Southern Audio Visual
We began our historic partnerships with the hospitality industry in 1947,
along the hotel-lined streets of Miami Beach, Florida.
SAV embodies the highest standards of excellence in audio visual services by consistently providing the finest personal service and audio visual experience in the hospitality industry. Each valued member of our team in committed to Service, Quality and Technological Innovation, and to delivering unforgettable customer service experiences that exceed all of our clients’ needs and expectations. These values are the foundation of our long-lasting client partnerships.
Southern Audio Visual was founded in 1947 in Miami Beach, Florida, by Bernard Lowenthal. SAV became a part of South Florida’s unique history by screening popular movies of the 1940s and 50s to hotel guests. Soon after, SAV expanded from film screenings and began its long tradition of offering the best in technological advancements by renting out equipment to local hotels.
SAV began screening 16mm movies at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to entertain hotel guests.
Ron Lowenthal carried on his father’s tradition by leading the company through the 1970s and early 1980s, as SAV grew beyond the borders of Miami Beach and into Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Orange counties.
By 1980, SAV managed several key hotel accounts throughout South Florida. Their status as the region’s leading audio visual provider to hotels was well established.
Paul Lowenthal joined the family business as Controller for SAV.
Paul Lowenthal purchased SAV in 1994, marking the beginning of a decade of significant growth for SAV that continues today!
SAV began working with the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.
SAV launched its long, successful partnership with Ritz-Carlton Hotels.
SAV’s growth reached new heights when it expanded service to New York City in 2003.
The iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach selected SAV as their audio visual partner for their grand re-opening.
We saw the opening of the Chicago and Washington D.C. markets for SAV.
SAV’s progress, in 2009, led to their expansion from a 16,520 sq. ft. warehouse to a sprawling 26,420 sq. ft. multi-use facility.
SAV celebrated 30 years of consecutive service for PGA National.
2015 marked 15 years of consecutive service for the Mandarin Oriental in Miami and 20 years of service for the Biltmore Hotel.
Today we continue to be the standard for excellent service nationwide.