We've learned to expect the unexpected these days but it is still pretty surprising when you're driving down the I-95 and see a 500' glass guitar. This architectural masterpiece houses 648 guestrooms and is believed to have cost $1.5 Billion. So it was not a surprise when world-class design firm, Wilson Associates and Leo E. Daly opted for the champagne...Champagne Bronze that is. Yes, that is correct, all of the guest room pocket doors were fitted with a CL400 Magnetic custom finished in Champagne Bronze to match the doors.
The Guitar Hotel
This Guitar Hotel was opened in November 2019 and took nearly 10 years to design and build. “It will be the first building in the world that’s truly to scale designed as an authentic guitar,” James ‘Jim’ Allen, Seminole gaming CEO and chairman of Hard Rock International, told the Sun Sentinal. “So it’s not just an exterior facade, the curving of the building will be identical to an authentic guitar.” The glass building is a spectacle itself but the view looking out from the building is just as beautiful as the view from the ground below. The Rock'n'Roll theme is not just for the exterior, the interiors of the hotel are studded with Rock'n'Roll Memorabilia as well as an impressive water feature in the hotel lobby.
Designer's Plumbing, based in Miami, FL, provided the hardware for the project. "Most of the buildings in the city are planned to give a view of this wonderful place...Being able to have doors that disappear and have no frames so as not to impede the light and views, it's absolutely wonderful," said Ada Aldana, owner of Designer's Plumbing.
The CL400 Magnetic
The architectural team chose the CL400 Magnetic not just for its contemporary aesthetic but also for its functionality and easy installation. When it came to installing hundreds of these locks on such a grand scale, the simple installation saved the contractors a great deal of time. The lock also has a patented magnetic catch and plunger system, ensuring a positive hold close even when the door is not in the locked position. Along with the aesthetic, this was a key driver for the selection of the product.
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Architect: Leo A Daly
Designer: Wilson Associates
General Contractor: Suffolk Construction
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