74 percent of 1,004 travellers agree that a quiet room is key to achieving a tranquil guest experience. However, noise is the most frequent complaint from hotel guests, topping the charts in most cities. It is also a common feature in accommodations reviews online.
Despite this, the J.D. Power North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Survey has consistently shown that noise complaints are significantly under-reported to the hotel, and rarely end up resolved.
Whether a hotel is in a bustling downtown area or right next to an airport runway, hotel management needs to be made aware of noise problems, so that designers and suppliers can find ways to make sure that a guest’s stay is as quiet as possible.
Some effective methods to reducing noise in hotels include:
- Insulating walls and floors better
- Installing noise dampening wall panels and ceilings tiles
- Making use of soundproof windows and curtains
- Installation doors that don’t slam loudly
After all, good design can go a long way to addressing noise issues in buildings, and good insulation can successfully mitigate external noise.
That said, some hotels are also looking into other innovative soundproofing solutions to provide guests with peace and quiet.
It’s not surprising that building standards and guidelines require good acoustics and are evolving with more stringent requirements. Many now require the use of a high Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) ceiling tile. To meet these higher performance criteria, it’s important to consider how every surface, material, structure, fixture and gap plays a role in the way noise is experienced. For the best results, this means focusing on the true strength of ceiling panels.
With the largest selection of edge styles and sizes, Rockfon Sonar stone wool ceiling panels offer optimal design freedom while maximising performance and occupant well-being. They are durable and have fast turnaround times when it comes to cleaning.
Rockfon Sonar offers;
- A lightly-textured white surface
- High sound absorption (NRC = 0.70 – 0.95)
- GREENGUARD Gold Certification for low VOC emission
- Available in a variety of edges and sizes
- Mold and mildew resistant
Rockfon Privacy Barrier’s in modern commercial buildings can only effectively be achieved with a total approach to room acoustics and structural elements. This approach addresses sound transmission through walls, flanking transmission through ceiling plenums, doors and windows and effective sound absorption in large open plan areas.
Rockfon Privacy System provides an economical and highly effective barrier between the top of the wall and the slab or wall and flat metal roof. It is fast to install, requires no fastenings and simply is friction-fitted into gap to provide a barrier that is suitable for use in voids up to 1 metre in height. Rockfon Privacy System using standard Rockfon Acoustic Ceiling Panels achieves airborne sound insulation from room to room (Rw) of more than -40dB in service.