Soundproofing Hotels: Case Study of the Tundra Lodge

In September 2003, legendary Lambeau Field Stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin – home of the famed NFL Green Bay Packers – completed a major $297 million makeover. The revitalization of the aging sports venue gave business a boost throughout the area surrounding the stadium.

One such beneficiary was the brand new Tundra Lodge Resort. Just completed and only four blocks down (Coach Vince) Lombardi Avenue, the two grand openings both welcomed visitors to the revitalized stadium district.

The 161-room Tundra Lodge is a spectacular property in its own right, with a rustic theme throughout, which includes a crackling fire in a 45-foot tall lobby fireplace warming the chilly nights of football season, a conference center for business meetings, an arcade filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment and a year-round indoor water park with slides, rides and pools-of-fun for all.

Perfectly situated to welcome the loyal "cheese head" Green and Gold fans – many who repeatedly travel long distances to attend games – at the grand opening the Tundra Lodge was ready for a big kick-off in every respect.

An electrician offset formerly back-to-back outlets and installed insulation where needed. Martin’s crew then screw-mounted the soundproofing drywall and followed up with tape, cosmetic texture and new paint. "We were able to complete about six to eight rooms every five days", Novinska recalls.

Score!

"Before, sound transmission was really bad," notes H.J. Martin drywall installer Jay Hussong. "You could hear conversations right through the walls. After, we measured the rooms at STC 50 or better. You could really hear (or not hear) the difference."

"All noise complaints ended," states Novinska. "The difference was amazing and occupancy rates went up. Serious Materials’ soundproofing drywall was the perfect solution."

"Start with Serious Materials’ soundproofing drywallinstead of resilient channels and properly position your outlets and any other openings on back-to-back guestrooms, and you’ll get quiet rooms," she adds.

Novinska’s final advice: "Also hire a builder who knows about isolating sound."

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