Hotel Bilyana Beach is located on the South Beach of the historic town Nessebar, Bulgaria, and attracts thousands of guests annually to its luxurious facilities. Having recently become part of the prestige hotel chain, SENTIDO, the hotel underwent a complete renovation, which included the implementation of a new fire detection system. Leading life safety manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, was called to support with this extensive project.
Nessebar, Bulgaria, is a 3,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist attraction. Originally a Thracian settlement, the city became a Greek colony around 6BC – the remains of which you can still visit today. Its golden beaches link directly to the Black Sea, making it a prime location for holiday-goers from around the globe and the ideal home for Hotel Bilyana Beach. Established in 2004, the 17,600 m² hotel recently undertook a complete renovation of the rooms and hotel facilities, including the installation of a new innovative fire detection solution.
Bilyana Angelova, general manager at SENTIDO Bilyana Beach said: “The safety and security of our guests is always going to be our top priority, and so when the renovation plan was in process, it was important that this was examined. Deciding on our brand-new life safety detection system is a decision that has ensured our guests are provided with the ultimate level of protection.
“To ensure the installation was carried out to the highest specification, we brought in engineers, Laytel Ltd, to oversee the project who specified the ESP range from Hochiki Europe.”
A new beginning
With effectively a blank canvas to work on, installers Laytel were able to have free reign when choosing the ideal products for the job. Nikola Fotev, general manager at Laytel Ltd said: “We’ve had many years of experience designing life safety and security systems, and so we were confident in taking on a challenge of this size. Understanding the hotel’s primary aim of providing an all-encompassing, addressable life safety system, Hochiki’s ESP range was the clear choice. In total, our engineering team installed over 500 ESP devices containing a mixture of sensors, modules, manual call points, audio-visual alarms and sounders. We’re extremely happy with the end result and the level of protection offered.”
Hochiki’s ESP range of devices offer an incomparable level of reliability through a range of feature-rich, addressable products that are easy to install. All parts of the range are tested to the highest European and international standards to give installers and end users peace of mind.
Faultless fire safety
Due to the wide variety of facilities that are often available at hotels, from swimming pools to restaurants, the specified life safety system needs to be flexible enough to meet these complex needs. More importantly, with hundreds of people often in the building at one time, the majority of whom are unfamiliar with their surroundings, can lead to ineffective evacuations in the event of a fire. The adaptability, reliability and responsiveness of the ESP range helps mitigate these problems.
Furthermore, another key requirement for hotels is the need to eliminate false alarms. These incidents can not only hinder the reputation of the hotel and guests’ experience if they persist, but can also be dangerous in actioning a safe exit in the event of a real fire. The sensors with the ESP range have been designed with this in mind.
Hochiki’s intelligent sensor range consists of smoke, heat, multi (smoke and heat) and multi with CO sensors. By redesigning the smoke chamber and optics within the smoke and multi sensors, false alarm reduction has been integrated into each device, making it ideal for hotel facilities where false alarms can be costly and disruptive. Because of this technology, these sensors are far more reactive to their environments and therefore equally more responsive to multiple smoke types. This, combined with the range’s Enhanced Systems Protocol (ESP), a platform that provides faultless communications between the panel and sensors, means the ESP sensor range delivers precision fire detection.
Now operating as a four-star accommodation establishment, SENTIDO Bilyana Beach continues to serve guests throughout the year, providing the highest levels of life-safety detection.
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