It was great to be a part of the works at the Manor, Michael had a clear vision of what he wanted to achieve to showcase his culinary delights and create the ultimate leisure destination. It felt like a ‘real’ local project with specialists and skills in Devon brought together to realise his vision.
We were involved in the design phase of the project, working with the mechanical and electrical engineers, interior designers and lighting consultants to achieve the ideal lighting scenario for all events in the main areas of the hotel.
Michael said "Lutron system allows us to pre-program and anticipate all of that, and I think that’s a very powerful tool to have within a hotel such as ours, here at Lympstone Manor”. He recognised that lighting was paramount is creating the ideal ambiance, supporting positive moods and welcoming his guests, so they feel immediately relaxed in the hotel. He added "lighting sets the mood for everything." The lighting control ensures his has a consistent appearance for each hour of the day, creating more light when required and a warm light as the evening pulls. Michael has created ‘dining experiences’ so it is vital that each room supports the required atmosphere for people to enjoy their food, wine, surroundings and the company. The lighting and the music are pivotal in creating the desired mood.
We installed Lutron lighting control, as it allows the lighting to be controlled from discreet, sympathetic wall switches in antique brass to match the decor or from an iPad at reception. The lighting control requires one touch of a button to create the ultimate lighting for each space that is altered with ease as the daylight changes through the day. Michael explained that "Lutron can control lighting at different times of the day, so we can get the right lighting levels to create that experience consistently across the day, but also any time of the year."
It was a real pleasure to be a part of the working team and even more of a pleasure to now enjoy the hotel surroundings and culinary delights!
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