The UK's leading platform lift specialist, Movement Management, has installed one of its best selling products, the Companion Supreme, at a prestigious new hotel in York.
The independently owned Queens Hotel which opened in July last year, is located on the banks of the river Ouse, right at the heart of the City Centre. In addition to its picturesque setting and being conveniently situated for all of York's many tourist attractions, the hotel also offers its guests the optimum in residential comfort. Furnished to an extremely high standard, it has 78 bedrooms, 27 family rooms, 20 twin rooms and 31 double (all with ensuite bathrooms) and four rooms to accommodate people with disabilities.
Establishments such as hotels have to meet certain regulatory building requirements as stipulated by the Disability Discrimination Act. However, the Queens Hotel is delighted to have the opportunity to be able to welcome those with mobility problems facilitated by the specially adapted bedrooms and the installation of a platform lift.
The Companion Supreme lift has been installed at the main entrance of the building and provides alternative access to stairs which lead to the main reception area on the ground floor.
Compact and aesthetically pleasing in design the Supreme, which can be used for internal and external applications, is a free standing structure. A key reason for the products continued popularity is the fact that it doesn't require a pit or machine room (it is simply powered on a single phase 240v electricity supply) so requires the minimum of building work to install.
Manufactured with an enclosure to facilitate secure travel and prevent accidents, the Supreme can travel to a maximum height of 2000mm. Like all lifts in Movement Managements Companion range safety is paramount. In addition, it has a generous platform size which easily accommodates a wheelchair passenger and attendant, the Supreme is also stringently designed to meet both European Safety Standards and the Machinery Directive.
Samantha Harding, Manager at the Queens Hotel comments: "To date we have been really pleased with the performance of the lift. So far we haven't had any operational problems, it is quiet and unobtrusive and has proved to be the ideal solution to meet our disabled access needs."