A suite of new hotel partnerships and an exclusive revamp of its striking smart radio sees Ruark grace the very finest residences from The Big Apple to The Big Smoke with unforgettable sound experiences and instantly iconic designs…

Today, Ruark Audio announces a collection of new hotel partnerships that will see its beautifully crafted designs taking pride of place in the finest addresses in the UK and the States. The family-owned British purveyor of timeless one-box music systems and connected radios is the brand of choice for some of the most refined destinations around the world. Now, it has been called upon to deliver memorable sonic experiences in more iconic travel destinations, making guests feel instantly at home in the lap of luxury.

Joining the likes of The Savoy, Shangri-La Sydney and Gstaad Palace guests of revered destinations Ham Yard, The Soho Hotel, Pennyhill Park and Spa, The Manor House Castle Combe, and the newly opened Chelsea Townhouse, can now all enjoy Ruark in the comfort of their rooms. Bringing the vital sensory element of sound to the most discerning hotel visitors, Ruark’s years of expertise and audio excellence means its R1S, R1 Mk4, and R3S music systems are set to delight any guest lucky enough to find one on their bedside table or in their suite.

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“We are thrilled to see eight more stunning British hotels have chosen Ruark designs to further elevate their beautiful spaces. We’ve worked tirelessly over the years to create the very finest music systems, and we know they’ll be right at home at Firmdale Hotels, the Exclusive Hotel Collection, and The Chelsea Townhouse,” says Alan O’Rourke, Managing Director at Ruark Audio. “Being handpicked by locations of this calibre is a testament to the quality of the R1S, R1 Mk4, and R3S, and we’re delighted to see their excellent craftsmanship reflected in such gorgeous surroundings.”

Firmdale Hotels
Comprising 11 luxury hotels and eight restaurants across London and New York, Firmdale Hotels are designed to capture the imagination and combine works of art with curious antiques, bold colours, and beautiful fabrics.
Now visitors to the brand’s stateside residences will be able to enjoy the crystal clear sound, seamless wireless connectivity, and comprehensive radio options of Ruark’s R1 Mk4 Bluetooth radio as they relax.

Meanwhile R1S comes to Firmdale’s UK addresses, as Ruark’s latest iteration of its Wi-Fi-enabled radio gets a refreshing exclusive spring green shade to complement the hotels’ statement-making interiors.
With a fetching mini orange Firmdale mannequin emblazoned on the side, R1S allows guests to connect with their surroundings through the power of sound, making them feel as though they are truly living in and enjoying the space.

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Ruark’s best-sounding radio to date, R1S’ crisp OLED display clearly shows time, alarm, and programme information while auto adjusting to suit ambient light levels – in other words, it’s the ideal bedside companion. What’s more, R1S’s simple user interface and SmartRadio tuner makes it easy to discover the sound of the local area or enjoy the comforting sounds of home.

Not just for hotel customers, R1S in Green is available to buy online or at its London Ham Yard venue, giving any lover of impactful design and sublime sound the chance to own a piece of iconic Firmdale and Ruark design. “Sound plays such an influential role in how we feel in a space, and we’re delighted that R1S will set the tone in each of our rooms and make our guests feel more connected to their surroundings,” says Willow Kemp, Interior Architect and Designer at Firmdale Hotels & Kit Kemp Design Studio. “The lively spring green design was carefully chosen to make a fun statement, while fitting into our existing colour schemes. We think it’s a perfect representation of how both brands approach modern British style and we hope our guests love it as much as we do!”

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Exclusive Hotel Collection
Boasting six properties, the Exclusive Hotel Collection delivers some of the UK’s most opulent retreats among beautiful countryside surroundings. Alongside the R1 Mk4 radio, guests of the Exclusive Hotel Collection are being treated to Ruark’s R3S Music System. Built with the belief that everyone deserves good design in their lives, the smart music system combines a dapper, upscale finish with an expertly designed form factor that pairs perfectly with the Exclusive Hotel Collection’s elegant furnishings.

Superbly versatile, this one-box wonder offers an unmatched breadth of listening options spanning everything from internet radio to Bluetooth streaming via a smartphone. Crafted with more than three decades of high-end audio pedigree, R3S delivers a dynamic sound performance that belies its compact form.

The Chelsea Townhouse
A staple of Iconic Luxury Hotels’ numerous properties, R1 Mk4 and R3S are taking prime position in the newly launched Chelsea Townhouse. The classic hotel in the heart of London’s most upmarket district has recently undergone a sensitive restoration that breathes new life into the building’s long and eclectic heritage.

Chelsea Townhouse is the latest Luxury Hotels destination to feature Ruark designs, with guests of the glamourous Cliveden House and world-renowned boutique hotel Chewton Glen already able to immerse themselves in the brand’s signature rich sound.

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