Grupo Brisas is one of the most recognized hotel corporations in Mexico, whose objective is to generate a one-of-a-kind experience for every guest. Its name comes from the legendary Las Brisas Acapulco Resort, an emblematic landmark of the mid-20th century, which set the standards of luxury and excellence in Mexican hospitality.
Galería Plaza is Grupo Brisas’ business hotel brand, focusing on the contemporary, efficient and uncomplicated business traveler. Its services focus on connectivity and technology, exceeding guests’ demanding expectations.
The Galería Plaza San Jerónimo hotel offers 141 guest rooms and 10 suites equipped with state-of-the-art technology, a spacious restaurant, a modern bar, a spectacular roof garden with a swimming pool, two large terraces surrounded by gardens, an Executive Club, Business Center, gym and yoga studio.
Also available is the San Jerónimo Ballroom, a versatile 10,118-square-foot venue for presentations, exhibits, celebrations and conferences. This flexible space is capable of seating up to 900 people and can be reconfigured into six separate rooms to meet visitors’ needs.
The audio experience is an integral component in attracting clients hosting celebrations, conferences, conventions and exhibitions to the hotel. There is significant competition in the local hospitality industry to entice the many large corporations, public institutions, schools and universities looking for the most comfortable and functional venue for their events. This directed Grupo Brisas to invest in a comprehensive audiovisual solution that complements the beautiful venue.
Grupo Brisas partnered with Tecnología en Sistemas Especiales (TSE), an experienced IT and AV integration company, to incorporate the audio system into the architectural and engineering plans, which was critical for developing the best audio system for the Galería Plaza San Jerónimo hotel.
The audio system needed to create a unique atmosphere throughout the hotel’s public areas, culminating in the San Jerónimo Ballroom where the room’s audio flexibility would empower the hotel to serve the various needs of its clientele. The audio throughout the new Plaza San Jerónimo Gallery would provide a luxurious and comfortable experience for hotel guests and customers.
For this project, the TSE team designed a system made up exclusively of Bose Professional equipment. The solution included more than 120 loudspeakers of various models from the EdgeMax and FreeSpace product lines, PowerMatch and PowerShare amplifiers, ControlSpace DSP signal processors and wall controllers. The system was divided into ten independent audio zones, all operating through a Dante network.
The biggest opportunity was ensuring the audio system for the San Jerónimo Ballroom provided flexibility and versatility without reducing the quality sound experience Bose is known for.
TSE used the Bose Modeler sound software, a 3D modeling program for acoustic design and analysis. The modeling defined which Bose loudspeaker delivered the sound quality needed and the quantity needed to deliver an excellent experience throughout the ballroom. The results are a system of 20 EdgeMax EM180 loudspeakers, providing the necessary coverage, intelligibility and power — whether the ballroom is configured for business events or social celebrations. Their refined design blends seamlessly with the ballroom’s ceiling, maintaining the visual elegance of the space.
This system includes six ControlSpace WP22BU-D Dante wall plates, which connects microphones, laptops, smartphones or audio players so a variety of audio sources can be used; and is powered with a PowerMatch PM8500N amplifier and a ControlSpace EX-1280C digital sound processor. This system can either be managed independently at each wall plate or via a mobile device through the ControlSpace Remote software — providing flexibility for management to access system health and monitor and control the ballroom’s audio.
The Galería Plaza San Jerónimo hotel has a sound system that reinforces the comfort and elegance that guests experience throughout their stay. The overall soundscape is clear, intelligible and consistent, reaching every corner of the hotel — from the corridors to the restaurant to the Roof Garden.