Luton Hoo, the prestigious stately home in Bedfordshire, is one of four properties protected by a major extinguisher servicing contract awarded to Chubb Fire by Elite Hotels.
More than 900 extinguishers are to be serviced at the four properties in the Elite Hotels’ portfolio. The win follows an earlier contract at Luton Hoo to install new fire extinguishers. The impressive response by the company led to an invitation to tender for further work at other hotels.
Fire safety is enormously important to Elite Hotels, as Managing Director Graeme Bateman comments: “Our hotels are some of the most stunning buildings in the country,” he says. “Because of our previous experience, when we approached Chubb again we were completely confident our extinguishers would be expertly serviced and kept in full working order.”
During the annual service, Chubb Fire engineers will examine the extinguishers for external signs of corrosion, dents or other damage. The extinguishers will also be weighed and have the pressure checked to ensure there is the correct amount of propellant and gas. Washers, ’O’ rings, seals and diaphragms for horns, nozzles, hoses and valves will similarly be checked whenever the extinguisher has been used.
The house at Luton Hoo was built in 1767 by the architect Robert Adam, famed for the Admiralty Arch in Whitehall, and is set in gardens designed by Capability Brown. The three other properties owned by Elite Hotels and part of the contract are Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club near Wych Cross in East Sussex; The Grand Hotel at Eastbourne, also in East Sussex; and Tylney Hall Hotel, Rotherwick near Hook in Hampshire.