Hamilton Litestat has taken the guest experience at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa to new heights with the introduction of its latest smart lighting and Maid-Call controls, giving visitors ultimate control during their stay.
The Grade II luxury Buckinghamshire hotel embarked on a long-term refurbishment programme in 2015 and turned to Hamilton to further improve and modernise the guest experience. Beginning with an initial 12 bedrooms, Danesfield House Hotel and Spa was looking for solutions that would bring in new technology, improve energy savings and reduce its carbon footprint while also remaining in-keeping with the period property.
Hamilton’s Project Team specified their Smart Lighting Control to create the perfect ambience in each room and area according to the time of day and guest usage. Each suite features 8 x 1-10V and 8 x 2A relay circuits with a DMX controller, which allows a series of lighting scenes to be programmed and set. In some of the bedrooms and en-suites, the DMX controls red, green and blue LED strip lights to create the perfect mood lighting and complement the décor. The lighting is activated by the hotel key card switch so that the appropriate lighting scene is activated when this is inserted.
Now fully in control of the lighting, guests also have more control over housekeeping services with Hamilton’s Maid-Call solution. Inside each suite is a coloured touchscreen controller where guests can indicate whether they would like their room cleaned or if they do not wish to be disturbed. A second touchscreen outside the room displays this message to housekeeping, helping to avoid embarrassing ‘walk in’ moments. Guests can also request assistance in their room using the Maid-Call system, helping to improve guest services during their stay.
To be in-keeping with the hotel’s stunning design, control plates and all other switches, wall plates and accessories were specified in a coordinated Linea-Scala design, finished in Satin Stainless with a Bright Chrome frame. The two-part design has a stepped edge for a classic and sophisticated look that fits seamlessly with the period property. There’s also a hint of the contemporary as the plate’s fixings are concealed using Hamilton’s patented four-point plate clipping system, CFX.
For ease of use, each control plate has been engraved so that every control button can be easily identified, while a special plate with US13, SHUKO and USA sockets was installed in each room to improve the comfort and experience of tech-savvy and international guests.
“We’re delighted with the finished restoration project,” says Danesfield House Hotel and Spa General Manager Anthony Cox. “We aim to offer each and every guest the best experience during their stay and although lighting control may seem like such a small part it can make a significant difference to a guest’s comfort. Every little feature counts, and the coordinated look Hamilton has provided in each of our bedroom suites reflects the quality and attention to detail that is synonymous with Danesfield House Hotel and Spa.”
Shaun Kempson from Kempson Electrical Services, who appointed Hamilton, adds: “In a period property such as this, only the highest quality will do. Hamilton has provided us with a fantastic, high-tech solution that gives visitors a luxury experience while reducing energy usage. Based on this, we look forward to working with Hamilton on future projects.”