Denon DN-700H delivers four star sound at Hotel Franz

Located in Germany’s industrial and business heartland, the Hotel Franz in Essen has the twin purposes of delivering four star accommodation and conference facilities, while also providing jobs for people with disabilities. Ensuring that visitors enjoy high quality background music is a Denon DN-700H Network Audio Player.


The hotel is a subsidiary of Franz Sales Haus, the Essen organisation founded in 1884 to assist those living with disability. Opened in May 2012, the hotel provides jobs for those with disabilities, who form up to 50% of the hotel’s staff and benefit hugely from the opportunity.


The Denon DN-700H was installed by Mülheim-based A/V specialists Hamann Media Tec GmbH and supplies background music to the hotel’s foyer, lounge and bistro. It was chosen because of its high quality, but also because it can stream audio from a wide range of sources. At Hotel Franz, these include Internet-based radio stations, USB media (via a front panel socket) and wireless DLNA streaming.

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