Developing business relationships between companies from different regions has led to a huge demand for professional conference spaces in hotels. A noise-free conference room is one of the decisive factors on the business client’s list today when it comes to choosing a hotel. Typically, conference rooms are built with solid materials such as concrete or metal to absorb sounds as well as to provide visual privacy. Unfortunately, the use of these materials significantly worsens the aesthetics and does not give an impressive enough appearance, forcing architects, interior designers and companies from the construction sector to look for new, alternative solutions. During the renovation or remodeling of conference rooms in hotels, not only acoustics is essential, but also attention-grabbing interior design as it is the most powerful stimulant.
During the renovation or remodeling of meeting spaces in hotels, general contractors usually use acoustic materials, which absorb sounds in open space and can be installed in a variety of places. These materials reduce the sound reflected and make speech more understandable. Excellent sound absorption in the conference rooms will additionally be ensured by the installation of acoustic panels, carpets or rugs. When sounds hit a soft surface, such as acoustic panels, most of them are absorbed. Reduced echo is essential for clear, easy-to-understand calls. General contractors usually cover the entire ceiling and walls with acoustic material to achieve complete acoustic control in meeting spaces. It is crucial to adjust the acoustic solutions to the preferences of the business client and the use of hotel space. Everyone perceives sounds differently, and too much sound absorption may result in a “dead” room. Working on the proper acoustics of conference spaces may also require taking other precautions, such as sealing windows and doors, and eliminating speech transmission in ceiling spaces or via HVAC. The most popular soundproofing solutions are acoustic ceiling tiles, hanging baffles, acoustic partitions, and acoustic foam.
The Design and Layout
The design and layout of the conference room in a hotel are crucial because they define the framework for all actions that take place in it. The ideal conference room design should reflect the values and requirements of the hotel and its guests. It must first and foremost meet the physical and technological needs of the team members who will actually use it. This includes equipping the room with a videoconference system. The spaces, lighting and equipment must take into account visibility, acoustics, connectivity and accessibility for hotel guests. Designing for performance is essential in this case.
Materials such as wood or concrete are often used, but they do not let light in and make the space closed and dull. Therefore, functional and durable glass solutions have gained in popularity in recent times. The use of glass provides modern aesthetics and noise-free spaces. Its reflective nature gives the space a modern and open character, making it much more inviting. The durability of modern glass and its damping properties make it a great material for creating quiet and intimate interiors. The soundproof glass prevents the sound transmission from many directions, allowing business teams to conduct meetings calmly. For existing hotels, slight renovation changes to conference rooms using glass can also bring many benefits. Replacing ordinary windows with soundproof ones can improve the feeling of calm in a room. The use of glass in hotel interiors is safe because modern glass is hard and resilient. Regular impact does not damage it as it is more than 5 times stronger than the basic glass. In addition to sound insulation, it is possible to increase visual privacy without the need for installing curtains and blinds. Frosted glass is cloudy and provides privacy while allowing light to pass through slightly.