Crestron control system complements luxury hotel

A Crestron control and management system has been integrated into the Mondrian Doha hotel in Qatar within hotel guest rooms, bars, restaurants, lounge areas and conferencing facilities.

The Mondrian Doha hotel has received critical acclaim since its opening in 2017 and is regarded as one of the most stylish venues in the city, attracting affluent travellers with its up-all-night vibe. Located in the prosperous state of Qatar, this extraordinary hotel boasts luxury, elegance and exclusivity. It’s a place to see-and-be-seen, with an exuberant interior by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders that features intricate details, a 24K gold elevator and a spectacular 2000 sq m ballroom.

The hotel, which includes 211 bedrooms and 59 suites across 24 floors, offers first-class facilities such as a stunning ESPA spa and world-renowned culinary experiences from the likes of chefs Masaharu Morimoto and Wolfgang Puck. A hotel of this calibre requires a high-end control solution that delivers faultless functionality, outstanding quality and an exceptional user experience, which is why integration expert Panoutron selected Crestron technology.

Talal Wehbe, CEO at Panoutron, said: “This project was a complex installation that required a powerful control solution to manage all AV systems, light fixtures with DALI dimming, motorised curtains, and temperature, but also enhance the guest experience, in every area of the hotel. With Crestron technology we could provide a comprehensive, user-friendly solution that perfectly complemented the high standards and luxury aesthetic of Mondrian Doha.”

The guest experience is intensified thanks to the comprehensive Crestron hospitality solution. As soon as a guest steps into the luxury surrounds of their hotel room, they are greeted with calming lights, relaxing music and automated shades that perfectly frame the beautiful exterior views. The concierge services introduce guests to the room’s capabilities, while offering hotel amenities and room service to ensure a comfortable stay. Guests can easily adjust the lighting, temperature and visual displays to personalise their environment, using bespoke Crestron touch screens, which include voice recognition and web browsing features for an additional wow factor.

A Crestron Fusion monitoring and scheduling solution has also been integrated to proactively manage the hotel’s meeting and conferencing facilities. This high-performance technology offers a slick and seamless room booking facility for the popular conference and meeting spaces. The Fusion reporting service ensures that the system works seamlessly and any problems are instantly flagged and quickly resolved, allowing facilities managers to fix problems instantly, even if they are off-site, without disturbing guests.

Crestron Fusion also monitors energy usage to contribute to a more efficient and sustainable hotel operation. Its centralised environmental controls and record-keeping provide a powerful realtime and historical overview of operations. Users can see exactly what changes affect energy consumption thanks to Fusion’s data analysis tools, and then maximise energy efficiency by selectively controlling lighting and other equipment remotely.

Axel Gasser, general manager at Mondrian Doha, said: “At Mondrian Doha, we want to give guests an extraordinary experience that they will remember beyond their stay. Crestron technology adds one more layer to our high standard of hospitality, providing luxury and convenience at the touch of a button – from ensuring the temperature is comfortable to providing a virtual concierge.”

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