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Ahmarra supply and install doors for COMO Metropolitan London

Ahmarra have completed a fit-out sub-contract for the bedroom and corridor doors for this stunning 5 star hotel which overlooks Hyde Park. The 5 star COMO Metropolitan London combines sophisticated design and a vibrant prime position on Park Lane.

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Ahmarra manufactured and installed bedroom doors for the 144 bedrooms and suites. Pale sycamore veneers were carefully selected by the interior designer, Forme UK, for the bathroom and bedroom entrance doors to complement the light and clean interior of the hotel.

Ahmarra Doors

Ahmarra Doors

The entrance doors also featured a striking bespoke design incorporating a separate matching side panel separated with a band of quarter cut American Black Walnut veneer, which uniquely also have the room numbers inscribed into it.

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The cool, sophisticated design balances the contemporary and the timeless—a rare achievement for a London modern luxury hotel. The understated style is clean and simple yet warm— light woods and sun-soaked whites with accents of vibrant yellow. Light floods all through floor-to-ceiling windows whilst the uncluttered design and intuitive technology create a haven of calm. COMO Metropolitan London is also home to renowned restaurant, Nobu for Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and the lively Met Bar.

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Ahmarra also manufactured and installed doors in American black walnut for the corridors and staircase entrance doors as well as cross corridor doors with vision panels and duct doors.

Ahmarra Doors

“We have a long association with the Metropolitan, having completed a fit-out contract for the hotel previously. We are delighted to be associated with one of London’s most prestigious hotels and long may the relationship continue” commented Richard Panrucker, Ahmarra Installation’s Director.

As one of London’s premier joinery contractors, Ahmarra have completed a number of projects for iconic luxury hotels including such brands as InterContinental, Mondrian, Hilton, Apex, Grange, Mandarin Oriental and Sol Melia.

For more information, call Ahmarra Installations on 02392 389 076 or visit www.ahmarra.co.uk

Creating striking and harmonious spaces

Hotel Pestana CR7

A project made possible by the partnership of charismatic football player, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Pestana hotels Group has inspired the transformation of the Hotel Pestana CR7 in Lisboa, Lisbon.

The renovation of this historic building has led to the selection of Vicaima door products for their outstanding performance and design appeal.


Footballer’s hotel chooses Vicaima for winning team

Hotel Design

A project made possible by the partnership of charismatic football player, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Pestana hotels Group has inspired the transformation of the Hotel Pestana CR7 in Lisboa, Lisbon.

The renovation of this historic building has led to the selection of Vicaima door products for their outstanding performance and design appeal.

Hotel Design

Hotel Design

Vicaima, a recognized and international player in the design and production of solutions for the hotel and leisure sector, was selected to equip the Hotel Pestana CR7 Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. This involved the complete renovation of an historical building. The boutique hotel, inspired by the charismatic footballer, is distinguished by the sophisticated décor for which the carbon grey colour of the Dekordor HD Colours Vicaima range has been selected, creating striking and harmonious spaces in the lifestyle concept of the project.

Hotel Design

Among the many technical and integrated solutions the project demanded, were the installation of Vicaima’s Portaro system, which provides a completely matching door and frame and were used for the entrance to rooms.Hotel Design

These were required to have high levels of technical performance, with fire resistance, up to 30 minutes, and acoustic insulation, up to 40 decibels. In addition the project also demanded integrated communicating doors between suites and sliding doors in various locations, thus enhancing the maximum optimization of the space. The emergency exits and communal areas were also equipped with Portaro® 30 minutes fire certified products.

Hotel Design

Hotel Design

Dekordor HD in Carbon Grey is just one of 22 attractive and contemporary laminate colour options from this exciting and recently introduced Vicaima range. With its easy to maintain and durable surface the product finish is ideally suited to hotels, student accommodation, medical, educational and commercial applications.


Vicaima takes centre stage at theatre inspired Porto Hotel


Vicaima coloured laminates and performance door solutions have been selected to take pride of place at the recently refurbished 4 star Mercure Porto Centro Hotel, close to an historic setting and UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Mercure Porto Centro Hotel, part of the Accor Hotels Group, is situated at the very heart of Porto city in Northern Portugal. 

Vicaima Mecure Porto

Located in the culturally important Batalha district, the hotel has undergone a complete renovation in which inspiration has been drawn from the theatre to present unique spaces that combine the art and essence of Porto and its historic past.

To enhance the refined interior of this important leisure refurbishment, the hotel chose Olive Grey as the theme colour from Vicaima’s Dekordor HD Colours Range. 

This hard wearing continuous pressure laminate finish is ideal for such situations, affording durability and an extensive tonal range to cater for a multitude of interior design requirements.


