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Hospitality industry turns to HTS Texas for ‘do not disturb’ air conditioned comfort

March 17, 2011 |

HOUSTON (March 17, 2011) – Large resort hotels and hospitality properties throughout the Southwest have been working with local contractors, engineers and HTS Texas for the latest innovations in quiet heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, so hotel guests can rest easily while hotel management enjoys the savings of the latest in energy-efficient technology. The company has completed 12+ projects throughout Texas and the Southwestern U.S. over the past 18 to 24 months, and is currently working on six more hotel projects throughout the region.

From Houston to San Antonio and Austin, Texas to Wichita, Kansas, HTS Texas has supplied water- and air-cooled chiller systems, air-handling units, fan coil units, specialty dehumidifying equipment and other large-scale HVAC systems to provide hotels energy savings with a focus on using noise management “do not disturb” control systems for optimal guest experience. Recent projects include properties for JW Marriott, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, Doubletree Hotels, AVIA Hotel, Westin Galleria, Westin Oaks, Hotel Sorella, Drury Inn, Omni, and other private hotels and resort properties.

“HTS Texas has extensive experience in the hotel and resort industry,” noted HTS Texas Founder and Principal Mike Donovan. “The hospitality industry looks for quality, reliability and energy efficiency, as well as guest comfort when selecting the required large-scale HVAC solutions needed for these properties. Part of a quality guest experience includes a peaceful, good night’s sleep, which shouldn’t be interrupted when HVAC systems switch on and off. Hotel guests should enjoy a comfortable interior climate without giving a second thought about the equipment creating their comfort.”

Among recent projects, HTS Texas’ expertise with vertical stacked fan coil units was tapped for JW Marriott’s newly built 1.1 million square foot, 1,000 room hotel and resort facility outside San Antonio. Working with architects, contractors and engineers for more than two years, HTS Texas provided approximately 1,024 Enviro-Tec vertical stacked fan coil units for the project, as well as variable air volume and fan-powered boxes to support seven hotel zones, the conference center and spa.            HTS Texas also added low sound fan and unit construction and silent contactors in the HVAC systems for improved noise control solutions.

The Hyatt Place in Sugar Land teamed up with Letsos Mechanical and HTS Texas to control their high-humidity climate conditions. For example, when Hyatt built the 214-room Hyatt Place hotel and conference center, HTS Texas proposed a design using specialized dehumidifying HVAC equipment which included more than 222 fan coil units and two large McQuay roof top units, allowing the hotel to dehumidify outside air before bringing it inside the building.

The AVIA Hotel in The Woodlands also teamed up with Gray Mechanical and HTS Texas to provide their facility with an energy-efficient HVAC system that will allow guests to truly escape into a tranquil environment. An environment that HTS Texas’ innovative, dehumidifying HVAC equipment and controls helped to create.

Embassy Suites relied on Comfort Systems USA and HTS Texas for two installations in their new downtown and Energy Corridor locations. For the 60,000 square foot Embassy Suites hotel located in downtown Houston, HTS Texas provided 262 Enviro-Tec Hi-Rise vertical fan coils, 58 Enviro-Tec horizontal

blower coils and one McQuay Destiny air handler. The Energy Corridor location in west Houston called for intelligent, energy-efficient HVAC equipment that would provide the hotel savings during unoccupied periods and optimal comfort cooling and heating when occupied. The installation included two McQuay air cooled chillers, two Addison roof-top units and 230 Hi-Rise vertical fan coils and 18 various blower coils from Enviro-Tec.

The centerpiece of Houston’s CITYCENTRE mixed-use urban development, Hotel Sorella sports 224 guest rooms and 22 luxury penthouse residences that Gray Mechanical and HTS Texas outfitted with McQuay RTUs, air handling units, and 225 Enviro-Tec fan coil units. Additionally, HTS provided an 800-ton McQuay water cooled chiller and a full turn-key HVAC digital controls system manufactured by Siemens to ensure guests keep their cool after a long day of dining and shopping experiences.

Finally, HTS Texas enjoys a long-standing working relationship with Drury Southwest Inc., having completed more than 20 Drury Inn hotel projects to date throughout the Southwestern U.S. HTS Texas is also providing HVAC products and services for six additional Drury Inn hotel properties recently being built or under construction currently in San Antonio, Austin, New Orleans, Wichita and Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

About HTS

With nearly 300 employees, HTS has offices in 16 cities across the U.S. and Canada, representing more than 70 HVAC suppliers. Delivering Real Success to all involved in its projects, HTS provides HVAC, heat transfer and refrigeration solutions to the commercial, institutional, residential and industrial markets and represents leading manufacturers such as Daikin AC, McQuay International and Haakon Industries. For more information about HTS Texas, log on to or

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