When standard air conditioning units can’t be concealed but need to match a design theme there’s a simple answer: change their colour so they ‘disappear’ into their surroundings.
This solution was used to great effect at a popular Channel Islands hotel where air conditioning was retro-fitted during remodelling of the restaurant and bar facilities.
Just past its centenary – and managed by the same family for 60 years – Best Western Moores Hotel in St Peter Port is part of Guernsey’s Sarnia Hotels group.
Continually evolving high standards of excellence, the group has invested £1 million creating JB Parker’s Bar and Cellar.
Daikin D1 Partner C8 won the contract
Guernsey-based Daikin D1 Partner C8 won the contract for air conditioning and other services at the hotel after completing another successful project for the group at its nearby Les Rocquettes. Previously without air conditioning, the new JB’s venue gives patrons year-round comfort, efficiently delivered by a 10hp Daikin mini-VRV system. The condensing unit is shielded by planters on a terrace immediately above the restaurant. Indoors, with no ceiling voids to conceal air conditioning units, are four recently upgraded wall-mounted FXAQ units factory sprayed ‘pearl copper’ to match the stylish décor – and blend into their surroundings.
“We are very happy with the Daikin solution and will be looking to use the same design innovation on future projects.”
Sarnia operations director Calum Le Noury
FXAQ indoor units
The FXAQ indoor units at JB’s are designed for applications without false ceilings to conceal flush or ducted units, or without space for floor-mounted units.
The whisper-quiet units have flat, stylish front panels that blend easily within any interior décor scheme – even without custom spraying – and are easy to clean and maintain.