Hotel Soundproofing for Happy Guests
“What people want is a good night’s sleep. If you don’t have that, you don’t have a hotel.”
—Susan McComb of BAR Architects, San Francisco, CA
Are guests complaining about noise from nearby establishments or loud traffic? Or are you planning a new hotel and concerned that the drafty original windows wont make for quiet rooms? If so, we have a solution to meet your needs!
Indow inserts seal out noise, block drafts, and are easy to maintain. They have a customized compression fit for each opening. Their sleek, modern design blends with original windows like no other window insulation solution.
When placed over single-pane windows:
- Standard Grade inserts dampen noise by up to 10 dBA, which equates to a 50% noise reduction.
- Acoustic Grade inserts reduce noise by up to 18.9 dBA, equivalent to a 70% noise reduction.
When placed over double-pane windows:
- Acoustic Grade inserts will reduce noise by 50%. Testing done by the British Columbia Institute of Technology found that an Indow insert placed over a standard double-pane window yields a 42-45 STC or Sound Transmission Class rating.
Giving guests a hushed, peaceful place to stay in a historic building – even one in the heart of a bustling downtown – is critical to generating positive reviews. It’s also easier than you might think.
Bringing Quiet to Inn Guests in St. Augustine (Case Study)
Jerry Houman realized that he had to deal with the noise before opening the doors of the Hemingway House in St. Augustine, Florida. The narrow brick streets of America’s only Spanish colonial settlement amplify all sounds – cars, music and conversation – which were booming into the bed and breakfast’s guest rooms.
“We have to do something about this noise or all we’ll get on Trip Advisor is complaints,” he said to himself. “This place is charming until it’s time to go to sleep.”
The Indow inserts made such a difference that Houman credits them for Trip Advisor listing Hemingway House as #3 of 31 inns in town, with a 5-star overall rating from over 200 reviews (to date). His bedroom is on the first floor and so he knows firsthand the difference the inserts make at night.
“They have saved my life!”
Soundproofing A Boutique Hotel In Portland, OR (Case Study)
The Society Hotel used to house sailors back when it was built in 1881 but is now a hip boutique hotel in vibrant Old Town. The owners knew right away they needed to reduce the noise coming in from nearby night clubs if their guests were going to sleep. Indow inserts allowed them to preserve the building’s historic single-pane windows, while quieting the sounds from this late night area of the city.
“The Indow windows make it feel like a more modern interior space,” said Jonathan Cohen, who owns the hotel with his business partners. “It’s not like the noises are completely gone, but they’re much more muffled.”
Zero Revenue Loss During Installation
Our inserts are laser tailored for a perfect fit on the first install, which takes 10 minutes per window. This can be completed during changeover so you don’t lose any revenue on rooms that normally would need to be cleared for hours or days to install a replacement product or track-based system.
Indow inserts are equally easy to remove, so guests can get fresh air whenever they wish.