Conrad Hotel warms to DEVI solution. Energy-efficient comfort, all year round
Designed by world-renowned MAD Architects, the Conrad Hotel, in the heart of Beijing’s commercial district, has already become a major local landmark. However, its striking profile and innovative design were not achieved without the need to overcome some significant practical challenges.
Rooms with a view
Conrad hotels are a flagship luxury brand of the Hilton Group, and Hilton wanted to ensure that they would be able to offer guests a truly unique experience. With that in mind, MAD proposed a design solution that made an external-facing bathroom a feature of every single room. With floor-to-ceiling windows, this created the desired “wow” factor, with guests enjoying remarkable views over the bustling downtown area.
Ensuring comfort for guests
However, due to the sharp seasonal temperature differences experienced in Beijing, Hilton were concerned that the bathrooms would become uncomfortably cold during the winter months, due to heat loss from the large windows. The solution proposed by local DEVI installation specialists, CSCEC proved simple, cost-effective, and highly energy-efficient.
All 298 bathrooms in the hotel were equipped with DEVIflex™ 18T underfloor heating cables and DEVIreg™ 330 thermostatic controllers. The screened twin-conductor cables are lead free, flame retardant, and can be flexibly installed either between joists or within DEVIcell™ insulation plates. They are also ideal for thin floors.
The installation project covered a total area of around 3,000 m2; it was completed on time and on budget by installers CSCEC. As well as providing effortless fingertip control of the ambient temperature in the bathrooms, the DEVI solution is also extremely energy efficient. At an average power consumption of just 80-100 W/m2, the DEVI heating cables play a significant role in reducing the building’s operating costs.
Thanks to the DEVI heating cable solution, guests at this prestigious hotel will always be able to enjoy ideal temperatures in their bathrooms, far into the future. After all, DEVI has not yet recorded a single failure with any of the company’s heating cables in over 40 years of manufacture. The future for the Conrad Beijing looks warm and cozy.
The heart of Beijing
The Conrad Beijing (Beijing Kanglaide Jiudian) is strategically located in the vibrant Chaoyang District of Beijing. It is close to the Central Business District and Embassy District - within walking distance. The hotel is also close to well-known dining, entertainment and shopping hubs, including Sanlitun Village, Solana, and Shin Kong Place and a short drive away from Beijing’s most famous attractions, together with Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven.
Innovation for modern design
The most interesting features of the Conrad Beijing are white walls that resemble Swiss cheese. This shape of modern architecture attracts the attention of people.
- Individually controllable underfloor heating in all 298 bathrooms.
- Total area extends to around 3,000 m2.
- DEVIflex™ 18T consume just 80-100 W/m2.
- DEVIreg™ 330 thermostatic controllers for fingertip control allows guests to easily set their preferred temperature.
3 000 m2