ADVANCED INTERLAYER SOLUTIONS
By specifying laminated safety glass with SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer for all its exterior hotel room windows and doors, as well as for balustrades and facades in communal guest areas, ‘Secrets The Vine’ luxury hotel resort in Mexico has ensured maximum 24/7 protection of its building and occupants from hurricanes, while also maintaining a high quality, modern, transparent look and feel for its guests. Laminated safety glass with SentryGlas® was chosen for this project because of its high impact protection, excellent post glass breakage performance and for its superior edge stability in high humidity conditions.
Located on a picturesque beach on the Caribbean coast in Cancun, Mexico, Secrets The Vine is a luxury, adults-only hotel resort with 495 rooms, six gourmet restaurants, three bars and a very modern, cutting edge architectural design (by Edmonds International) throughout the resort.
The hotel is situated in a region where there is a high risk of hurricanes. Therefore, when it came to selecting a suitable glazing solution, the hotel developer, Frel Ingenieros y Arquitectos of Mexico, wanted protection for the building and its occupants without awkward, cumbersome-looking hurricane screens, which would not complement the hotel’s modern, clean, transparent aesthetics.
In total, 20,000 m2 (215,000 sq. feet) of laminated safety glass with SentryGlas® was installed throughout the hotel. Of this, 15,000 m2 (161,000 sq. feet) were used on the exterior of the building, for the hotel room windows and doors, with the remainder used internally for communal area balustrades and lobby facades.