Sep 5, 2008

Acentech selected by Mandarin Oriental for acoustics consulting

Acentech Inc., a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary acoustical consulting firm, announced today that it has been selected to work on the city’s most luxurious hotel and condominium complex, Mandarin Oriental, Boston, which is nearing completion and slated to open in fall 2008.

Developed by CWB Boylston and designed by Boston-based CBT Architects, the Boylston Street hotel and residence complex is one of the most exclusive developments in the city, featuring attentive personal service and high-end amenities. The multi-use facility features the Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, consisting of 50 ultra-luxury condo residences and 25 high-end apartments, and the ultra-luxe Mandarin Oriental, Boston hotel.

The hotel, with 136 guest rooms and 12 suites, also encompasses a 16,000 square-foot spa and fitness center, meeting rooms, a ballroom, and Mandarin Oriental, Boston’s signature restaurant, Asana.

Acentech was selected by CWB Boylston and CBT Architects to provide architectural acoustic and mechanical system noise and vibration control consulting to meet the high expectations for the future occupants of the building. Acentech developed demising constructions for providing exceptional sound isolation between the residences and the guestrooms, both vertically and horizontally, to allow the occupants of each space their enjoyment and privacy from others. Acentech also recommended noise and vibration control for mechanical systems to achieve quiet in the building, including the equipment within each residence, the rooftop equipment adjacent to the rooftop terraces, and the emergency generator in the lower level of the building.

“Mandarin Oriental, Boston will provide guests and residents a level of service and privacy never before experienced in the city of Boston,” said Robin Brown, principal, CWB Boylston. “It was very important to us that we provide guests and residents with the discrete experience they have come to expect from the Mandarin Oriental brand. Acentech helped us achieve that goal by creating a soothing, quiet atmosphere throughout the entire hotel and residence complex, and we are extremely pleased with the results.”



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