About the project
In the midst of history. The Hilton Budapest is one of the Hungarian capital’s most iconic hotels, and staying here is a matchless and unforgettable experience. It’s no coincidence that the guest book is filled with the signatures of heads of state, international film stars and celebrities. In the heart of the Buda Castle District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the luxurious hotel offers its guests breathtaking panoramic views of the Danube both from their rooms and from their tables in the stylish ICON Restaurant. The building of the Hilton Budapest, a member of the famous Hilton chain of hotels, is a unique feat of architectural bravado: a modern hotel interior melded with elements of the 13th-century Dominican monastery that once stood here. The historic Dominican Courtyard is a popular venue for open-air events, concerts, receptions and weddings. The magic continues as you step outside the hotel. With its cobbled streets in the shadow of Buda Castle, Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion, this is an area of Budapest that will steal your heart forever.
About the solution
Over 1300 optical smoke detectors are ensuring the safety of the hotel guests, wired into 4 fire alarm control panels. Aspirating smoke detectors are monitoring the restaurant area, the lobby, and above the fix (monolith) dropped ceilings of the event rooms. Black, standalone detectors are hidden in the ceiling of the medieval Dominical courtyard. The fire alarm system controls the elevators and the ventilation system; in case of fire, it mutes sound amplification in order to make the sirens clearly audible, and it also carries out firelight sectioning. Furthermore, it supports the internal standards of Hilton which require the use of audio and visual alarm. In case of fire, guests also receive visual instructions via the TV system. In rooms designed for handicapped guests vibrating pillows get activated in case of fire. A “Remote Message” monitoring system is installed to help operations, and it signals to the on-call technical dispatcher’s office.