Icon Hotel, Houston, TX

In a move designed to improve the overall experience for guests at their luxury hotel, Soundproof Windows was invited in the fall of 2007 to help with this project by installing 340 soundproofing windows. The comment now most heard from guests is:

“This is the quietest place I have ever been!”

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If Rockn Jazz doesn’t Rock you to sleep then there’s good news from Hotel Icon.

Downtown Hotel Installs 340 Soundproof Windows to Improve Sleep Experience for Guests

HOUSTON (October 31, 2007) – If the downtown Houston beat won’t let you sleep, then Hotel ICON has great news for you. As part of its commitment to providing guests with the most comfortable stay in downtown Houston, the hotel recently installed 340 soundproof windows. The new windows create a six inch air gap insulating rooms from the every day noise of downtown, while providing a thermal barrier that reduces the amount of energy used by the property.

“We continue to find new ways to make Hotel ICON a perfect experience for our guests,” said Roland Maldonado, general manager of Hotel ICON. “The hotel is located in the middle of downtown’s action allowing guests to enjoy the nightlife right outside the doors of the hotel. We want to make sure guests don’t have to lose sleep due to the sounds of the saxophone.? The soundproof windows eliminate disturbances and provide quite, uninterrupted rest allowing our guests to sleep easy.”

Hotel ICON recently completed the renovation to its windows that included every guest room. All rooms now feature soundproof windows that provide better energy efficiency due to being airtight and having an advanced tint technology. The hotel continues to make changes that are motivated by their initiative to create a balance between accommodating their guests and the environment. Hotel ICON recently met with GE to eliminate the use of incandescent light bulbs and switch to using compact florescent lamps (CFLs) that will result in up to 75 percent less energy used. The property has also switched to an energy provider that produces energy using passive methods such as wind and solar.

“Being energy efficient is very important to us, but as a luxury destination we want to ensure it doesn’t sacrifice guest comfort. In fact we’ve found that our new windows have improved guests’ stays,” adds Maldonado.

Over the next few months, Hotel ICON will continue to introduce new initiatives that are good for the Houston environment and good for Houston travelers. For more information, visit the web site at http://www.hotelicon.com/.