When it came to performance, room entrances were specified to have the Vicaima Portaro door system, which creates a completely matching door and frame.  These units also afforded fire resistance to 30 minutes (FD30) and with acoustic soundproofing to 41dB. 


As a finishing flourish and to evoke the theatrical element, Vicaima were also asked to provide an integrated side panel with a built in LED strip. This custom element cast expressive ambient light and emphasized the beauty of the Vicaima door entrance system.

Vicaima Olive Grey Portaro door system at Mercure Porto Centro Hotel, Porto

Dekordor HD in Olive Grey is just one of 22 attractive and contemporary laminate colour options from this exciting and recently introduced Vicaima range.  With its easy to maintain and durable surface the product finish is ideally suited to hotels, student accommodation, medical, educational and commercial applications.

Vicaima offer an extensive range of innovative design options, with fire, acoustic and security performance.

For further details about these and other products from the many Vicaima collections, visit the Vicaima website www.vicaima.com   alternatively, call 01793 532333 for additional information.

Ahmarra Doors make their debut at the O2!


Specialist fire door manufacturer, Ahmarra, supplies and installs doorsets for the new InterContinental London – The O2

Ahmarra supplied and fitted over 300 severe duty timber fire doors in an FSC cherry veneer for the new 5-star hotel situated on Greenwich Peninsula. 

Ahmarra’s contract consisted of manufacturing and installing fire rated doorsets for the public areas including reception, restaurants, meeting rooms, ballroom, toilets and spa areas. 



“Our experience of manufacturing doors for luxury hotels has enabled us to offer a premium product, which not only looked great, but was priced to fit the strict budget controls” said Sam Doran, Ahmarra’s Sales Director. 

The InterContinental London – The O2 is adjacent to the world-renowned arena, The O2, and close to Greenwich’s famous attractions. The stunning 453-room hotel brings a new level of luxury accommodation to the area. Alongside its five destination-inspired restaurants and bars, including The Peninsula Restaurant and rooftop sky bar, Eighteen, the hotel boasts a world-class health spa and sumptuous accommodation – including 59 suites – and the most breath-taking, far-reaching views of London.


The hotel’s dedicated conference centre boasts a 3,100sqm pillar-free ballroom – one of the largest in Europe – with an additional 19 meeting rooms and an impressive 1,600sqm pre-function space exposing dramatic views of Canary Wharf.


Hasham Soliman, General Manager of the hotel, said: “We are thrilled to have opened the doors to our eagerly awaited luxury hotel in one of the capital’s most vibrant new entertainment and events districts. At InterContinental London – The O2, we have truly exceptional facilities for business and leisure travellers visiting the city and an incredible team ready to put this hotel firmly on London’s centre stage.”


Ahmarra’ s reputation for excellence has led to it supplying timber doors for some of the UK’s finest interiors, from private homes to luxury hotels and commercial buildings. Current 5-star London hotel projects include The Mondrian at Sea Containers House, The Metropolitan by Como and The Mandarin Oriental, which are both on Park Lane.

For more information, call Ahmarra Door Solutions on 02392 389 076 or visit www.ahmarra.co.uk

Keramag Design’s Silk collection is the ideal for the hotel and leisure sectors

km2Keramag Design’s Silk collection, designed by the internationally renowned product designer Michael Schmidt, combines elegance, precision detail and design flexibility. It is ideal for designers and specifiers looking to create distinctive bathrooms in luxury hotels, spas and resorts, and in high end private properties.

Six sizes of lay on basin, 400mm, 570mm, 600mm, 800mm, 1000mm and 1200mm, are precision crafted with gentle, elegant curves and feature a flat, wide rim that provides a useful area for guests to use for soaps and toothbrushes.


The basins are combinable with washbasin plates available in five sizes to offer a wide choice of layout combinations, while also creating extra shelf space for toiletries. The basins also come with the flexibility to add vanity units, with half height and tall cabinets also available, to create additional storage if required.

The water-and-humidity resistant washbasin plates and furniture are available in high quality real wood veneers of oak and Wenge Pangar, or high gloss white.

For more information contact Keramag Design on tel: 01926 516800, www.keramagdesign.com

Five-star luxury at the touch of a button


With comfort and luxury at every turn, Geberit AquaClean 8000plus shower toilets were the natural choice for the five-star Park Hyatt Vienna Hotel.

In the heart of Vienna’s old town, a 100-year-old bank building was converted into a luxury hotel. Today, the Park Hyatt Vienna combines contemporary architecture with the ambiance expected from a heritage building.

The conversion involved gutting the historical complex and redesigning it from scratch, with all conversion measures implemented in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Monuments Office and carried out by craftspeople in line with the original. In order to optimise room heights and functional areas, numerous ceilings and walls were removed and built back in at a different location, with the architects paying particular attention to protecting the historical components from damage.

