Mr. Keizer

Lucas Keizer

Director

Knowledge Centre Sound Insulation

Lucas Keizer is the Director of Knowledge Centre Sound Insulation (KGI) and president of the Foundation Quiet hotelrooms®

He is based in the firm’s Amsterdam office, where he is in charge of Research Services.Together with several knowledge partners, KGI set up an innovation team which has developed a number of sound insulation systems specifically geared to hotels.

Putting together all this information, we have developed a sound measuring technique which allows us to measure the sound insulation level of individual hotels rooms as well as of hotels as a whole. We have tested many rooms with this technique and this has led to the Quiet Room classification system. We are now able to classify hotel rooms into several sound insulation categories based on the specific QR-conditions. If necessary, we can upgrade hotel rooms into a higher category with the implementation of our dedicated sound insulation systems.

Lucas Keizer started the Knowledge centre sound insulation in 2009 and created the Quiet Room label with Quiet Hotel Awards in 2014.

Mr. Keizer has worked with many of the world’s leading hospitality companies, such as IHG, Hilton, Starwood and Marriott. The company has assisted hundreds of luxury independent and branded hotels throughout the world, providing with the Quietroom label and Soundproof solutions.

Mr.Keizer has over 20 years experience in business development, working in the accommodation, Acoustics,Real Estate and sectors of the hotel industry.

He completed his Bachelor Acoustics engineer and his Executive MBA from Amsterdam School of Business.

Please visit http://kgigroep.com for more information.

Mr. Keizer can be contacted at +3184-003-0094 or lkeizer@kgigroep.nl

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Architecture & Design: Authentic, Interactive and Immersive
If there is one dominant trend in the field of hotel architecture and design, it’s that travelers are demanding authentic, immersive and interactive experiences. This is especially true for Millennials but Baby Boomers are seeking out meaningful experiences as well. As a result, the development of immersive travel experiences - winery resorts, culinary resorts, resorts geared toward specific sports enthusiasts - will continue to expand. Another kind of immersive experience is an urban resort – one that provides all the elements you'd expect in a luxury resort, but urbanized. The urban resort hotel is designed as a staging area where the city itself provides all the amenities, and the hotel functions as a kind of sophisticated concierge service. Another trend is a re-thinking of the hotel lobby, which has evolved into an active social hub with flexible spaces for work and play, featuring cafe?s, bars, libraries, computer stations, game rooms, and more. The goal is to make this area as interactive as possible and to bring people together, making the space less of a traditional hotel lobby and more of a contemporary gathering place. This emphasis on the lobby has also had an associated effect on the size of hotel rooms – they are getting smaller. Since most activities are designed to take place in the lobby, there is less time spent in rooms which justifies their smaller design. Finally, the wellness and ecology movements are also having a major impact on design. The industry is actively adopting standards so that new structures are not only environmentally sustainable, but also promote optimum health and well- being for the travelers who will inhabit them. These are a few of the current trends in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.