SHERATON IMPERIAL HOTEL,
INTER HERITAGE (M) SDN. BHD.
T.R. HAMZAH & YEANG in association with
PROJECT COST :
RM 220 MILLION
The Sheraton Imperial
is a 5-star, 37 storey 400 rooms hotel located along Jalan Sultan
Ismail in Kuala Lumpur. It consists of 4 levels of basement
carparks, 5 levels of hotel facilities and retail podium, 11
levels of office space, 16 levels of hotel rooms and a plantroom
floor. Total Gross Floor Area for the project is 86,300 sq.
conditioning is provided by a centralized chilled water plant
at Level 16 Mechanical Floor, reducing piping run and equipment
pressure rating. Primary pre-cooled outside air is supplied
to the hotel rooms via vertical ducts, with primary AHUs located
at roof level and Level 16 plantroom floors. Kitchens and
laundries are air conditioned instead of the normal spot cooling
supplementing mechanical ventilation to provide better working
conditions. Design of localized make-up air to hoods and exhaust
points meant that increase in cooling capacity was minimal.
Self balancing dampers were installed in all hotel bathrooms.
This was to ensure consistent exhaust rates on each floor
without the noise of a local exhaust fan.
Fire protection for
the project was designed to the Operator’s Fire and
Life Safety Guidelines which exceeded local requirements.
Addressable smoke detectors were provided in addition to full
sprinkler protection to the building. Kitchen hoods were also
designed with automatic sprinklers in accordance with NFPA
guidelines instead of the normal wet chemical or gaseous systems.
Water to water heat
pumps using air conditioning condenser water as heat source,
are used for producing domestic hot water. Steam for kitchens
is provided by dual gas fired steam boilers, currently using
LPG, with possibility of conversion to Natural Gas in future.
LPG storage is provided by an underground bulk storage tank,
which also supplies to kitchens.
Consumer 11 kV switchgear
and transformers, with accompanying LV switchrooms and generator
sets are located at Ground Floor and Level 16, avoiding costly
LV submains cabling.