Gira solutions were recently installed aboard luxury houseboat, Punta de Mar – the first floating hotel penthouse of its kind in Spain, offering exclusive guests a luxury holiday at sea, enhanced by the latest cutting-edge technology by Gira.

The Punta de Mar is a deluxe seafaring pavilion designed to answer the hospitality industry’s growing desire for experience-driven tourism. This unique project was developed by architectural firm Mano de Santo and KMZero Open Innovation Hub, which are both based in Valencia, and all of the on-board technology is designed, planned and installed by Gira.

“As a company, we are deeply rooted in the art of intelligent system integration and so it is a real privilege to include our ground-breaking technology in such a progressive, custom-made project like the Punta de Mar,” said Mark Booth, Managing Director, Gira UK. “Our high design, modular-style system technology and specification products are designed to offer the ultimate in comfort and convenience – and now premium holidaymakers can enjoy all the benefits of Gira intelligent solutions at sea. Gira solutions are designed to intuitively work with the user and its environment, facilitating every onboard guest with the greatest level of comfort and utility. Features include the reduction of energy consumption by optimizing the heat distribution inside, through to instinctual lighting and blind control for increased privacy and security.”

Gira includes Gira G1 – a compact, intelligent central control unit for the KNX system, which operates all of the featured building technology aboard Punta de Mar. This includes the control and management of lighting, blinds and heating. 

The Gira G1 device includes an elegant design-oriented exterior which is designed with an impressive interface: so it not only looks accomplished, it is also very simple to use. The high-resolution multi-touch display allows all functions to be intuitively operated with a touch or gesture just like you would with a smartphone or tablet.

The floating penthouse also features Gira E2 Design Line, which allows guests to manage all the systems on board, by using the remote Gira App or via the Gira E2 Design Line, which complements the contemporary interior design with its Black Matt colourway and minimalist design aesthetic.

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