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CGA Integration have designed and installed a new audio system throughout Sette at The Bvlgari Hotel. The sound system at The Bulgari was centralised across both floors by CGA Integration with the basement sound designed to support live music and DJs, with numerous local input points for maximum flexibility. The systems installed at Sette also have the added reassurance of remote network support from CGA Integration. The private dining area of ‘Nolita Social Lounge’ has a local input point and separate sound control panel so it can operate with or independently of the centralised sound system installed by CGA Integration.

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Case Study: ‘Sette’ and ‘ Nolita Social Lounge’ at Bvlgari

Outline
Located in Knightsbridge on the edge of Hyde Park, Bvlgari Hotel London is both a haven of calm in the centre of the city and yet under a minute’s walk from such landmarks as the famous Harrods department store. Since opening in 2012, Bvlgari has set new standards among the luxury hotels of the British capital. Elegant contemporary architecture and Bvlgari’s legendary flair for design are matched by class-leading quality of service. The redesign of the restaurant on the ground floor and bar in the basement of Bvlgari Hotel London has seen Scarpetta Restaurants open ‘Sette’ their first London restaurant and the launch of ‘Nolita Social Lounge’ underground bar. Operated by New York City’s LDV Hospitality, Sette brings authentic Italian food from the heart of Manhattan with its own inimitable flair, serving dishes using locally sourced ingredients with bread and pasta made daily. Nolita Social Lounge serves cocktails and light bites and hosts London’s best live music acts and DJs, playing 60s rock, 70s soul and 90s hip-hop. CGA Integration have designed and installed a new audio system throughout both the restaurant and bar areas. 
 
Challenges
Due to the underground nature of ‘Nolita Social Lounge’, a two-hour fire rating was required on all speakers in the bar area to comply with fire regulations and ensure maximum safety. To address this, CGA Integration fitted additional fire hoods throughout. 
 
Technical
CGA Integration installed Electro-Voice ceiling speakers throughout ‘Sette’ and ‘Nolita Social Lounge’, integrating them into the very distinct interior designs of the two areas and with the ceiling finishes, to create a seamless visual finish.  The sound system is centralised across both floors with the basement sound designed to support live music and DJs, with numerous local input points for maximum flexibility.  The private dining area of ‘Nolita Social Lounge’ has a local input point and a separate sound control panel so it can operate with or independently of the centralised sound system. The systems installed also have the added reassurance of remote network support from CGA Integration.
 
Response
Sara Kim SVP Brand Development LDV hospitality NYC commented “ the sound across both Sette and Nolita Social Lounge is amazing, it really helps to immerse guests into two very distinct experiences. The easy to use control panels also enable our staff to control the levels of music in different areas, helping to create different atmospheres in these distinct venues at the same time.” 

 

 
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