Five star controls at the Westbury



Specified and installed by Strand Integration, Vantage is used throughout the hotel’s public areas, including its Michelin starred restaurant, Alyn Williams at The Westbury, Gallery restaurant and basement club.

Sebastian Jones of Strand Integration said: “We needed a system that offered great flexibility and would also be consistent and simple to operate – Vantage ticked every single box. It has the ability to control all types of lighting technologies through either a centralised or decentralised system topology, and provides simplified or complex control and integration.”

A key example of Vantage’s flexibility can be seen when comparing the hotel’s lobby area, which only required automatic and automated control over the lighting, and the new Gallery restaurant and club, which required full AV and mechanical integration.

“Vantage really comes into its own on this type of project,” continued Sebastian. “It allows us to offer the client the varying levels of control they need without having to employ a separate control system. This simplifies things for both the client and our engineers, who only have a single system to install and programme.”

Vantage is the most powerful system in the high end custom install market to deliver complete automation. It provides fully integrated, intelligent control over both the dimming and switching of lighting, and other solutions such as AV, heating and security. Meanwhile its intuitive software is quicker and easier to programme than any other system and the results are breathtaking; allowing a property to be shaped to specific tastes and expectations with the touch of a button.

Richard Hayward, marketing manager for Legrand’s building automation systems, said: “Other systems at this top end of the market specialise in one particular area of automation, whether it be lighting, AV or security, but Vantage is a true all-rounder with a hugely impressive track record.”

Vantage enjoys great popularity amongst high net worth individuals in the sport, show business and business communities, and has been used extensively in stunning residential properties, private yachts and exclusive hotels. Other recent installations include a five star hotel in Knightsbridge, London, a 6,000sq ft. penthouse apartment in Tribeca, New York, and the five deck 230 ft. My Samar yacht.

The appeal of Vantage is extended even further due to the fact it can be used in conjunction with Legrand’s Arteor range of wiring accessories, which provides a greater choice of user controls, the ability to match accessories and the advantage for installers of dealing with just one company for every aspect of building automation and control.

Key Facts

The project: Westbury Hotel, London

The solution: Vantage automation systems were installed throughout the hotel to provide a fully integrated, intelligent control system for lighting, AV and security.