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Hilton DoubleTree, Columbia, MD

Dec 01, 2014 | Hospitality

iQ1001 Retrofit

Property Details

4 floors
152 rooms

Product Installed

Two iQ1001s

Installed Capacity

2,000,000 BTU/hr
Zero Gallons storage

Representative

Taze & Hewitt – Chesapeake Systems

Seamless replacement of hotel’s old equipment with Intellihot.

When the storage tank in this busy, full-service hotel started leaking, the managers knew they were in a desperate situation. A water heater failure at this location would be catastrophic, as it has nearly full occupancy rates on a regular basis. Intellihot’s tankless heaters were an easy, drop-in choice that eliminated the need for storage altogether.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia is beautifully designed and decorated, and it is located in a park-like setting 20 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The hotel enjoys proximity to major corporations and military/government agencies such as Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, APL/Johns Hopkins, Nestle/Dryers, Sun Microsystems, the BWI Airport and Washington D.C. The site includes a heated indoor pool, whirlpool and a 24-hour fitness center. It also has a full-service restaurant and bar, a breakfast buffet, guest and commercial laundry facilities, and a special event area for up to 300 guests.

 

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The Challenge

The hotel relied solely on two boilers and a 1000 gallon storage tank to produce its domestic hot water, and the huge storage tank had started leaking badly. A breakdown of this nature would mean loss of income while the site shut down for an emergency replacement. If the hotel was unable to provide a basic service to its customers, its reputation was on the line.

The Intellihot Solution

Two iQ1001s were installed and operational in no time. The tankless units are designed to handle the highest demands in commercial applications while eliminating the need for storage. Without a tank, the hotel removes the risk of leaks and continues providing its customers with endless hot water, and ultimately, exceptional service.