Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire Hotel, Myanmar

The Opportunity

After its debut in Asia Pacific nearly 20 years ago, Grand Mercure now operates a network of more than 50 upscale hotels and resorts globally under the international chain AccorHotels. The hotel is located in Yangon’s Dagon Industrial Zone and features a panoramic view of the city from its topmost floor. It boasts of its 175 elegantly designed guest rooms and suites with hand-painted ceilings by local artist Pyar Dade. In addition, there are seven meeting spaces and two ballrooms that can host corporate and social gatherings for up to 300 guests. The entire facility required a building-wide audio system with full-range sound, energy-efficient amplification and compact, streamlined mixing solutions.

The Solution

To meet the hotel’s requirements, audio contractor Ghin Gar Cherry Trading Co. installed an end-to-end HARMAN audio system, consisting of JBL Control Series speakers, Crown DriveCore amplifiers and Soundcraft mixers.

To deliver crystal-clear sound throughout the facility, Ghin Gar Cherry Trading Co. selected JBL Control 12C/T compact ceiling loudspeakers. In addition to providing full-range audio with excellent coverage, the Control 12C/T’s pre-attached blind-mount backcan simplifies the installation process and its low-profile, paintable baffle integrates seamlessly with any décor. Compact and energy-efficient Crown DCi 8|600 amplifiers power the speakers, each providing 600 Watts for ample headroom and eight channels for maximum flexibility. Soundcraft FX16ii mixers provide a powerful yet compact and streamlined solution for mixing sound during events in the ballrooms.

The Impact

“As a popular destination for tourists and corporate visitors, Grand Mercure requested a world-class audio system to suit a wide range of events at their Yangon property,” said Ghin Gar, CEO of Ghin Gar Cherry Trading Co., “We’ve had great success with HARMAN products in the past, so we knew they would be a good fit for this installation. To compliment the hotel’s refined atmosphere with the highest sound quality possible, we designed a complete HARMAN system featuring JBL, Crown and Soundcraft equipment.”

“To create unique and memorable guest experiences, we commissioned top-of-the-line sound system from HARMAN Professional Solutions,” said Vinoth Kumar, General Manager of Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire. “Leveraging their state-of-the-art audio technology, we have achieved high-quality sound with remarkably intuitive control. The products were easy to install and their modern, clean design compliments the sophisticated aesthetic of our facility.”