenance of outdoor installations is: Quiet devices and systems are to be used at appropriate times only. Quiet cleaning and gardening equipment is available, relieving both guests and neighbors.

ELECTRICITY AND HEAT GENERATION

in a hotel can become an acoustic nuisance. However, energy efficiency and low noise levels can be combined for example with good exhaust silencers, vibration-insulating bearings and sound-insulating housing.

The acoustic quality of a hotel can be quantified by specific parameters and can be designed in great detail. Are you interested to get solution proposals and examples? Please do not hesitate to contact us.