• International luxury hotel chain chooses gas

    Lester Maher of ATCO, Dan Sweet of Far East Constortium and Ben Hoyne of ATCO

    International luxury hotel chain chooses gas

    Luxury hotel chain Ritz-Carlton, which has landed in the heart of Perth’s Elizabeth Quay, has opted to supply future guests and residents of its latest development with superior-quality natural gas as the primary energy source.

    Owned by international hotel group, the Far East Consortium, the Ritz-Carlton Perth will feature three high-rise towers comprising a luxury hotel and two residential apartment blocks, and include 204 luxury suites accompanied by a wide range of hospitality venues, each boasting sweeping 180-degree views over Elizabeth Quay and the Swan River.

    Construction is due for completion in September this year, with the first cohort of VIP hotel guests and residents booked in from October, and the official grand opening scheduled for February 2020.

    Throughout the construction period, ATCO liaised with Far East Consortium to ensure a seamless integration of natural gas into the three towers; and worked with construction company Pro Build on the installation of the gas infrastructure.

    ATCO Senior Manager Business Development Lester Maher and Business Development Manager, Ben Hoyne were invited by Far East Consortium WA Manager Daniel Sweet to view the new buildings recently. 

    “ATCO was responsible for the installation of metering and pipe solutions to the hotel, allowing guests to enjoy the environmental, economic and aesthetic benefits of natural gas,” Lester said.

    “It was an extremely proud moment for us to see the finished product, with each luxury suite and commercial kitchen in the hotel and residential buildings fitted out with high-end gas cooktops and heating systems.”

    Lester said working with the Far East Consortium on supplying natural gas to the buildings had provided a unique opportunity to showcase ATCO's capability for installing new natural gas infrastructure in high-rise constructions on a world stage.

    “It was terrific to have such a world-renowned luxury hotel chain choose natural gas as its primary energy supply for the guests and residences in this exquisitely-appointed building,” said Lester. 

    “As a result, hotel guests and apartment residents will be able to experience the benefits and convenience of cooking with gas, and enjoying gas heating and hot water systems, from the ground floor all the way up to the penthouse on the 28th floor.”

    And according to Lester, this is just the beginning of ATCO’s provision of gas infrastructure to high rises. 

    “By working with international hotel brand Ritz-Carlton, we have shown that it is not only possible for ATCO supply gas throughout high-rise buildings, it is the superior choice for builders and developers, as it’s what many of their clients prefer.”

    “This is one of the tallest buildings that ATCO has supplied natural gas infrastructure to. After successfully demonstrating our capability for doing this, I strongly believe we will have the opportunity to work with more high-rise developers to meet their energy needs in the future.” 

    The Far East Consortium is continuing its investment in Perth, having recently committed to another building project as part of the Perth Hub in Raine Square under its Dorsett Hotel brand. This complex will include one 32-storey tower with 304 apartments and a second tower with the 4-star, 250-room hotel with 23 storeys.

     “We would love to work with the Far East Consortium on their future developments, including the Perth Hub, bringing superior natural gas cooking and heating appliances to occupants of new luxury residences in Perth,” Lester said. 

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