Air curtain solves hotel’s problem of cold draughts
Helping to welcome visitors to the luxury, boutique Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green, London, is an air curtain supplied by JS Air Curtains. The 1.5 m-long electrically heated Zen air curtain was installed above the soft-closing inner-lobby glass doors, which are in constant use.
Originally built in 1910, this hotel combines Edwardian architectural splendour with contemporary design in the heart of London’s East End. Its innovative and popular Viajante restaurant faces the main road, with imposing wooden doors always open to welcome guests and the inner-lobby glass doors in constant use.
It was when reception staff highlighted that cold draughts were affecting the comfort of staff and clientele throughout the restaurant and bar area that the hotel’s facilities team approached JS Air Curtains.
Following the initial specification, the JS project-management team co-ordinated the delivery, installation and commissioning of the Zen air curtain to minimise disruption and inconvenience.
‘To ensure our customers enjoyed dining in a comfortable ambient temperature, it was essential for us to find a solution to the constant influx of cold air from the street,’ explained Town Hall Hotel’s assistant chief engineer, Chris Kelly. ‘The JS air curtain immediately solved the problem and has been in almost constant use since it was installed. Our reception and waiting staff are delighted too.’