Ibis Warmly Welcomes Guests with TORMAX Automatic Access

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Successfully creating a more welcoming lobby for visiting guests, the Ibis Styles NEC hotel in Birmingham recently contracted TORMAX to install a double set of automatic sliding doors to the main entrance.

The new design more effectively maintains the ambient temperature of reception area, which features a full height atrium, whilst also streamlining busy check-in and check-out times thanks to a more efficient entrance/exit facility.

Delivering reliable and seamless access for all guests, the entrance is powered by two user-friendly, TORMAX 2201 door drives. Measuring just 142mm x 100mm, these operators are particularly neat and compact, making them unobtrusive for both contemporary and traditional settings.

“Originally the Ibis Styles hotel featured two sets of automatic swing doors,” explains Andy Burne, Property Manager for Starboard Hotels, which includes the Ibis brand.

“However, we were finding that the prolonged opening times of swing doors meant that cold air was coming into the building unnecessarily, making an uncomfortable environment for our receptionists and guests.”

Starboard Hotels tendered for the entrance upgrade to several companies and selected TORMAX based on their reputation for excellent support, both with installation and aftercare.

“Although not the cheapest option available,” said Burne, “we look for true value over time rather than taking a narrow view of the initial upfront costs. The result is a smart, contemporary entrance system that provides a better sense of arrival experience for guests.”

A worldwide expert in door automation, TORMAX is a division of the Landert Group which was founded in 1924 and has its headquarters in Bulach-Zurich, Switzerland.

Employing over 1,000 staff across the two divisions of Servax (customised electrical drives) and TORMAX (automatic door systems), the Landert Group is characterised by a long history of innovation, quality and genuine entrepreneurship.

Offering a complete range of automatic access solutions, from impressive curved-sliding entrance pods through to simple folding doors, TORMAX can improve the accessibility of almost any building.


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