The iconic Café Royal on Regent Street has reopened as a luxury five star hotel in the heart of central London. As part of a major refurbishment, grand historic areas have been sensitively restored and 160 contemporary guest rooms, including 49 suites and six signature suites, have been upgraded.
A prestigious project, with guests expecting nothing but the best, making sure essential services are out of sight, mind and ear-shot is of paramount importance; an often tricky task in buildings that are home to multiple bathrooms. Plumbing noise can be a real problem, but with visitors paying upwards of £400 a night for the cheapest rooms, tolerating bathroom disturbances is not an option.
Geberit offered a range of plumbing and bathroom solutions, including Duofix frames and flushplates for the bathrooms’ WCs and sustainable HDPE pipe for the rainwater pipes. Key to this project was keeping unwanted noise to a minimum, hence the specification of Geberit Silent-db20 for the soil stacks.
Geberit Silent-db20 pipework comes complete with sound insulation, making it ideal for hotel projects with multiple bathroom users. Made from polyethylene, a mineral reinforced plastic, Silent- db20 is robust and weighty, effectively reducing natural vibration and the sound it generates, with insulation ribs in the impact zones to further reduce noise. In addition, system pipe brackets for wall fastening decouple the drainage system acoustically from both walls and ceilings, thus preventing a transmission of solid-borne sound.
The project: Plumbing for Café Royal’s refurbished bathrooms
Location: Regent Street, London
Project completion: March 2013
Geberit know how: Geberit Duofix Frames, Geberit HDPE, Geberit Silent- db20, Geberit Flush Plates
For further information, call Geberit on 0800 0778 365 or visit www.geberit.co.uk