Converting the two-story basement – where the former bank safes were located – into a spa area with a large swimming pool proved a major challenge in terms of structural engineering. To gain more room height, the suspended ceiling was removed and new beams added. To do this, the entire building had to be painstakingly lifted using hydraulic jacks so as to not damage the heritage-protected seamless marble slabs in the former cashier hall located above, which now houses the restaurant The Bank.

Due to the building structure, it was not possible to build standard rooms. As a result, virtually no two hotel rooms are alike.

When furnishing the 143 spacious hotel rooms, the interior designers combined timeless, elegant design with local Viennese flair. The market-leading Geberit AquaClean shower toilets are a feature of the 108 luxurious and spacious hotel rooms, plus 35 suites, offering guests the opportunity to indulge in spa-like comfort throughout their stay.

The Geberit AquaClean 8000plus combines the functions of a toilet and a bidet in one compact unit. At the touch of a button the shower toilet washes the user clean with a gentle, airy water spray at body temperature. The intensity of the water can be adjusted to one of five levels, while the oscillating spray provides a particularly beneficial clean.


The Geberit AquaClean 8000plus also offers many pampering functions in addition to the shower function, including an adjustable spray temperature and intensity, a pulsating massage function has an invigorating effect, an integrated warm-air dryer and an automatic odour extraction function, which fills the room with fresh, clean air.

“Shower toilets are a standard feature at the Park Hyatt Vienna because they offer unparalleled comfort and are also expected by international guests,” explains Dietmar Ploberger, Project Manager at Signa Development, the company responsible for the conversion.

Vicaima add to 1930’s charm at Meyerhold Opera Paris Hotel

Vicaima walnut door with sunrise effect in hallway
Vicaima walnut door with sunrise effect in hallway

Interior doors specialist, Vicaima, was selected to renovate the 1930’s inspired ambiance of the sophisticated Meyerhold Opera Paris Hotel, one of the most recent hotel properties located in the heart of the French capital.  The primary objective of this renovation and rehabilitation project; set in an historic building, located near the Grands Boulevards neighbourhood, was to improve the comfort of the guests and to create a refined environment in an urban setting.  Challenged by the Atlani family – the owner of the development and by the designer Anne Gelbard – leader of the project – Vicaima presented exclusive and ambitious solutions for the development, including technical doors with high performance acoustic insulation, unique design and tailor-made details.

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Vicaima walnut door with sunrise effect in bedroom

For the room entrance, the choice made was for the Vicaima Portaro® AC42dB EI30, a solution which includes door, adjustable frame to wall thickness and accessories in one single piece, and therefore, of rapid and efficient installation, due to its adaptation to existing building structures. This solution is certified by accredited international laboratories for 30 minute fire resistance and acoustic insulation up to 42dB, responding to the high demands and regulation standards for this type of hotel projects.

Inspired by the hotel’s setting, Vicaima door solutions were exclusively developed, in quarter cut walnut veneer with a sunrise effect and matt finish, matching the environment recreated at the hotel and inspired by the Bahaus constructivism. Amongst the solutions provided are also the sliding doors in the interior the suites, with tailor-made details, which combine with the glamorous ambiance of the hotel.

“Our contact with international markets enabled us to know and identify Vicaima as the one that best corresponded to the expectations of our hotel project. The Meyerhold Opera Paris Hotel is distinguished by its refined details, which are no more than a reflection of the luxury and refinements sought by our customers. Vicaima is notable for its ‘savoir-faire’ [experience and know-how], for the quality of its products and for always being attentive to the exclusivity that we seek, “emphasizes Mr. Atlani, owner of Meyerhold Opera Paris Hotel.

At the Meyerhold Opera Paris Hotel, each room has its own identity and concept, in a balance between the contemporary furniture and the antique collection that the owners wanted to maintain in the overall decor. Specializing in technical and exclusive solutions for hotel renovation, Vicaima now adds the Meyerhold Opera Paris Hotel to its portfolio of premium projects with acoustic performance. In other recent examples, Vicaima were responsible for two major hotel renovations in southern Portugal, including the Vila Galé Collection Hotel and a project for the B&B Hotel Group.

For further details regarding Vicaima hotel and leisure market solutions or to review products from the Vicaima interior door collections, visit the Vicaima website www.vicaima.com   Alternatively, call 01793 532333 for additional information.

Laufen bathroom solutions help create luxury bohemia in the heart of Copenhagen

Located in the Latin Quarter of Copenhagen, the newly refurbished bathrooms in the exclusive 4+ Hotel SP34 feature Laufen sanitaryware, helping it appeal to a ‘luxury bohemian’ clientele.


