London hotel adds washer
12 June 2017
The luxury 5-star Landmark London hotel recently took delivery of a new Girbau HS-6057 washer for its basement on-premise laundry.
Delivery and installation of the new machine involved a finely-tuned operation using specialist lifting equipment and manoeuvring through gaps with no more than inches to spare.
The London Landmark Hotel is adjacent to Marylebone railway station and combines classic British elegance with deluxe facilities including 300 guest rooms, a luxurious spa and health club, gymnasium and 15-metre swimming pool. While laundry flatwork is outsourced the hotel’s on-premise laundry processes all towels and towelling including robes, slippers and face cloths. It also handles staff uniforms and guest work.
The new Girbau HS-6057, 57-63kg capacity washer replaces a 55kg machine which had reached the end of its working life. The laundry operates every day of the year and Girbau was able to install the new machine in just a 5-hour window at the weekend to keep disruption to a minimum. A delivery truck with HIAB crane was used to lift and then lower the washer carefully through a basement window. A section of firewall had to be temporarily removed and replaced as the washer was carefully manoeuvred into place, before being connected to services and commissioned.
“We were very impressed with how well Girbau managed the complex installation of our new washer,” said Geraldine Maursy, director of accommodation at The Landmark, London. “We are very busy here and they told us exactly how, when and where it would be done. The installation team were very professional throughout and we are very pleased.”
Margaret Benisz-Kaggwa, Laundry Manager at The Landmark has already noticed how much more smoothly and quietly the new washer operates and highlights the advantages of the machine’s EASYLOAD function: “EASYLOAD makes the machine easy to load and unload, reducing the manual effort required and lessening the wear on fabrics as they are pulled out of the machine.”
Girbau HS 6 Series washers can spin at speeds of up to 1,000rpm to create water extraction forces of up to 400G. Depending on the fabrics being cleaned, this means residual moisture after washing can be less than 50%, which in turn means faster drying and further energy savings. G-Drive, Girbau’s exclusive control and communication system linking the inverter, motor and microprocessor ensures accurate balance even at high speeds for quieter operation, reduced vibration and longer machine life. Girbau’s Care Touch Drum prolongs linen life and optimises water extraction.