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As Sopwell House drives forward with a £12m spa development programme, Amthal is working closely in partnership to ensure it is delivered to create a safe and secure environment for guests and staff.
Sopwell House is a Georgian country House Hotel, which is owned and operated by AB Hotels, and presents a luxury 128 bedroom hotel, country club & spa located south of St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Construction on the new spa facilities, including a 430m outdoor space garden has begun and due to open in early 2019. Amthal has been the security partner of choice at Sopwell House for three years covering all aspects of fire and safety maintenance. The fire and security specialist is working closely with the construction team on site to ensure new requirements are fitted without compromising on aesthetics of the new spa. Hotel security is one of the biggest challenges presented, to enable balancing a welcoming and relaxing environment that doesn’t compromise on the safety of guests. Amthal current maintain all existing fire and CCTV systems throughout Sopwell House. And for the new spa facilities, Amthal is installing latest IP CCV together with access control integrated with the main hotel and extending the fire systems, again from the main hotel building.
Says Alon Bejerano, Project Manager at AB Hotels:
‘This is a very exciting chapter for Sopwell House, and a significant investment that we are all looking forward to presenting to our guests. Whilst its core objective is to offer the latest and greatest luxury amenities; it’s integral that it can be enjoyed in a safe and secure environment. “Having Amthal as our existing security partner on board right from the early stages of the design, and specification of the spa development is key. The team could offer advice and practical support on how and where to install security measures to blend with their surroundings, without affecting the experience for our staff and guests.”
Paul Rosenthal, Sales Director at Amthal Fire and Security added:
“Today hotel guests have higher expectations than ever, including personalised experiences and the opportunity to create memories, even if it’s just an overnight stay. With more focus on guest experience than ever before, it’s critical luxury hoteliers such as Sopwell House continue to evolve their offerings to meet this demand. “This all has to be achieved with guests assured they are safe and secure, expecting a home from home experience. They need peace of mind in the physical sense and also with consideration of increasing reliance on integrated systems through the Internet of Things. At Sopwell House, it has taken careful planning and a close working partnership to achieve these objectives for fire and security services for the new spa facilities and hotel as a whole.”
Lussmanns Sustains Security With Amthal Award-winning Lussmanns
Sustainable Fish & Grill has enlisted Amthal Fire & Security to ensure its growing restaurant group is safe and secure for the benefit of staff and guests. Lussmanns is an independent brasserie style restaurant, invested in by leading hospitality entrepreneurs and recognised as a locals’ favourite alongside gaining praise from leading critics.
The group currently operates in five locations across Hertfordshire, with an ambition to double in size in five years. To ensure complete fire safety and security, Amthal Fire & Security was selected to partner with, and grow with the company, to ensure all new and existing restaurant premises were fitted with latest smart fire and security solutions.
Says Andrei Lussmann, Managing Director at Lussmanns:
“Lussmanns is proudly independent, bringing ethical and increasingly renowned sustainable dining to high streets across Hertfordshire. But we are far from complacent and set on an ambition path to grow our offering with more locations available, as quickly as possible. “We came to realise we needed one local fire and security partner who could work with us and be relied upon to organise our complete systems, whether in an existing or new location. Amthal fitted the bill perfectly and has proven to work around our timetables to ensure fire and security systems are planned and installed with minimal disruption and maintained with a 24/7 priority response.” Amthal has worked with Lussmanns to design, deliver and maintain security solutions including smart intruder and CCTV systems alongside all fire alarms for the ultimate safety of staff and customers."
Paul Rosenthal , Amthal Sales Director added:
"Lussmanns has rightfully been described by leading food critics as ‘everything a local restaurant should be and has continued successfully against impressive competition to present the highest quality, sustainable dining experience across Hertfordshire . “We have worked on a partner basis to maintain fire and security in existing restaurants , and ensure systems are designed to meet the bespoke requirements of new restaurant locations. This way, Lussmanns can focus on their expertise of delivering great food, service and value to diners, wit h complete peace of mind that restaurants , staff and guests ca n enjoy their experience in a safe and secure environment.”
Amthal is working with Hawksmoor through an ambitious growth plan throughout the UK, providing fire and security services for all new and inherited buildings.
Hawksmoor, a British steakhouse and cocktail bar, which has been described as ‘flawless’ by The Times restaurant critic Giles Coren, and one of the best restaurant groups in the country by Tom Parker Bowles, is on the cusp of opening its tenth restaurant in quick succession.
Growing with the company is Amthal Fire & Security; always ready to design, deliver and install security solutions including smart CCTV systems alongside all fire alarms for the ultimate safety of staff and customers.
