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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