Olimp/Mangalia, Romania – October 2020. Two luxury hotels from an eventual complex of three have just been opened by Romanian-based Phoenicia Hotels Group in the popular coastal resort of Olimp / Mangalia.
Operating under the Phoenicia Blue View brand, the first two—Belvedere and Panoramic—which will flank the Amfiteatru Hotel when it opens next year, have been equipped with Martin Audio’s popular commercial ADORN loudspeaker series.
These were supplied by Martin Audio’s long-term partner, Paradigma Teknik, who were awarded the contract.
Traditionally a popular tourist destination, the hotels had been closed for more than 20 years and became derelict until the Phoenicia Group purchased and rebuilt the original structures, investing €35m (a figure that is expected to rise to €50m by the end of 2021).
Paradigma have called on the powerful ADORN A55T several times on projects since its launch early last year, and along with the A40T these have been perfect for the outside terraced areas, installing over 50 of the two transformer based products, finished in white. They have been weatherised courtesy of Martin Audio’s AIPKIT weatherised cover, which upgrades these speakers to IP44 rating.
The ultra-compact series fits a wide range of applications, from retail outlets, bars and restaurants to corporate offices. The elegantly designed A55T is a two-way 100V line passive speaker with a 5.25in driver, and the A40T a 4in version in a similarly profiled housing.
Explaining the layout, Paradigma project designer, Marius Craiu, said that all three hotels were designed to create an overall amphitheatre, which will be completed with the arrival of the Amfiteatru Hotel. While this is being built over six levels the two on either side occupy three levels only, with a total room capacity of 769. “When the complex was originally built, it was considered an architectural masterpiece,” he stated.
“We opted for ADORN partly because they offer great value for money, but also because they are discreet,” he said. They populate all the obvious outside areas, wall-mounted using the dedicated bracket, with the A55T designated for the beach bar areas.
The system largely reproduces background music, but with plug-in points supplied around the venue it is sufficiently flexible to reproduce music derived from DJ or live musicians.
In conclusion Marius highlights the growing popularity of ADORN. “We consider it represents extremely good value for money,” he says. “And when combined with subs it provides a great extended full range sound.” He confirmed that ADORN is also on the specification for the renovated Amfiteatru.
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