JVG Transforms the Exchange Hotel

Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The Exchange Hotel – simply known to Brisbane party-goers as ‘The Stocky’ has a long and colorful history, from enduring the floods of the last 100 years to the most recent multi-million dollar overhaul of the entire venue, designed by Brand & Slater. JVG Sound Lighting & Visual supplied a combination of SDV, Visio and e:cue to the transformation of one of Brisbane’s most iconic luxurious two level venues.

JVG’s Managing Director, Jade Golar says ‘We were approached by The Exchange Hotel as they wanted to refurbish their nineteenth century CBD venue to something more modern and stylish to attract a younger corporate crowd as Brisbane’s nightlife is constantly changing.”

“We wanted to create mood and ambience to the venue, especially around the bars. The best way to illuminate its 4 bars within the venue was with Visio Flexi LED tape as it gives the bars a clean colour changing effect and is great value for money” says Jade. This is controlled by an e:cue Excite with touch screens. SDV iMove Spot 250 and iMove Wash 250 were used around the dance floor as well as iRock 7 Spot MSD fixtures which are also controlled by e:cue from the DJ’s booth. The iMove Wash 250W is very popular and great value for money and is packed with features. The iRock 7 Spot MSD are a great looking moving mirror, that can work in conjunction with the iMove 250S Spot yokes, featuring 7 rotating indexible gobos and 9 trapezoid dirchoric colours. Jade also specified an e:cue multimedia dongle for their AMX touch screen in each bar for ease of use.

With tasteful designed prints greeting patrons on entry, and colorful wall hugging luxurious couches, the Exchange Hotel has created a relaxing modern atmosphere, while keeping in touch and much loved original charm. The hotel has a large open plan design and boasts real class and style. “The roof top bar is by far one of the most biggest and striking features to the hotel with views of Brisbane’s CBD”, says Jade. “We specified Visio Flexi LED on this bar as well due to its high intensity and its flexibility.” Visio Flexi LED can also be cut or connected every 5 LEDs (140mm) which is great for any length of area.

“The Exchange Hotel is extremely happy with the renovation. They are very happy with all the lighting products supplied and have had such great feedback on their renovation. They now have the power to control their own scenes and moods with lighting effects, which plays a large role when operating the venue. At JVG we are pleased to have played our part in transforming a Brisbane icon,” says Jade.