The Parador Hotel Luis Vives

This installation is situated in an unparalled setting within the Albufera Natural Park


The state-run chain of hotels called Paradores Nacionales has recently inaugurated the completely refurbished Hotel in el Saler in Valencia which offers newly improved infrastructure and services. This installation, built in 1966, is situated in an unparalled setting within the Albufera Natural Park. In order to harmonize with the natural surroundings, the installation has been renovated using materials such as natural stone and glass.This renovation has also included the expansion of indoor equipment such as the sound system for background music as well as P.A. in the different areas of the hotel complex. Using the D.A.S. sound systems has been a major improvement and is a magnificent addition to the impressive installations of this complex.

Among the many venues one may find the Vela Latina Convention Hall with capacity for 400 people, the magnificent Spa or the extraordinary golf course, fast becoming one of the hotel's main attractions. Mr. Christian Sena Pardo, manager of the engineering department of Almarche Electronica, S.A., carried out the design and direction of the installation projects for the television, telephone, computer networks, and P.A. systems of the hotel. The systems chosen for this installation were the D.A.S. Audio Ceiling and Factor series.

These systems have been designed to integrate perfectly in any type of modern architectural space. Their compact construction and ease of installation make them tremendously versatile in a multitude of applications. The flush-mounted loudspeakers from the Ceiling series are designed to offer outstanding audio performance all in a compact, simple and easy- to- install product. They also provide sound field coverage with excellent high and mid-range frequency reproduction enhancing word intelligibility. The Ceiling series speakers were installed in the main entrance, the dining rooms and other common areas of the building. The D.A.S. Factor series systems that were installed are passive systems with two-way 5" loudspeakers with a 25 mm soft dome tweeter for high frequencies.

They are very efficient and sturdy systems with proven reliability in different installations world-wide. The Factor series "T" versions with built-in line transformers were used in terraces, convention halls and the relax/spa area. These systems receive signal amplification by way of D.A.S. CSA series 300T 100 volt amplifiers.This new building with over 13,000 square meters is immersed in the Mediterranean light that filters through its vast windows. This building is part of the prestigious line of state-run hotels of Spain which has more than 90 emblematic buildings spread-out throughout Spain's geography. No less important is the history of these State-run Hotels, which dates back to 1928 with the inauguration of the Hotel of Gredos (Avila) by King Alfonso XIII, followed by other emblematic buildings such as castles, convents or palaces that were rescued to serve as future accommodations.

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