Hotel Marlowe is a luxury boutique hotel located near the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. This AAA Four Diamond award winner prides itself
on offering the very best to its guests. The hotel recently partnered with
Boston Light & Sound (BL&S) to bring high-end audiovisual experiences
indoors and out.
The hotel’s 1,200 sq. ft. Presidential Suite combines sumptuous accom- modations with the latest technology. To extend this approach to their
AV equipment, the hotel hired BL&S to design a high-end AV system that would integrate well with the luxurious surroundings. The equipment needed to be installed and programmed in a short timeframe when the suite wasn’t booked.
The BL&S team installed a 70" 4K flat panel TV above a built-in credenza, which houses the audio/video equipment racks. They also installed a Crestron Control System, making it easy for guests to control ceiling speakers and the surround sound system from any room in the suite.
The hotel management also wanted to show movies during their gala to unveil a new steampunk sculpture in their courtyard. They asked BL&S to design a system that would work well for this outdoor venue.
BL&S installed a high-definition projector and commercial grade Blu-ray player on the second floor of the hotel, enabling the hotel to project movies out the window onto a wall in the courtyard. To improve sound quality in the space, BL&S also installed new outdoor speakers. This provides guests with the full theatre experience in a unique setting. The gala went off without a hitch. The hotel now has a permanent projector in place that also allows guests to play movies during special events.
“They’re visionaries when it comes to executing your AV needs, regardless of how unique your wishes may be. The BL&S team is flexible, professional and very responsive. They listened to our requirements and brought them to life efficiently and effectively. We’d work with them again in a second and would certainly recommend them to other companies.”
Boston College students can look forward to kicking back in the school’s new Cabaret Room, a multi-use student activity space. This flexible space was redesigned to make it easy to enjoy high quality audio and video. Boston Light & Sound (BL&S) was brought in to make this vision a reality.
Ease of use was critical to the project, which required integration of a wide
range of audio and video equipment, including a Crestron DM (digital media) system for video transmission and control system, BSS London digital audio
processor, wired and wireless mics, and an 8,000 lumen high resolution video projector. The BL&S team made it easy for students to plug into the audiovisual system at multiple input panels throughout the room and control the functions via a simplified touch screen control panel. For personal use, students can plug in their PC to one of the flat screen TVs located throughout the room.
Upon completion of the installation it was clear that the students required additional features that were not part of the initial design. Students envisioned being able to plug in their iPods and play prerecorded music, watch big games, and support guest DJs in the Cabaret Room. BL&S came up with a creative solution to add these capabilities in a cost-effective manner. By rerouting wiring and adding TV tuners, they were able to fulfill all the students’ requirements.
As with many college projects, there was a tight time frame to complete work while students were on break. To meet the compressed project schedule, BL&S built and tested all the equipment at their facilities beforehand to minimize time needed on-site. This helped ensure that the project remained on schedule.
The work paid off. Students now have access to live music reinforcement, prerecorded music playback for guest DJ inputs or iPod use, computer presentations, Blu-ray video presentations, TV broadcasts, and gaming on the big screen.
Coordinated seamlessly with GC
“Boston Light & Sound coordinated seamlessly with the general contractor. Their follow up was always timely. We couldn’t have asked for more!”