Issue 28

Multi-Zone Hotel Gets Harman System

Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong hired integrators Mahajak Development to design and install an audio solution; delivers world-class sound throughout property.


27 November 2020

Built with a unique, distinct design, Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong is positioned near Patong Beach in the heart of the city of Patong. Located in a touristy area with a property size of 6,400 square meters, the hotel includes 180 guest rooms, a fitness center, an outdoor pool as well as entertainment and dining amenities. The hotel also marks the first collaboration between renowned hotel companies, InterContinental Hotels Group and Kebsup Group Company Limited. Adding to its allure as a top-notch travel destination, Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong required a premium audio system that provides excellent sound across the resort. Meeting those requirements, Mahajak selected a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional audio solution that includes JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown amplification, BSS signal processing and more.

“One of the challenges we faced was that the hotel had multiple zones with specific requirements, including meeting spaces, lobbies, seminar and banquet rooms, among others. We put our dedicated efforts to install HARMAN Professional products and provide the best service to the customer,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, Director of Project, Mahajak Development Co., Ltd. “The client wanted the latest hi-tech audio solutions, and we were able to design the ideal systems using HARMAN products thanks to their flexibility, reliability and impeccable sound quality. To ensure consistent sound throughout the facilities, we installed JBL speakers with Crown amplifiers.”

Providing sound reinforcement throughout the hotel, the solution includes several different systems that are tailored to meet the specific audio requirements of each zone. For the system that covers the hotel’s lobby, canteen, all-day dining area and fitness center, Mahajak installed JBL Control 14C/T and 8124 ceiling loudspeakers as well as Control 25-1 compact speakers. Powered by JBL CSA 2120Z Commercial Series Amplifiers, the system also includes BSS BLU-100 and BLU-50 signal processors with BLU Link. In addition to ensuring optimum sound quality, the signal processors and BSS BLU-3 wall-mount controllers allow each area to play music and adjust volume independently. Plus, in case of an emergency, the audio system is synchronized with the hotel’s fire alarm system.

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Similarly to the previous zone, Mahajak equipped the bar, rooftop and pool areas with pristine sound by deploying Control 14C/T, 8214 and Control 25-1 speakers. Further adding excellent acoustics and creating a fun, party atmosphere, the system also features JBL Control 23-1 ultra-compact, two-way speakers, Control 29AV-1 premium monitor speakers and Control SB2210 compact subwoofers. BSS BLU-100 and BLU-50 signal processors help maintain peak audio performance, while BLU-3 wall-mount controllers provide added versatility. In addition to Crown XLi 3500 amplifiers, Mahajak used JBL CSA 1120Z and CSA 2120Z amps to power the system.

Creating an ideal business and presentation space, the sound system that covers the hotel’s meeting areas provides crystal-clear speech intelligibility as well as flexible configuration options. Depending on the size of the conference, seminar or banquet, the system is designed to allow both meeting rooms to operate separately with independent audio control, or be combined to form one large space. Equipping each room with incredible sound, Mahajak installed JBL Control 16 C/T and Control 8124 ceiling loudspeakers as well as Soundcraft Signature 10 mixers, which offer exceptional resolution, clarity and high headroom. The system is configured and controlled through BSS BLU-100 signal processors and driven by Crown XLS 1502 power amplifiers.

“We were confident that the Mahajak team will provide and install world-class and high-quality products. The system complements our designs very well,” said a spokesperson for Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong. “We wanted to create an immersive audio experience for our guests, and HARMAN Professional Solutions has helped us achieve that objective.”

“Hospitality venues like Hotel Indigo host a variety of events throughout the year and therefore, require a system that’s versatile and flexible enough to suit the changing requirements of the events,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank our partner Mahajak for reposing faith in our solutions and their continued customer-first approach.”


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