GEZE UK has helped give a stunning new airport hotel prepare the wow factor, with its range of products featuring extensively throughout.
The Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3 Hotel launched in March this year and has spacious modern interiors with a fluid configuration of public areas, making it suitable for travellers and other hotel customers.
Two sets of GEZE Manual Sliding Wall (MSW) systems – comprising a total of nine glazed panels with two pass doors – were installed, incorporating natural patterns and forms from the air, sky and clouds.
They present a showpiece room divider between bar and restaurant areas, allowing the floorspace to be opened out or separated for different uses, such as private functions or breakfast service.
Each panel discretely locks into the next one via a floor locking device, which is totally hidden from view. A recessed roller track is fitted above to further enhance the sleek appearance whilst its SmartGuide system enhances functionality.
The hotel’s impressive entrance was created by a pair of automatic sliding doors, fitted with pocket screens for extra safety and powered by Slimdrive SL NT operators.
Slimdrive SL NTs are almost invisible, virtually silent in operation and can move leaf weights of up to 125kg.
They are perfect for buildings with high levels of footfall and where people are continuously heading in and out of the building.
The glazed doors were etched with spheres incorporating a ‘welcome’ and a Novotel logo. A fretted canopy was fitted over the exterior of the entrance.
Also fitted were 300 TS 2000 NV BC overhead door closers to bedrooms and public areas. These are suitable for doors with up to 1100 mm leaf widths and provide fire and smoke protection.
They have an adjustable closing force, meaning they can be balanced to reduce noise from guests entering or leaving their rooms.
GEZE UK worked on the project with owner and developer Nine Group, London-based Koncept Interior Design and architectural ironmongers Franchi Plc of Kent, from its early stages of development.
GEZE had worked with the developer on a previous installation at Novotel Canary Wharf and it owners were impressed enough to contact the company to work on this new hotel.
Andy Howland, Sales and Marketing Director for GEZE UK, commented: “The full GEZE UK team collaborated closely on the project from sales and distribution to service and finance, they worked together to accommodate the particular requirements of the client, carrying out site visits and advising on issues surrounding our installations.
“The outcome is a very impressive hotel which really raises the bar within the sector. It is a hotel with many fabulous features that clearly demonstrates that affordable luxury is achievable.”
The four-star hotel has 166 contemporary bedrooms all equipped with air conditioning. It includes a gym, library, events rooms, brasserie restaurant and rooftop bar overlooking the airport’s runway.
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