Waldorf Astoria rooftop restaurant adds Meyer to menu
Monday, 10 May 2021
waldorf-astoriaThe Rooftop by JG at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
USA - The Rooftop by JG at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills recently installed a trellis structure with retractable rain coverings and radiant heaters along with a complete renovation of the Meyer Sound foreground music system.
“The owners were acutely aware of the importance of sound in the overall customer experience, and they already were familiar with the quality of Meyer Sound products from other installations there since opening,” says John Swan of Las Vegas-based Technology West Group, who was design engineer and project manager for the upgrade. “This was an opportunity to raise the bar for audio even higher in this area.”
Comprising 17 UP‑4slim full-range loudspeakers and six MM‑10XP miniature subwoofers, the new rooftop system augments the total of 92 additional Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers that already were installed in five other public areas when the hotel opened in 2017.
“The UP-4slim was a perfect fit for the rooftop because the owners insisted on discreet loudspeakers that would blend into trellis beams,” continues Swan. “Not only did the UP-4slim have the slender profile needed, but Meyer also offers a custom colour option. In this case, the company making the trellis had their own paint formula, which they sent to Meyer Sound where it was matched perfectly. In addition, using Meyer Sound’s XP series loudspeakers allowed us to retain the advantages of self-powered systems without running even more AC conduit around the trellis.”
All the new loudspeakers are fully weather-protected, and the signal routing via the MPS‑488HP power supply units has channels strategically linked so that separate zones in the restaurant can change levels independently using a Crestron control system.
“With the quantity and placement of the loudspeakers we have uniform and seamless coverage for all the tables, so it’s never too loud at one table or barely audible at others. That’s great for daytime use, but we also have enough horsepower in the system so they can raise the energy level as high as needed for a late evening party.”
The new rooftop system shares six Galileo Galaxy Network Platforms and 11 MPS-488HP power supplies with the extended pool deck systems.
“The owners here made audio quality a high priority from the beginning, which is not always the case even at upscale hotels,” says Swan. “They realise that, over the long run, it’s a smart investment in customer satisfaction and loyalty.”
The Rooftop by JG features cuisine by Jean-Georges Vongerichten as the prime attraction.

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