HARMAN Professional Solutions Brings Five-Star Sound to Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire Hotel

Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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Ghin Gar Cherry Trading Co. recently upgraded the Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire hotel with a complete HARMAN Professional Solutions audio system.

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 175 elegantly designed guest rooms and suites with hand-painted ceilings by local artist Pyar Dade. In addition, there are 7 meeting spaces and 2 ballrooms that can host corporate and social gatherings 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. 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.

"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.