London hotel continues to make rooms more comfortable with secondary glazing

districts, Marble Arch. The hotel cleverly blends Georgian architecture and inspired contemporary touches. It preserves many of the original


period features, but also incorporates some very contemporary designs with stunning artworks from rising British talents. RDD Interior Architectural Design finished this stunning refurb in 2009 and as part of the upgrade; Selectaglaze was consulted to enhance the hotel’s sound and ethical environment protocols. Selectaglaze had previously installed 40 secondary glazing units to guestrooms and suites overlooking Great Cumberland Place utilising a combination of its Series 20 and Series 90 heavy duty vertical sliders. Once again, the hotel’s requirements were to improve the standards of energy and noise insulation, particularly to the

he Arch London is a majestic boutique Hotel situated in one of the most distinctive of London

All units were finished in white and matched to the existing frames. The new secondary glazing will now help lower energy bills and afford the guests a good night sleep, in the heart of the metropolis. Ray Goertz, General Manager said: “At

suites at the front of the building. The latest installation included Series 60

tilt-in vertical sliders fitted in rooms on the third and basement floors. This bespoke unit has tilt-in panels which is useful when windows have unequal pane sizes or if frames are needed to fit close together. On the fifth floor, rooms were treated with the Series 10 2 pane horizontal sliding unit; a slim and versatile system that provides easy access for cleaning, as well as for ventilation.

The Arch London, our goal is to provide the most comfortable and enjoyable stay to all our valued guests. We had to look no further than having Selectaglaze assist us in realizing our goal by adding more secondary glazing to some of our rooms, both to cancel out noise ingress and also to prevent heat loss. We are extremely happy with the results and wouldn’t hesitate recommending Selectaglaze.” Founded in 1966 and a Royal Warrant Holder since 2004, Selectaglaze has gained a reputation as a leading secondary glazing specialist, creating sensitive designs with low visual impact.

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Advanced Emergency Lighting Protects Exclusive Knightsbridge Hotel

The Berkeley in Knightsbridge, London, is now protected by a Lux Intelligent emergency lighting test system and MxPro fire panels from Advanced. More than 200 Advanced luminaires have been installed in the historic hotel, on Wilton Place, which is part of the same stable as Claridge’s. They are monitored and controlled by a Lux Intelligent panel, connected to the building’s fire system. Most of the luminaires are from the Advanced LED-Lite range, which can be recessed into ceilings, offering an aesthetically pleasing solution in the public areas of the prestigious building. Lux Intelligent, ensures all emergency lighting is functioning and compliant to BS5266-1. The system can be retrofitted onto existing wiring and luminaires, keeping installation costs to a minimum. It is one of the most flexible systems available with panels supporting 1-4 loops, 249 devices per loop and up to 200 panels in a network. Lux Intelligent is also compatible with most third party lights and luminaires, including LEDs, giving installers and end users unprecedented purchasing freedom. Lux Intelligent systems can also be remotely managed and monitored using web and iOS apps via the Lux Intelligent Cloud.

01670 707111 Hidden benefits for hotel interiors

Samuel Heath Powermatic door closers deliver outstanding performance in fire resistance and accessibility, but it is their concealment that brings a host of benefits for hotel projects, making them the specifier’s choice for hotel interiors.

Fitting neatly between the door and frame, Powermatic door closers are totally concealed when the door is closed, ensuring that nothing interferes with the appearance of the door and interior. They also help to create a more homely, less functional, or institutionalised, ambience within the room.

These benefits have seen Powermatic used by the world’s leading designers on impressive hotel projects across the globe, including The Savoy and Brown’s Hotel, London; ARIA resort and casino, Las Vegas; Hilton, Manchester and the exclusive South Lodge hotel and spa in Surrey.

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