Tannoy equips Estonian hotel

AUTHOR: Inavate

More than 1,000 Tannoy loudspeakers have recently been installed in an Estonian hotel development. A range of CVS in-ceiling speakers and Designer Install surface-mount speakers have been specified throughout the new Meriton Conference and Spa Hotel in Tallinn as part of a comprehensive audio system that also includes Biamp amplification and DSP.

The new Meriton is located at the heart of the Estonian capital, close to the Old Town and the Parliament. The hotel has 301 guestrooms, including 280 standard rooms, 12 family rooms and 9 suites. The hotel also boasts seven flexible conference rooms, furnished with AV equipment including Sanyo 4500 ANSI XGA projectors, CommTec video matrices and Tannoy loudspeaker systems. The largest of these conference rooms is capable of hosting up to 380 delegates, while another is located on the seventh floor with access to a roof terrace overlooking the historic city.

Elsewhere, the hotel has an offering of five specialist bar/restaurants in the shape of an Asian restaurant, French pastry café, local bistro (serving Estonian fayre), piano bar and main hotel bar. Each of these spaces’ audio is catered for by a mix of Tannoy’s CVS4 and CVS6 full bandwidth blind mount in-ceiling loudspeakers. More than 600 4" driver equipped CVS units have been deployed throughout the main circulation spaces of the hotel including lobbies, halls and ancillary areas, while 265 of the larger CVS6 (6" co-axially mounted woofer and 0.75" tweeter) were specified in areas where additional full-range clarity and SPL was desirable, particularly where BGM material would feature more prominently such as within the restaurants, bars and conference suites.

More than 50 each of Tannoy’s Di5 and Di6 loudspeakers were installed in areas where the in-ceiling systems needed augmenting or where they simply weren’t a practical option such as in the outdoor spaces around the entrances or up on the rooftop terracing, and around the perimeter areas of the main restaurant. Di6’s were also specified to deliver high quality, directional audio in the spa and pool areas – being IP64 compliant, the Di Series are rated for all-weather use and so were suited to the humid environment of the indoor pool. A number of Di5 and Di6 units also deliver exceptional audio coverage throughout the fitness gym, where louder, higher tempo music is standard. All Di Series were specified in white to match the general décor style of the Meriton interior.