Whether on work or pleasure, a comfortable hotel room provides an individual with an environment conducive to relaxation, indulgence, reflection and sheer daydreaming. Just like all living beings, even walls, doors, ceilings and partitions emit some positive and some negative energy. Hence, it is of paramount importance that the physical fabric of a hotel is carefully chosen and is able to give its occupants the best in comfort, luxury and peace.
While concrete has its own functional advantages, the calculated use of glass for walls, partitions, doors and wardrobes can induce a heightened sense of lavishness, spaciousness and comfort – factors that are no longer considered luxury but hygiene in hotels today.
Right from the reception – the gateway to the hotel, the setting that will give a potential guest the first and lasting impression of the premises, to the common areas, restaurant, lounges and guest rooms – every part of a hotel can be adorned and equipped delightfully through the optimum and appropriate use of glass.
Saint-Gobain Glass India, with its diverse and beautiful range of interior glass products emerges as the one-stop solution for all glazing needs of hotels across the country. The company’s premium interior glazing product, Planilaque Evolution is glass of a lacquered variety, coloured and opaque in appearance, and is produced by depositing and then baking a highly durable and resistant lacquer to one side of the glass. Its availability in eight different colours and various thicknesses makes Planilaque customisable and ideal for cladding the reception desk of a hotel.
SGG Planilaque Evolution embellishes the Reception of Metropolitan Hotel, Cochin
Being opaque in appearance, Planilaque can be used for pillar and wall cladding in the common area of a hotel, as well as over the lift doors.
Wall Panelling with Planilaque
Planilaque as Cladding over Lift Doors
Restaurant furniture (table tops in particular) and mini-bar counters obtain unmatched class and brilliance when lacquered with SGG ’s Planilaque Evolution. At a thickness of between 4mm and 6mm, Planilaque performs best as a table top.
SGG Planilaque Evolution on Restaurant Furniture
Saint-Gobain Glass offers more options for table tops and other furniture. MasterGlass – patterned glass that’s geometrically precise – is ideal for furniture, tabletops, and even shutters, doors, windows, stairs, floors, balustrades and partitions. It is available in five patterns and in thicknesses up to 10mm.
Baldosa Grabada, another masterpiece of the patterned glass category, has a thick texture of up to 19mm, enabling it to be fixed as the table top itself. It also looks great on kitchen counters, as a bathroom shower screen, and even the floor of a guest room.
SGG Baldosa Grabada on Hotel Common Area Furniture
Baldosa Grabada’s invincibility as an extra-thick glass makes it capable of being used for flooring and staircases as well.
Another glass product that can be used for stairs is Diamant, the extra clear float glass from Saint-Gobain Glass. Valued for its attractive appearance, the low iron content in Diamant allows for high light transmission and a reduced green tint inherent in ordinary float glass.
SGG Diamant on Hotel Staircases
Doors and partitions of hotel lounges can be glazed with Diamant for optical clarity and visual brilliance. SGG DecorGlass is another kind of patterned glass that can be used for the same purpose.
SGG DecorGlass in a Hotel Lounge
For guest rooms – arguably the most important section of a hotel – Saint-Gobain Glass offers products that can be used in doors, partitions, head rests, wardrobes, shutters, and of course bathrooms. Apart from MasterGlass and DecorGlass, SGG Satinovo Mate, a kind of translucent glass with matte finish, can be used in guest rooms. Satinovo is a marvel in glass etching, is frosted, and has a distinctive, uniformly smooth and satin-like appearance.
Master Glass for Partitions
Satinovo for Partitions
Bathrooms of the guest rooms provide great scope for the use of glass as well as mirrors. A large mirror in the bathroom is flattering and facilitates better grooming and personal hygiene. Best Glass to Best Mirror is but a natural progression, and stringent quality control, selection of the purest raw material and advanced manufacturing technology ensures production of flawless base glass, which in turn is silver-coated to produce Saint-Gobain Glass Miralite Evolution - a clear or tinted silvered glass (in common parlance - a mirror) of exceptionally high quality.
For shower cubicles of bathrooms, textured glasses like MasterGlass and DecorGlass provide the ideal solution. By imparting a teasing effect of partial visibility into a shower cubicle, these glasses offer a visual treat for both – the one outside and the one inside the shower!
Shower cubicles can also be glazed with extra clear Diamant, while Planilaque can be used for bathroom wall panelling with cut outs for shower fittings.
Planilaque for Bathroom Wall Panelling
Extra Clear Float Glass, SGG Diamant, in Shower Cubicles
It is no wonder that ‘Glass’ not only rhymes with but is also synonymous with ‘Class’. Given the makeover the use of glass can give to a hotel, or for that matter, to interior design and building architecture in general, glass is truly a marvel, a miracle; glass is technology’s gift to mankind and the future.