As Hospitality gradually reopens, one area that will be key to success, at least in the short to medium term, will be ensuring that venues make the most of their outside spaces by really integrating the ‘outside in.’
We now know that good ventilation is key in reducing the spread of Covid, so eating or socialising outside with all the benefits of natural air flow, reduces the propensity of transmission. As a result, outdoor hospitality spaces are going to be key this summer and AV can be used to help enhance your guest’s experience whether they are inside or out.
Used effectively, a soundscape can bring the ambience of your venue seamlessly from one area to another, to create a holistic experience. In just the same way as you would use a multi zoned sound system to create continuity of sound, as a guest walks through a hotel from the lobby to the bar though to the restaurant, the right number and type of speakers placed in the correct location can create a seamless flow of sound into an outdoor dining or bar area.
Similarly, outdoor speakers don’t have to be ugly! Discrete speakers can be installed outside and even matched to a RAL colour to seamlessly blend with your decor. They can be linked to your existing sound system and controlled in the same way as any other room or zone in your venue, ensuring that the right ambience is created in that area, depending on the occasion or time of day.
So as we embark on the road map to recovery, ‘let’s go outside’ and welcome guests back to our hospitality venues.