Vasco has supplied radiators to The Botanic Sanctuary, a new boutique hotel located at the former convent site of Elzenveld, Antwerp. The five-star hotel offers 108 guestrooms, four gastronomic restaurants, a conference centre, wellness centre and a botanical garden. The historic building has been restored retaining its grandeur, meanwhile the interiors have undergone a complete overhaul. The revamped guestrooms are heated with Vasco’s electric Beams Mono radiators. This aluminium design radiator combines all the benefits of electric heating with purity of design.
“A high-end hotel such as this holds itself to high standards”, says Paul Sas of Versani, distributor of the Vasco heating systems. “The Beams Mono radiators boast an elegant and sleek design. The vertical profiles are just 150mm wide and the connections are entirely hidden from view. At the same time they have a large thermal capacity. In the end the choice was an easy one.” To generate electrical resistance, the small profiles of the Beams Mono radiators are fitted with additional fins to increase the heat output. A cover panel is integrated at the back, in the same colour as the front, where the electrical resistance is entirely hidden from view. As a result, the radiator can be heated to high temperatures, naturally with the option of automatically regulating the surface temperature according to your needs. “If we’re going to offer our guests optimum comfort in the colder seasons it is necessary to equip the bathrooms with additional electrical heating,” explains Johan Van Laer, IRET Development. “From a price-quality ratio standpoint the Beams Mono radiators were our best option. They deliver exactly the thermal output we were looking for and their minimalist design is the perfect match for the aesthetic concept, which uses a maximum of natural materials.”