Hilton gets the Lochinvar treatment

A recently redeveloped luxury hotel in Cheshire has chosen Lochinvar to provide equipment for its new spa.

The Doubletree by Hilton is a stylish hotel which is a restored 18th Century manor house, situated in beautifully landscaped gardens on the outskirts of Chester. A recent refurbishment project saw the hotel’s 110 existing guest rooms upgraded, while an extra 30 bedrooms and a new spa facility were built. As part of the project, a reliable system was needed to provide space heating and hot water.

The contractor for the project, HE Simms Ltd, installed two Lochinvar CP-M100 boilers for the provision of space heating, alongside two 300CE Charger water heaters to ensure plenty of hot water was available for guests at the spa.

CP-M is a range of wall hung gas-fired condensing boilers with outputs from 60 to 180kW from its six models. They feature a fully modulating burner and stainless steel heat exchanger, and provide high efficiencies and low NOx emissions.

Other standard features include built-in weather compensation control and a cascade management system, which accurately matches output to system demand and provides optimum operating efficiency. Interrogation via laptop can provide historical data on boiler performance, allowing for any necessary running adjustments to be made.

The principles of system separation are well established and accepted as an efficient method of providing heating and hot water demand. Independent boilers and water heaters sized accordingly offer several benefits when compared to a system where the heating boiler provides both space heating and hot water via an indirect cylinder.

Two Lochinvar Charger 300CE water heaters were chosen to cope with demand at the Doubletree Hilton, each of which has a storage capacity of 370 litres, but a hot water recovery rate of 1042 litres per hour based upon a 44°C temperature rise.

David Pepper, Managing Director of Lochinvar, commented: “We’re pleased our equipment has been chosen as part of this prestigious upgrade for the Hilton. The installation of CP-M boilers and charger water heaters can provide an efficient solution, resulting in lower fuel consumption and consequent reductions on carbon emissions.”

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