New York (September 13, 2006)–The Plaza is arguably New York City’s most famous hotel. Whether appearing in countless films or just the Heloise children’s books, the hotel at the corner of Central Park and 5th Avenue is one of the most extravagant buildings in an extravagant city. These days, however, the hotel is in the midst of a $350 million restoration project, slated for completion next year, in time for the hotel’s 100th anniversary.
The new Plaza Hotel will incorporate 282 opulent hotel rooms and 182 private apartments ranging in price from $4 million to $40 million. As part of that effort, MediaBuss, a provider of automated residential control and amenities systems, will install Furman Sound AC power management systems in the hotel.
Already in use blocks away at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Furman’s power management products were selected by MediaBuss for the Plaza Residences because of their reputation. “The quality of the power fed to electronic systems serves as the foundation for their performance,” said MediaBuss owner Steve Babel. “In any kind of large building, power will fluctuate depending on the demand from equipment throughout that building. When quality is at a premium, as it is at The Plaza, it is critical that reliable and robust power-handling systems are put in place. Furman’s products meet this standard and offer the flexible operation appropriate to our applications in this unique installation.”
The no-expense-spared home theater systems feature multiple Furman products to provide linear filtration, surge suppression, battery backup, and discrete symmetrically balanced AC power. Among the equipment utilized is Furman’s Reference Series of discrete symmetrical AC power conditioners, SB-1000 uninterruptible power supplies, and RVC-7W in-wall video power conditioners.