VP Plaza España Design (VP) was designed to be a lavish and sustainable, five-star hotel. Since lighting plays a critical role in both guest experience and building performance, the project required a lighting control solution that was functional and intuitive and easy for guests and hotel personnel to use; the design team chose Lutron.
Extravagance and efficiency may seem to be opposing elements, however, lighting controls can satisfy both. Sustainability, on the other hand, requires the careful allotment of resources and a well-made strategy. Sophisticated lighting control systems are simultaneously impressive to behold and cut waste by giving users the exact level of lighting required precisely where they want it.
The aesthetic requirement means that guestroom keypads need to be intuitive and beautiful. Guests from anywhere in the world need to be able to understand and operate them without deliberation. To meet the functional demands of five-star spaces, the highly integrated solution needs to:
- Coordinates the lighting system with shades and temperature control in guestrooms
- Manages lighting and AV layouts in partitionable meeting spaces
- Communicates with the DMX-controlled dynamic façade, among other things.
- The technical sophistication of the system allows for the dimming of light levels below 1%
The complete lighting control solution designed for the VP includes Lutron systems for controlling the environment in guestrooms and throughout the property’s many public spaces. There are over 50 different settings for lighting which can all be controlled from an iPad. The result is a sophisticated level of performance that meets stringent sustainability targets in a surprisingly simple to use control package.
The myRoom Plus solution combines the control of guestroom lights, shades, and temperature. Guests control it all from elegant Palladiom keypads in their rooms.
Hotel staff can remotely control the lights, shades, and HVAC in a guestroom. They can activate a Welcome setting during check-in, so guests enter lit rooms with open shades revealing coveted views of Madrid. This is one example of how the enhanced and timely control delivers a heightened experience, without energy waste.
Integration is an important aspect of the Lutron lighting control system in this sustainability-focused, five-star hotel. The Quantum system seamlessly integrates the lighting and automated shading control with other hotel systems, such as the audio and visual systems used in the large partitionable meeting space and the DMX-controlled dynamic façade.