Reflex was commissioned to design and install a cutting-edge sound system in the Fire Lake Grill House and Cocktail Bar at Radisson Blu Leeds.

The Challenge

When leading global hotel brand Radisson Blu began planning the refurbishment of their Fire Lake Grill House and Cocktail Bar in Leeds, they knew they wanted it have a great atmosphere. Situated on the Headrow in the heart of Leeds, the Radisson Blu restaurant is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle, where guests enjoy refined dining in chic surroundings.

Reflex Soundpoint, the audio division of Reflex Systems, were approached by designers to provide a sound system solution that would complement the venue by providing high quality music. From a relaxed daytime atmosphere to a more sophisticated, livelier environment for the evenings and weekends, it had to meet a range of demands. It was also vital that the system sounded great but was also simple to use, requiring minimal management. Equally it was critical that the speakers did not detract from the stylish décor of the restaurant and bar.

The Solution

When it comes to hospitality sound solutions, Reflex Soundpoint, as Bose Pro Partners, are true industry experts. With almost 30 years’ experience within this sector, working with 4 and 5 star hotels and hospitality venues, the company understands the need for sophisticated design, operational performance, built-in flexibility and usability. Bose is renowned for its state-of-the-art speaker design and performance, as well as amplifiers and system controls that installers can integrate perfectly into all manner of public spaces, such as restaurants, bars, conference spaces, spas and leisure facilities.

The Bose product range combines design aesthetics with high quality music and speech reproduction. Incorporating ControlSpace digital signal processing and intuitive room controls, Bose is perfectly suited to the ever-changing requirements of the popular Fire Lake Grill House and Cocktail Bar. Many of the system’s functions can be programmed automatically, meaning there’s no need for extensive training in order to use them effectively.

Reflex chose Bose RoomMatch Utility speakers for the restaurant and bar, as their use of the latest technology is guaranteed to enhance the ambience of any public space. A Bose ControlSpace centrally controlled system was the ideal solution for the Radisson Blu, as it can be pre-programmed to schedule diverse musical outputs at specific times, or altered at the touch of a button to provide vocal clarity for speeches. Bose FreeSpace flush-mount ceiling speakers complete the solution, delivering ambient background music in surrounding public areas.

The Result

According to the General Manager of the Fire Lake Grill House, the system is perfectly suited to the venue.

“We relied totally on Reflex to provide us with a system that would meet our needs, and they delivered. We now have a system that we can almost forget about, as it is scheduled to deliver what we need when we need it, but it is also extremely easy to make a small alteration if we have a special function. The speakers look and sound great without being visually or audibly intrusive – we now have a lovely atmosphere.”