The Fairmont - San Jose, CA
Located in downtown San Jose California, The Fairmont San Jose is a 805 room, luxury high-rise hotel serving the Silicon Valley businesses and visitors. The Fairmont San Jose California awarded Western State Design the contract to supply, install and commission new flatwork finishing equipment from Chicago Dryer Company.
The Fairmont San Jose decided to take a two-phase approach to replacing its on-premise laundry equipment, with finishing equipment being the first phase. Phil Charlton and Mike Boelk from Western State Design worked diligently with the Fairmont hotel management, Assistant Director of Housekeeping Jason Lustbader and Chief Engineer Larry Wick, to ensure a successful project and to provide the facts and figures in support of why reinvesting in new equipment and keeping the hotel laundry in-house made economic sense.
The new equipment includes a Chicago King Edge Vac CT, Century 2-roll 5200 CT Steam Ironer, Skyline S-16 CT Folder, and Stacker. The complete flatwork system was designed with CHI-Touch, a state-of-art, PC-based, color touch-screen control.
The Fairmont San Jose made an educated choice to keep its laundry in-house and is realizing the savings and efficiency resulting from investing in the first all-CHI-Touch ironing line in the country. The property is now able to effectively process at the speed and cost of a well-automated and efficient commercial laundry, while controlling and producing linen quality that consistently meets the high standards of the hotel's rooms and food-and-beverage management.