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Barco 4K cinema projector enhances the exclusive feel of London’s Ham Yard Hotel

New projector has been installed in the hotel’s state-of-the-art theatre.

David Davies

A Barco DP4K-32Bx digital cinema projector has been installed in the 188-seat theatre of the new Ham Yard Hotel in London. The eighth property in the Firmdale Hotels group, Ham Yard Hotel features a state-of-the-art theatre designed and equipped to the highest professional standards.

Built from scratch around a new oak tree-filled courtyard in London’s West End, Ham Yard Hotel is the group’s most ambitious project to date. For the theatre area, Firmdale Hotels asked Future Projections, a leading provider of specialist moving image technology, to help design the digital cinema system at Ham Yard Hotel – just like they had done in three other London-based Firmdale Hotels.

“When we first worked together, they immediately chose to use a Barco digital cinema projector, on account of the excellent quality and reliability of the solutions, as well as Barco’s market leadership. So we installed three Barco digital cinema projectors, ranging from the DP-90P to the DP4K-23B,” explained Peter Hall, managing director at Future Projections. “This year, the group insisted on having a Barco projector at Ham Yard Hotel too. As Ham Yard Theatre is the most luxurious and grandest of the four London theaters, the top-of-the-range DP4K-32Bx was the perfect fit.”

Besides the Barco projectors, Future Projections also installed a top-notch, full DMX moving light rig and 48-channel sound with over 65kW of power speakers, to truly immerse the audience in the cinema experience.

“This projector is just what we needed. Be it for movies or alternative content, like the Live at the Albert Hall or Pulp concerts,” said Hayley Type, Firmdale events manager. “The projector delivers truly stunning images in crisp 4K resolution.”