Collaboration of Duo-Gard and 3form Benefits Hampton Inn Renovations
July 30, 2019
Hampton Inns across the
country are greeting guests with renovated, revitalized and redesigned
facilities. Refreshed aesthetics for existing hotels, as well as new
construction, integrate contemporary trends and materials, starting right at
the entrances which feature redesigned translucent canopies for the porte
Many of the new canopies are a collaboration of Duo-Gard Industries Inc. and 3form LLC. They integrate Duo-Gard’s patented Sleekline canopy structure with 3form’s Koda XT translucent polycarbonate glazing panels in a new system called Fusion.
“This revitalization is
a major undertaking,” said Mike Baer, 3form’s strategic account director, “and
we’re proud to be collaborating with Duo-Gard to help make sure it meets the
goals of the Hampton brand and Hilton Worldwide.”
According to Hampton’s
exterior renovation initiative, those goals included achieving “a light and
airy portal absent of symmetry, creating an unexpected but bold Hampton
“Welcome” to the first moment of arrival.” The canopy additions are designed by
local architects across the country and allow for some individual latitude by
At existing inns, the
new canopies form a lateral, secondary extension to the roof of the current
porte cochere. Installation is complete at Hampton Inns in Columbia,
Tennessee and New Albany,
Indiana as well as Auburn, Alabama.
These three projects were completed by contractor Sundown Renovations in Atlanta, who also provided the photographs.
prescribed custom gray color in glazing and framing, standard size for the
canopies is a width of 30’ – 38’ with a slope of 5’ – 10’.
including corrugated steel and fiber-reinforced panels, were considered for the
canopies. Hampton wanted a lighter, cleaner, more
contemporary look for these architectural accents. “Designers are becoming more
familiar with the advantages of translucent polycarbonate,” said Baer. “It’s
lighter, extremely durable and allows diffused daylight without glare and heat
He added that the
Sleekline system is engineered for fast, easy installation which contractors
appreciate, especially in today’s construction climate of compressed lead
According to David Miller, Duo-Gard’s president: “Our Fusion system integrates 3form’s glazing with Duo-Gard’s patented Sleekline canopy system, engineered for design flexibility and structural strength in a flatter, low profile suited to the clean, contemporary appearance wanted by Hampton.”
The Hampton Inn project
is the latest in the ongoing collaboration of Duo-Gard and 3form. It joins
others across the country.
“This collaboration enables Duo-Gard and 3form
to provide turnkey systems and solutions that bring customers the benefits of
expertise and innovation demanded today,” Miller said. “We’re excited about
bringing that to Hampton’s revitalization
Duo-Gard is a leading innovator in high-performance translucent walls and strategies, illuminated walls and ceilings, custom canopies, and outdoor structures including bus, bike and smoking shelters since 1984.
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