keyboard_arrow_upDouble action swing doors
keyboard_arrow_downDouble action swing doors

Apex SCP Traffic Doors are among the most frequently specified doors for restaurants, banquet halls, dining facilities and other food service applications. The appeal of these double action high traffic doors is in their smooth operation and especially reliable hinge system. 

keyboard_arrow_upWireless RFID locks for hotel security
keyboard_arrow_downWireless RFID locks for hotel security

innoVIZION Africa is the accredited partner of Salto Systems SL and an authorised master seller for the company. As well as marketing, distribution and sales, it also handles the installation and service of Salto products.  One of the premium Salto products is the AElement wireless lock which represents the new face of radio-frequency-identification (RFID) hotel security technology. Easy to use and easy to install, the AElement lock is designed for contemporary installations and is packed with Salto’s new ‘wireless DNA’ technology.  It has been developed specifically for the hotel market and provides a fully integrated real-time security solution that allows hoteliers to combine a suite of guest hospitality services into one stylish and reliable wire-free locking system. 

keyboard_arrow_upHigh powered ceiling fans for the hospitality sector
keyboard_arrow_downHigh powered ceiling fans for the hospitality sector

 Solent Trading, the Durban-based supplier of a wide range of ceiling fans for commercial, domestic and hospitality applications, has introduced a new power model. With a stronger motor, designed for use with Solent’s longer Palm Leaf, Tear Drop and Bent blades, the new model is ideal for use in hotels, lodges and resorts – especially where ceiling fans are a feature of the interior design.

keyboard_arrow_upFire-resistant cladding for hotel fire safety
keyboard_arrow_downFire-resistant cladding for hotel fire safety

The Grand Daddy Hotel off Long Street in Cape Town has become something of a landmark since the former Metropole Hotel was converted into what is termed ‘a fashion hotel’ with a rooftop trailer park. Each of the Grand Daddy’s Airstream Penthouse Trailers is air-conditioned and has an en suite bathroom. The classic trailers were sourced in the USA by the developers, Jody Aufrichtig and Nicholas Ferguson, along with others in the team, Stefan Botha, Sergio Dreyer and Francois van Binsbergen. The rooftop also features a mini-outdoor cinema and a residents’ bar beneath a freeform tent where guests can relax. The revamp of the hotel was the work of interior stylist Tracy Lynch and each trailer on the rooftop was custom designed by individual Cape Town designers.

keyboard_arrow_upTiles and bathroom ware for Birchwood Hotel
keyboard_arrow_downTiles and bathroom ware for Birchwood Hotel

Tile Africa Contracts has supplied tiles for the interior and exterior as well as bathroom ware and accessories for the extension to the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng. The project entailed the expansion of the hotel adding 215 new rooms. Tile Africa Contracts supplied about 2 500 sheets of rustic porcelain mosaics as well as Manchester baths, Sydney wall-hung and Gallery toilets, and Demola bathroom accessories, including three-litre stainless steel dustbins for the bathrooms.

keyboard_arrow_upExcellence in property development – SAPOA Awards 2011
keyboard_arrow_downExcellence in property development – SAPOA Awards 2011

The distinctive ‘chequered’ 15 Alice Lane Towers in Sandton Central scooped top honours at the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards 2011, sponsored by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance. This year five of the nine award-winning property developments are located in Sandton, highlighting it as a node of innovative property development and design in South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upEnergy-saving pumps for hotel water supplies
keyboard_arrow_downEnergy-saving pumps for hotel water supplies

The latest technology Wilo and Salmson pumps are controlling essential water services in some of South Africa’s newest hotels, delivering high performance with the bonus of substantial savings in electricity consumption. At the new Radisson Blu Hotel in Johannesburg’s Sandton Eye business and shopping complex, the pump systems manage hot and cold water circulation as well as underground disposal of sewage and wastewater, for the hotel and the adjacent shopping mall.

keyboard_arrow_upA cooling breeze
keyboard_arrow_downA cooling breeze

Durban-based Solent Trading has introduced two new light kits – the Oyster Light Kit and the Tara Light Kit – which can be combined with its already extensive range of ceiling fans. The new light kits, like others in the Solent range, can be used with either two GU 10 globes, or two 60W incandescent globes.

keyboard_arrow_upAdvanced automation for hotel comfort
keyboard_arrow_downAdvanced automation for hotel comfort

The new range of Arteor electrical systems and fittings from Legrand includes technologically advanced options designed especially for the hotel environment. National sales manager for Legrand SA, Timothy Mountjoy, says, “These systems are designed for the comfort and convenience of guests – in communal areas of the establishment and in each hotel room.

keyboard_arrow_upWater pump technology drives energy savings
keyboard_arrow_downWater pump technology drives energy savings

Two new Johannesburg hotels expect substantial savings in electricity consumption from the installation of high-performance Salmson pump sets pressurising their water systems. The three-pump booster assemblies installed at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel at Melrose Arch and the Protea Oliver Tambo at OR Tambo International Airport have built-in features to increase efficiency and critical operational safety levels.

keyboard_arrow_upTimber construction on remote Mozambique island
keyboard_arrow_downTimber construction on remote Mozambique island

Cova de Tubarao, a lodge on Macaneta Island off the Mozambique coast, demonstrates the attributes of treated timber in construction. The island is just 15km wide and 70 km long and the environment is characterised by wetlands and dunes. Care has been taken in the construction of the lodge – and in further development currently under way – to protect the fragile ecology of the island.

keyboard_arrow_upCorrosion-free light fittings for coastal applications
keyboard_arrow_downCorrosion-free light fittings for coastal applications

Radiant Lighting and Electrical (Radiant) is introducing two new ranges of corrosion-free light fittings – one of CNC aluminium and the other a cutting edge Italian import that makes use of technopolymers and polyglass.

keyboard_arrow_upBrick roads at Kindlewood Estate
keyboard_arrow_downBrick roads at Kindlewood Estate

The Kindlewood Estate development north of Durban is a Tongaat Hulett development intended to be “the most sought after address for ‘golf-less’ property in the greater Durban area”. Greg Veerasamy, development executive at Tongaat Hulett Developments, says, “The development team was briefed to ensure that this vision is incorporated into the design and implementation of the entire infrastructure in the estate.

keyboard_arrow_upSA Pine for boutique hotel
keyboard_arrow_downSA Pine for boutique hotel

The versatility of treated SA pine as a structural material was once again demonstrated with its extensive use in the Tintswalo Atlantic Boutique Hotel in Hout Bay, Cape Town. With unsurpassed views of The Sentinel, the hotel is situated on a pebbled private beach. It offers 10 luxury suites and a presidential suite, within metres of the waves. All the suites are linked to the main hotel by a boardwalk and the main building includes a restaurant overlooking Hout Bay.