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SLS Hotel and Sanctuary Event Center


The SLS Hotel is a sixteen-story new construction hotel with an attached event center.  The hotel portion of the project consist of amenity spaces for hotel guests, which include; private dining rooms, a 16th floor restaurant and bar, spa treatment rooms a gymnasium, and a 21’ tall video wall installation in the lobby entrance area.  Tempest designed and installed a multi-floor, multi-zoned background music system with centralized control system.

The attached events center, now known as the Sanctuary, is a historic landmark church that has been renovated to be a premier event location in the Seattle area.  The original pipe organ was carefully refurbished and reinstalled in the space, making it a definite centerpiece in this showcase venue.  The sanctuary/theater portion of the project includes new line array speakers and subwoofers, full area speaker coverage, new 16’ projection screen, Crestron control system, and 2nd floor event space audio in the bar overlooking the rotunda. 

Tempest Technologies was engaged to provide an initial AV system design based on the SLS hotel brand requirements and client input for project specific needs.  We were able to provide a solution that met the client’s functional requirements and at the same time met their budget.  Once the system design and budget received the seal of approval, Tempest was contracted for the procurement and integration of the AV systems. Both phases of the project presented their own challenges that Tempest was able to overcome by working closely with the client and all trades involved.


 We chose Tempest for our AV supplier due to competitive pricing and being a local company (Seattle).  We didn’t have any experience with Tempest prior to signing our contract, and really took a chance – Tempest continually excelled and surprised us with their patient, diligent work on our project that for unrelated reasons ran into multiple construction delays – they really stuck with us to the end!   They are enthusiastic problem solvers, and were advisors as well, steering us towards solutions that we couldn’t have come up with on our own.   Tempest reviewed our plans and masterminded a complete package that was executed exactly as we agreed in our contract.  Their site technicians were some of the best tradesmen on our project site, and could be relied on to discreetly get their work done while construction chaos swirled around them.   The entire team, designers, sales and site technicians always were able to express technical details to us in laymen’s terms that made for generally swift decision making when needed.

We have found their support after project completion to be proactive and in the words of our hard-to-please Operations team “awesome”.  We actually look forward to having them on site – they are always a pleasure to work with!  I would hire them for my next project without hesitation.

-Joel Hamm, Daniels Real Estate