Hamilton combines classic and contemporary with coordinated lighting control at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa.
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa is a Grade II Italian Renaissance-style manor that was built in 1901 and is set high in the Chiltern Hills.
In 1991 the building was repurposed as a luxury hotel that prides itself on offering state-of-the-art opulence, quality and comfort in a historic setting.
In 2015, Danesfield House Hotel and Spa embarked on a long-term refurbishment program across the hotel to further modernise the property and take the guest experience to the next level.
The program required a competitively priced dimming system in 12 bedroom suites to improve energy savings and reduce both the business’ carbon footprint and expenditure.
The controls for the lighting system and all other electrical accessories needed to have a coordinated design and be in-keeping with the period property, while also being easy and intuitive to use for hotel guests.
To facilitate bespoke lighting scenes in each room, Hamilton’s Mercury® Lighting Control was installed. Each suite now features 8 x 1-10V and 8 x 2A relay circuits with a DMX controller, which allows a series of lighting scenes to be programmed and set.
The lighting is isolated by a hotel key card switch, so when a guest inserts their card the appropriate lighting scene is activated.
In some of the bedrooms and en-suites, the DMX controls red, green and blue LED strip lights to create the perfect mood lighting.
All rooms were fitted with a coloured touchscreen Maid-Call system to ensure rapid guest assistance when required.
A further touchscreen has been fitted outside the room to indicate to housekeeping if a guest would like their room cleaned or if they do not wish to be disturbed. Linked to the master touchscreen inside the room, a guest can set this message by pressing the appropriate section of the screen.
The style of the eight-button control plates are Linea-Scala in a Bright Chrome finish on the frame with a Satin Stainless front cover for a sleek and sophisticated look.
A hint of the contemporary comes from the plate’s concealed fixings: Hamilton’s patented four-point plate clipping system CFX® means that no screws are visible.
Each control plate was engraved, to allow every control button to be identified easily and minimise the need for assistance.
To achieve the coordinated aesthetic required throughout each bedroom suite, all other switches, wall plates and accessories were fitted in the same Linea-Scala CFX® design and finish.
This includes a special plate with US13, SHUKO and USA sockets, which was installed in each room.
Hamilton provided a stylish and decorative solution at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa, ensuring that the lighting control was seamlessly and sympathetically integrated into the historical and luxury environment.
“We’re delighted with the finished restoration project,” says Danesfield House Hotel and Spa General Manager Anthony Cox. “We aim to offer each and every guest the best experience during their stay and although lighting control may seem like such a small part it can make a significant difference to a guest’s comfort”
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