Karaoke might not be everybody’s idea of relaxing evening entertainment, but one hotel group has decided that it’s perfect for two of its London hotels.
Firmdale Hotels has recently introduced karaoke to the Soho Hotel and its newest London property, the Ham Yard Hotel.
But this isn’t quite ordinary karaoke, as it comes with a cool modern twist. Both venues have had Lucky Voice ‘Singstation’ machines installed, which put control of the experience firmly in the hands of guests.
Whereas traditional karaoke relies on a DJ, with Singstation guests can easily select their favourite songs through a touch-screen system and then croon away to their heart’s content via the accompanying microphones and screens displaying lyrics. The machine holds up to 9,000 songs, so there’s plenty of choice whatever your music preferences.
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According to Big Hospitality, Firmdale’s PR Manager Sally Swadling commented on the karaoke system at the Ham Yard Hotel: “Alongside our four-lane bowling alley and colourful design of the room, guests find it easy to get involved and make the most of singing time on the dance floor… the interactive system is easy to use and requires little staff handling.”
Lucky Voices head of B2B solutions, Nick Jones, meanwhile said: “Lucky Voice helps businesses offer something unique and memorable to their customers, and monetises space.”
Whether the current resurgence of karaoke will extend to more London hotels remains to be seen, but is a good example of how some hotels are trying to expand on their offerings with more evening entertainment options.
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Photo credits: Derek Gavey, Ham Yard Hotel.