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General Hotel Soundproofing

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

With Hotels business so dependent nowadays on customers online reviews. Hotels are so much more consciences to the little details to insure their clients have a most comfortable and pleasant stay as possible. One area that is often overlooked or better yet not properly understood is sound proofing. Customer comments about hotels not properly soundproofed can be found on public review sites such as Trip Advisor and here at the failing NYT  http://travelcomments.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/practical-traveler-sound-proofing-hotels/

Hotel managers need to familiarize themselves with proper soundproofing techniques that can be used in Hotel Construction. Click here to read a how to Soundproof A Hotel article.

Short Guide on Soundproofing a Hotel

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

There are many Soundproofing hotels articles, browse through them and your bound to get a feel for the ones that make the most sense. Here is one How To Soundproof A Hotel Article that resonates very well. let us know if you find any others.

How to soundproof a hotel floor

Friday, February 24th, 2012

If you are a hotel franchise and you are reading this before your framing is up then you can do a simple soundproofing procedure that will go a long way in providing you with headache relief of the noise problems that plague hotels. It it is a wood frame construction, simply add a 2nd layer of plywood (sub flooring) on top of the first layer of sub flooring (the thicker the better) with Green Glue Damping Compound in between at a rate of 1 tube per every 16 sf. The benefit of this is

  1. You get a heavier floor thereby adding “mass” which is always a good thing for sound and eliminates the need to use Mass Loaded Vinyl in your project.
  2. You get damping in the floor by using the Green Glue (It also comes in Green Glue Buckets, which are cheaper). Which dramatically cuts down on airborne sound.
  3. You are putting the damping compound in the floor thereby allowing you to damp any footstep noise as it hits the floor.
  4. You are getting a complete smooth sound control layers under the wall framing and minimum penetrations (no recessed lights or HVAC openings)

Read more on Hotel Construction here.

Bellman Carts

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

OK it is not exactly a soundproofing issue (except when the wheels are squeaking :-) ). Nevertheless being that we so many hotel owners coming to our blog we like to share any new or interesting things that we find on the web.  Nothing new over here with Bellman carts except that this site allows you to customize your quiet luggage carts for hotels in a few simple steps. We think that is a nice feature, after all , luxury hotels pay attention to the smallest of details don’t they deserve to have their carts match their taste?

Soundproofing: The Difference between a Good Review and a Bad One

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Not long ago we were browsing a well-known travel website for information about hotels in a location we were planning to visit. We noticed a few hotels had only so-so rating so we read some of the reviews.

Imagine our surprise when we found that one of the main reasons some of these hotels received bad reviews was because of all of the noise. They’re older hotels and they haven’t invested in soundproofing materials yet. Hopefully they’ll catch a clue and make the investment soon.

Hotel Guests are Sounding Off

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Despite the efforts many hotels have been making to soundproof their rooms, there are many more who have not yet taken the hint. Unfortunately, the guests at those hotels are speaking louder than the guests at the quiet hotels – and they’re not happy.

We’ve heard stories about guests awakened by parties in other rooms, garbage truck awakenings, vending machine woes, hobos, and much more. You’d think hotel management would pay more attention to this sort of complaint.

Soundproofing a hotel is easy. All these owners need to do is buy a few Green Glue 5 gallon buckets, buy some drywall, and hire a crew to help them with installation as each room turns over. The process should take no more than a few days per room and can be done cost effectively – without hiring outside help. We hope they take the hint soon.

Whistler Sound Troubles

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

We recently read an old forum post from a hotel owner in the Whistler area. The hotel had a night club situated in the building’s basement and visitors staying in the hotel were often bothered by the noises. It vibrated through the building into the rooms.

What this hotel owner really needed was a few Green Glue tubes, some new drywall, and a crew to help him with installation and painting. He could have quickly and easily revamped his hotel with no problem. We hope, 4 years after his initial post, he found the right solution.

Away from the Vending Machines

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Have you ever been stuck in a hotel room located directly next to or behind the vending machine area? If so, you know how difficult it can be to get a good night of sleep with the ice machine whirling on the wall opposite your head.

Many of today’s newer hotels recognize the need to keep these areas separate from living quarters. Older hotels, on the other hand, find themselves making renovations, installing mass loaded vinyl or Green Glue products in order to buffer the sounds.

Creating a noise barrier is incredibly important. It’ll keep travelers happy and, hopefully, will turn them into return customers.

Sound causes the Torquay to close

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Another Hotel bites the dust due to soundproofing woes. Rude Bar, below the former Queens Hotel on Victoria Parade, overlooking the town harbour, shut after Torbay Council issued a noise abatement notice. If noise was their only problem we think they could have solved it by soundproofing their walls and ceilings with a damping compound like Green Glue as described in this soundproofing walls article. However it looks like this one had a host of other problems to go along including flooding. As King Solomen says “There is a time for everything” and this might just be the right time to close it up and start something new elsewhere.

Are Pensacola Hotels Safe?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

There have been special concerns over hotel chains located in Pensacol and the surrounding areas. Will the oil spills affect tourism? Will hotels find their once-packed schedules filled with empty spaces?

The good news is that hotels in the Pensacola area have actually seen an increase in business overthe past month, with a 15.5% increase in June alone.

The problem? Researchers state these numbers are not up due to tourism. Instead, they have risen because of the number of people visiting the gulf to help with the oil spill cleanup.

Whether or not tourism will be affected is something only time can tell.