New Zealand’s most exclusive retreat Helena Bay Luxury Lodge opened to guests last month, November 2016. The lodge is located in the stunning Bay of Islands and guest facilities include a gym, sauna, massage room, a 25-metre heated swimming pool, library, lounge areas, both informal and formal dining areas and an outdoor fire pit.
Liquid Automation was asked to provide a reliable, intuitive and easy to use system for the owners, staff and guests. The system includes System Control, Audio & Video Distribution, Lighting Control and Integration with the Building Management System.
For this system Liquid Automation utilised a BSS Soundweb BLU-800 solution and Crown DCi amplifiers with network control. There are seven residences with 46 zones of audio throughout the property, as well as 126 channels of audio inputs. Cobranet distributes the audio over the network to the multiple residences, and then BLU-link audio from Soundweb to the Crown DCi multi-channel network amplifiers. The audio distribution system is monitored remotely which was a requirement due to the remote location of the lodge.
Darian from Liquid Automation comments “All the sources and outputs were run in stereo which created a complex audio matrix. To handle this many channels we had to turn to a high-end professional audio solution and BSS Soundweb was the obvious and only choice at the time for sound quality, reliability and flexibility”
Liquid Automation and ABL Group have gone on to win “Best Special Project” and “Best Design and Documentation” awards at both CEDIA Asia/Pacific and CEDIA Americas for this state-of-the-art AV Installation.
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Helena Bay Lodge, New Zealand
Expectations are high here when you consider the $5m per guest investment: this unique $50M property has just five suites, accommodating no more than ten guests. And while financial investment doesn’t guarantee luxury and service, we are pleased to report that it does here. Every conceivable luxury is to hand. The architecture and décor is intentionally on the bland side, so as not to distract from the beautiful surrounding landscape. This is destined to become one of the world’s best hotels.