Says Alex McLauchlan, Finance Director at Hawksmoor Group:
“Amthal Fire & Security has excelled in the delivery of innovative security solutions, even when the buildings we have purchased have existing systems and supply companies already in place.
“The team works seamlessly around our timetables to ensure fire and security systems are planned into the design of the restaurant, installed with minimal disruption and maintained with a 24/7 priority response. Amthal is a company on which Hawskmoor has come to rely as we grow our restaurant portfolio for the safety and security of our staff and guests.”
Phil Bryant, Service Accounts Manager at Amthal Fire & Security added:
“What our long term relationship with Hawksmoor demonstrates is our preferred approach to working with clients, in true partnership. Our aim is to grow with clients and become the first port of call to organise all fire and security services.
“In Hawksmoor’s case, we are now asked to be involved with all areas of its operation from the planning of new site acquisitions and new site openings, through to a scheduled service and support package for the group’s portfolio. We even recently travelled with Hawksmoor on its first venture outside of London, with Hawksmoor Manchester. Overall, it shows how Amthal is Hawksmoor’s total security solution provider.”
Sourced Market Security On Track with Amthal Serving thousands of happy commuters and tourists across leading London stations on a weekly basis, Sourced Market has peace of mind that its newest premises is safe and secure with Amthal Fire and Security.
Sourced Market, the artisan food and drink retailer, has brought the concept of a farmer’s market to the convenience sector and has most recently added a deli/café to its portfolio, in becoming the first outlet to open at the heart of the Nova project that is regenerating a large part of London Victoria.
Growing with the company and remaining sensitive to its surroundings when it comes to safety and security for staff and customers is Amthal Fire & Security; always ready to design, deliver and install security solutions including Fire Alarm, intruder systems and CCTV.
Says Bridin Allen, Events, Marketing & Office Manager for Sourced Market:
“The whole ethos of Sourced Market is meeting a demand for high quality, locally sourced produce. We are incredibly proud of the suppliers we work with and want to ensure we offer the best protection in our food outlets for our staff and customers. “This is where Amthal Fire & Security fit the bill perfectly, in working with us across our sites, right from the initial design phase, to making sure the systems installed are not invasive to the style and feel of our creation, through installation with minimal disruption and maintenance.”
Phil Bryant, Service Accounts Manager at Amthal Fire & Security added:
“Sourced Market has been instrumental in revolutionising the way people buy food and drink at the train stations and beyond. Its opening at nova food is especially significant, being neighbours to some of the biggest and best names in the industry in such a fun, fresh setting. “Amthal is thrilled to have worked on the security on site. What this latest project demonstrates is although it may seem like security can be figured out at the last minute; it’s much more intuitive to carefully consider during initial design phases. This way the installation process can operate to blend security systems with surroundings and create a seamless, safe and secure environment for employees and customers alike”
Amthal Fire & Security has secured Watford Palace Theatre with an access control system incorporating networked control doors, software and proximity ID cards, all installed without compromising on the Grade II listed early 20th Century building.
Watford Palace Theatre, opened in 1908, is a 600 seat Edwardian Palace Theatre that has undergone significant refurbishment to offer modern accessible facilities including its own rehearsal room, wardrobe and scenic workshop, together with the new Green Bar Room.
As the theatre continues to develop the quality of experience for all who visit, the site management team is also conscious of protecting the investment and assets of the building premises for the benefit of all who visit and work on site.
Following an initial site survey to understand the unique requirements of the theatre, Amthal Fire & Security installed an access control system consisting of 30 IP networked control doors, software and proximity ID cards to offer ultimate door entry and controlled access management.
Richard Collette, Account Manager at Amthal Fire & Security added:
“Watford Palace Theatre was clear in a desire to partner with a company and develop a long professional relationship to maintain the high level of protection required at a theatre premises, with ongoing streams of staff and visitors at all times of day and night.
“Amthal Fire & Security shares this vision, which is why we go the extra mile to ensuring fire and security solutions exactly fit the requirements of buildings in terms of functionality, flexibility, scalability and management. Watford Palace Theatre is a great example of how the very latest access control solutions can be installed seamlessly in such a beautiful Edwardian building, with no effect to the architectural design.“
Says Dan Baxter, Communications Director for Watford Palace Theatre:
“We have an obligation to provide security and accessibility for all theatre goers, in addition to key members of staff. But any security installed had to be carefully considered with regards its impact on the aesthetics and architectural style of the Edwardian Palace Theatre.
“Amthal Fire & Security understood this and following a thorough site survey, designed the access control system around our needs. The installation process was quick and the new system is easy to manage and ensures complete access, safety and security. We are also safe in the knowledge it’s future proofed so that as we continue to develop the site, the level of protection can continue to grow with the facilities available.”
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