£500k Air Conditioning Refurbishment at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons

For the Condé Nast Hotel of the Year 2000 the extension of air conditioning to its largest area of bedrooms and to the landmark dovecote and rooms in the seventeenth century main building, was another essential step in its well-planned progress to the top of the luxury hotel league.

Custom Solutions for Listed Premises


Facilities Manager Joe Laydon explains:

“We really can’t do without it. Everyone either asks for it or expects it so there was no question – we had to add air conditioning to these rooms. We’ve been delighted with the choice of Toshiba and the quality of the installation by Air Options. The external installation in particular is so neat that I find myself showing it off to people. The outdoor units are well camouflaged but accessible, the pipe runs have been made very discreetly under a parapet and they enter each bedroom via a downpipe that looks to all intents and puposes like a well-installed soil pipe. We’ve brought modern convenience to an older style building.”

“The garden wing is a late twentieth century development which used a giant historic garden wall as its starting point for the creation of seven individually distinct, beautifully furnished rooms – now with interior design by Trevillion Interiors. We previously had radiators in traditional cases, and the Toshiba chassis units have fitted into the same design. Each guest has his own simplified control – better than any I have seen, and they seem remarkably problem-free. Being heat pumps they give us economical heating and cooling and this Super Multi provides the complete flexibility we need with heating and cooling required in different areas at the same time.”


Efficient and Aesthetic Solutions for Unique Challenges

The Toshiba Super Multi System is quiet and reliable and also provides improved indoor air quality. Two Toshiba split systems proved a perfect solution to the room in the house and to the love nest in the old dovecote. Environmentally, the dedicated R407C design was an essential consideration that completed a customer-oriented package.

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Key project points
  • Building: Listed Building
  • Manufacturer: Toshiba
  • Heating & Cooling: YES
  • Refrigerant: R407c
  • Appointment Objectives: Assess, Consult, Design & Install
  • Engineering Achievements: Refurbishment / Upgrade / Discrete Installation
  • Timescale: 6 Weeks