Hotel SP34, part of the Brøchner Hotels chain, has been designed to reflect the physical environment and atmosphere of Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter, with an air of luxury and quality throughout.

Formerly known as Hotel Fox, the accommodation has been expanded into two adjacent townhouses, to include 118 rooms and penthouse suites with skylight bathrooms and balconies with a panorama of the Danish capital.

Designed by Morten Hedegaard, a total of 65 rooms have been refurbished, with the bathrooms in each all featuring Laufen products. In keeping with the boutique hotel’s theme of contemporary living, one of the centre-pieces of the bathrooms is   the Living City washbasin from Laufen, while some of the rooms have also been fitted with the Swiss manufacturer’s Laufen Pro bathtub.

With hygiene and ease of cleaning essential for hotels, Laufen Pro rimless WC was chosen for inclusion in each of the newly refurbished guest bathrooms. Offering the perfect complement style-wise to the Living City basin and Pro bathtub, the Pro rimless WC not only looks the part, but also features innovative flushing technology that prevents the build-up of germs and odour.

With no flushing rim, the water reaches every part of the inner basin and gives germs and bacteria no chance to get established. Offering the highest ever standards of hygiene, the Laufen Pro rimless WC is quick and easy to clean, making it the ideal choice for Hotel SP34, where cleaning times need to be quick  and a high degree of hygiene is guaranteed.

Commenting on the specification of Laufen products for Copenhagen’s Hotel SP34, Managing Director of Brøchner Hotels, Karim Nielsen said: “We wanted to create a boutique hotel that would appeal to quality conscious guests from Denmark and abroad. We were looking for a different, fresh brand that reflected this image and we found this with Laufen.”

Laufen Nordic Managing Director Soren Hougaard commented: “Hotel bathrooms should be comfortable and luxurious for guests, yet they also need to be practical spaces that are easy to keep clean. By choosing Laufen products for each of its refurbished rooms, Hotel SP34 can rest assured that guests will feel pampered throughout the stay.”

Laufen supplies bathroom solutions for commercial projects around the world and are passionate about bringing the very highest user satisfaction for clients, and ultimately, their guests. This is through an open partnership approach with the highest level of professionalism, through logistics and project management.

For details on the complete range of bathroom solutions available from Laufen visit www.laufen.com or email feedback@laufen.ch

For more information on Hotel SP34 visit www.brochner-hotels.dk

Vicaima make an entrance with first European Peninsula Hotel

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The Peninsula Hotel, Paris

Interior door specialist, Vicaima was selected to provide joinery solutions for The Peninsula Paris Hotel, which is the first hotel of the HSH Group (Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels) in Europe. Exclusively designed for this project, the brief included doors, frames, skirting boards, panels and technical shafts, with tailor made detailing. The luxurious and historic, Palace Category, The Peninsula Paris Hotel has 200 rooms, 34 suites and was launched in August. Built close to the Arc de Triomphe, this important nineteenth century building has been given a meticulous renovation, blending old world charm with modern innovation to outstanding effect.

The Vicaima Portaro® El30 AC46dB was selected for the room entrances. This high performance solution presents the door and frame assembly in a single piece, exclusively developed and certified with constructive specifications to meet the requirements of this project. For this development, Portaro® El30 single and door pairs were also supplied for the corridors, and Portaro® El30 AC41dB pairs for the technical shafts, these being highly effective products with regard to fire resistance and acoustic performance. Matching with the decoration and glamour of this hotel is the design of the Vicaima doors themselves, with flush doors and solid wood customized frames, in an acajou and specific high gloss finish. These solutions combined with the new design, luxury and comfort standards, allied to the authentic period and splendour of this historic building in which they were located.

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The Peninsula Paris-Suite Deluxe  Dressing-vicaima

“The fact that we were chosen to supply the new hotel of the HSH Group is synonymous with quality and prestige. The high-level requirements of the hotel chain led us to carry out technical monitoring from the initial project plan to installation, thus creating the perfect opportunity to carry out extensive research before submitting exclusive and tailor made proposals. We invested our time in training and preparing a specialised team for the production and installation of the products, in accordance with legal requirements. This group originates in Hong Kong and this project is, without doubt, a sign of international expansion of the brand’s prestige”, says Arlindo Costa Leite, President of Vicaima.

In order to exceed the expectations of this hotel, Vicaima products were subjected to audits and monitoring of the project which was carried out through constant inspections, both during production and during product installation. The Peninsula Paris Hotel is the tenth such venture of the HSH hotel group, one of the most luxurious in the international market.

For further details telephone 01793 532333 or visit www.vicaima.com