Acoustical Experience: Hotels and Convention Centres

  • Hotel Acoustics
  • Vancouver Convention Centre Piling Noise

About This Project

The acoustical design of hotels encompasses a wide variety of issues including control of exterior noise, control of noise from plumbing, HVAC and elevators, sound isolation between guestrooms, isolation of music from entertainment areas, room acoustics of ballrooms and meeting rooms and effective design of movable walls. Many of these issues are equally important for convention centres.

BKL’s experience includes many notable projects:


Downtown Kelowna Hotel

Kelowna, BC
Comprehensive acoustic design, including sound isolation, room acoustics, control of noise from building services.


Edmonton Convention Centre

Edmonton, AB
Comprehensive acoustical, noise and vibration control design for this major, partially underground facility.


Fairmont Hotel

Vancouver International Airport Terminal
Design, inspection and acceptance testing of curtain wall glazing for noise isolation of guest rooms from jet aircraft.


Four Seasons Whistler Hotel

Complete acoustical design of 5-star hotel including control of noise from building services, sound isolation between spaces, room acoustics of ballroom and meeting rooms, and control of noise emitted to the exterior grounds.


Gateway Casino, Convention Centre and Hotel

Consultation on room acoustics, sound isolation between convention facilities, show lounge, and casino, and control of noise from building services.


Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

Calgary, AB
Acoustical review of floor and wall construction assemblies, including operable walls to determine sound isolation performance.


Lonsdale Quay Hotel

North Vancouver
Isolation of waterfront activity (tugboats and float planes) and HVAC noise from guest rooms. Noise isolation of discotheque.


Pan Pacific Hotel

Consultation on isolation of noise from chiller and kitchen exhaust duct.


Pan Pacific Hotel

Consultation on control of noise from HVAC systems, sound isolation between meeting rooms and suites, and room acoustics in meeting rooms and public spaces.


President Plaza Hotel

Acoustical consulting services for aircraft noise isolation of guest rooms, public spaces and ballrooms.


Ramada Inn Conference Centre

Acoustical design of conference facilities including room acoustics and HVAC noise control.


River Rock Casino and Hotel

Richmond, BC
Control of aircraft noise, HVAC noise control and room acoustics for hotel, casino and show lounge.


Victoria Conference Centre

Comprehensive design services for room acoustics, HVAC noise, exterior noise control and audio/video system for Assembly Hall, Lecture Theatre, nine meeting rooms, and associated pre-function and support areas.


Waterfront Centre Hotel

Full acoustics and noise isolation design for modern four-star hotel.


Whistler Delta Village Suites

Comprehensive noise isolation design acoustically separating the nightclub from the remainder of the hotel, permitting unrestricted operation of the club without disturbance to residents. Mechanical system noise design for rooftop cooling tower and other major mechanical components.



A/V System, Building Services Noise & Vibration, Commissioning, Construction Noise Monitoring, Environmental and Community Noise, High Performance Acoustics, Music Noise Control, Noise Mitigation Design, Room Acoustics, Sound Isolation, Underwater Noise, Vibration Isolation