Venue: The Grand Bar – The Stamford Grand
Location: Adelaide, AUS
Issue: Noise complaints from in-house guest and neighbouring residences.
Application: Dj’s & Live Entertainment
The Stamford Grand
The Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel at Glenelg is one of Australia’s leading resort style hotels, boasting panoramic views of the ocean, city and Adelaide Hills. The Hotel’s Grand Bar has been revitalised, refreshed and reinvigorated with a million dollar major renovation to match its million dollar views of Glenelg beach.
An unofficial icon of Adelaide, the bar formerly known as Pier and Pines opened fourteen years ago as part of the five-star hotel now known as Stamford Grand. The venue constantly battled noise pollution which is not a great selling point for the five- star accommodation located above.
Jbn Sound Ceiling’s regional manager Jim Barker heard through the grapevine that the venue was struggling and so he demonstrated the benefits of the Jbn Sound Ceiling to them. Instead of taking the Jbn option the venue managers unfortunately decided to spend tens of thousands on insulating the building with double-glazing which was not successful.
”A few months after the initial presentation I received a call from them and we had another meeting,” explained Jim. “I explained how the Jbn Sound Ceiling performs compared to a conventional speaker system and how the installation would significantly reduce the noise issues. The outcome was that they decided to purchase two Jbn Sound Ceilings for two areas in the Grand Bar with another Jbn Sound Ceiling a third system to follow soon.”
Since the installation of the Jbn Sound Ceiling there have been no sound issues whatsoever and no complaints from guests at the hotel.
The Grand Bar patrons have also been able to enjoy the cooling ocean breezes for the first time, a definite plus on a hot summer night.
”With the previous noise issues the Hotel could not open the windows and spent a fortune on air conditioning,” said Jim. “Now they can cut down on air conditioning costs. In this particular installation there is one Jbn Sound Ceiling at the front of the venue where the conventional sound system used to be and then there’s one at the rear where the bar is up some stairs.”
Raj Kakarla, Executive Assistant Manager at the Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel is delighted not only with the Jbn Sound Ceilings but also the service provided by Jbn.
”I’d really like to say thanks again for the professionalism shown by Jbn throughout the installation of our Jbn Sound Ceiling,” he said. “As a major and well known party destination in Glenelg, our business has benefited greatly following the installation of the sound ceiling. Now our patrons can enjoy crystal clear pumping music on the dance floor while only metres away, off the dance floor, others can chat with ease.
“The major benefit for us, as a hotel, has been the reduction of noise levels outside the venue. We no longer have complaints from in-house guests or our neighbours about noise pollution from the bar. We highly recommend the JBN Sound Ceiling to anyone wanting to improve the acoustics in their venue.”