Case Study:
Andaz Ducasse at The Dorchester

Ducasse - Bars & Restaurants by CGA Integration


Returning for a fourth project at The Dorchester hotel, CGA Integration took on complete responsibility for providing audio to match standards in cuisine and service set by the Alain Ducasse and his team in the centrepiece restaurant development.


As with many spectacular venues, high ceilings and differing finishes challenge audio designers to achieve intimacy, quality and even levels of crystal clear sound. These challenges are accentuated by the standards set by Alain Ducasse and the spotlight under which the Dorchester as a whole is viewed by global travellers and gourmets.


The distinct zones each required a custom response. Electrovoice speakers provided a solution for each spec, with the capability to match voicing across a range . The Park Lane room was catered for with C8.2HC high ceiling variants, while C8.2 speakers are concealed in lighting features in main room, cellar and private dining booths to give separate audio zones or a full range quality sound across the entire venue. Mediamatrix control offers wall plate selection of presets for the Crown CTS amp supply, fed by 8 track hard drive music for brand consistency.


“CGA International Limited can be recommended to provide great service, expertise and technical advice. Given a specific brief Chris and his team have provided a solution that is very discreet, overcoming physical challenges within the restaurant setting and provides the best of quality sound.”