Preserving the aesthetic purity of the hotel’s classical architecture
Solution : MULTI V IV
Solution with flexibility, small-sized unit and quiet operation
Precise temperature control in any room for superior energy efficiency while running quietly
Aries Hotel & Spa
4-Star Hotel in Zakopane, Poland
Background & Challenge
Aries Hotel & Spa in Zakopane, Poland was designed especially for guests who love to relax in a warm and luxurious atmosphere. The 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Zakopane, just steps from the picturesque Krupowki – the most famous pedestrian boulevard in Poland. Aries Hotel & Spa is designed in the tradition of its predecessor, Tourist House PTTK, which was a legendary hotel that was famous throughout the region.
A central challenge during the restoration process was to ensure the continuity of the original building’s legacy, while also maintaining a balance between classic and modern building solutions. In order to maximize the potential of the existing building, the building’s new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system had to correspond to a specific block of the structure and suit to the location for outdoor units – this meant that none of the new system components could be installed on the roof. Effectively using the limited space allotted for HVAC system installation was important. Management also insisted that the air conditioners run with very little noise so as not to disturb the guests.
MULTI V IV air conditioning system met client’s demands for quiet operation and hotel’s aesthetic preservation.
The key criteria in the choice of a new HVAC solution included: low operational noise, reduced electricity consumption, convenient control mechanics and continued manufacturer support. The choice of a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system allowed for installers to take advantage of the VRF’s flexibility to work around some of the hotel’s architectural constraints and save the hotel a great deal of space. Another reason that LG’s MULTI V IV VRF solution was chosen was due to management’s previous positive experiences with LG air conditioning systems.
Moreover, by hanging the units on the façade, MULTI V IV system preserved the hotel’s desire to maintain the aesthetic purity of the building. At the same time, LG’s flexible HVAC system allowed connecting a single outdoor unit with up to ten indoor units. Lastly, HVAC control system allowed precise control of the temperature in any room, providing the hotel with superior energy efficiency. This kind of air conditioning system was thought to be particularly useful because it could provide a wide temperature range for different rooms, all while running quietly and not disturbing guests with noise.