PROJECT :
SHERATON IMPERIAL HOTEL,
KUALA LUMPUR

CLIENT :
INTER HERITAGE (M) SDN. BHD.

ARCHITECT :
T.R. HAMZAH & YEANG in association with
PROJECTS INTERNATIONAL

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. m.

Air 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.