When Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel opened its doors in June 2007 not only did it introduce the first true luxury boutique property to Brisbane, it introduced a new standard in exquisite design, opulence and guest technology.
Featuring 102 studio suites, all custom designed and individually finished with marble kitchenette, in-suite laundry and most importantly, state-of-the-art in-suite entertainment and technology including 106cm plasma TV, high end appliances, wireless Internet, movie-on-demand pay per view and Bose entertainment systems.
Audio visual specialists Video Pro was employed to design and install a complete audio visual solution for the property.
Video Pro hospitality account manager, Matt Clarke said, “As the basis for guest entertainment, each suite features a 106cm plasma television and the Bose entertainment system allows guests to bring their own personal taste to the hotel where they can play back their own choice of music through the auxiliary sound system.
“In the conference and events areas, Videopro’s audio-visual solution comes to the fore. In each of the three conference rooms, projectors display on a 254cm screen that can be hidden from view when not in use by conference presenters. Furthermore, the system can be controlled at the fingertips of Emporium Hotel staff with AMX touch screen panels installed throughout the conference area. This flexible technology is essential for a venue which can be as versatile as holding an industry trade meeting in the morning and a 150-guest wedding at night. In the boardrooms, 170cm plasma televisions facilitate greater communication in combination with surround sound systems, multiple PC capabilities and AMX touch screen panels.”
The Emporium Hotel Conference Centre comprises of three meeting rooms which can be transformed into one large ballroom to cater for up to 300 people cocktail style as well as an exquisite cocktail bar featuring an eclectic collection of locally made, custom-designed pieces and antiques sourced from exotic locations around the world.
“In the elegant atmosphere of the cocktail bar, Videopro designed a multi-faceted AV solution to suit the discerning tastes of hotel guests. A short throw projector displays selected DVDs and Mood TV on most nights. A LCD TV is also integrated within the featured wine library,” Matt said.
Emporium Hotel general manager, Peter Savoff said, “Video Pro was chosen and contracted based on positive referrals the team had heard about the local company. Their brief was to deliver the ultimate control system over the AV in each room; create state-of-the-art conference, training and function rooms that provide the venue with a point of difference from other hotels, to provide the “wow”! factor with equipment and fit-out of systems which compliment the aesthetics of the venues complete design. As a result, hotel guests now have state-of-the-art technology at their fingertips and Video Pro’s assistance and professionalism throughout the process of installing the audio visual equipment through the hotel was outstanding. The quality of their product is proven warranty policy and minimal service problems.”
Matt said, “Video Pro is immensely proud to be involved with the Emporium Hotel, Brisbane’s first boutique five-star accommodation property.”
In the short time it has been open, The Emporium Hotel has already won over six industry awards, including Best Small Luxury Hotel, Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards Australia 2009.
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