Hotel lighting is an integral part of the branding and mood of a hotel, and Architainment are pleased to have been involved in a hotel lighting project in Glasgow

Renovation work on Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel began in June 2009 and at this time, hotel operator, Principal Hayley called on Architainment Lighting to supply and manage the rejuvenation of the hotel’s interior and exterior lighting. Completed in autumn 2010, Architainment specified a range of Philips Color Kinetics fittings for the hotel, including the iColor Cove MX Powercore, eW Blast Powercore, and eW Graze Powercore.

Hotel Lighting – Internal

For the hotel’s large and glamorous function room, the ‘Grand Room of Glasgow,’ Architainment supplied more than 350 iColor Cove MX Powercore 12in linear RGB cove fixtures, a cost effective fitting that provides a total light output of 387 lumens per foot.  Architainment Key Account Manager, Lee Shields, specified the iColor Cove MX Powercore as it was the best fit for the installation because of the high light output and – due to the Powercore technology that manages both power and data within the fixture – its ability to make up long runs without requiring multiple power supplies. This made the installation significantly more cost effective and straight forward. Architainment also supplied 46 fixtures of eW Cove MX Powercore, a solid white linear cove fixture for the inside of the hotel.

Hotel Lighting – External

For the hotel’s facade, four eW Blast Powercore fittings, an LED floodlight with a high-intensity wash of white light, were installed. Specifically designed for surface grazing and wall-washing applications, this fixture provides low energy consumption, long lifetime and zero maintenance, all of which were priorities for Principal Hayley when deciding which lighting to use.  In addition to this, 24 1ft and 12 4ft models of the and  (2700 K narrow beam) were supplied for the hotel’s exterior, for similar reasons.

Commenting on the project, Key Account Manager, Lee Shields said:

“We get involved with a wide range of installations but are always really excited to work on heritage projects because they are often challenging but the results are always particularly rewarding. It was a privilege to be part of a huge renovation programme for such an iconic Scottish venue.”

Located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, above the central station, the Grand Central Hotel is home to superior conference and banqueting rooms, and is the ideal short break destination in Glasgow.