Renovate, Don't Replace! ClearShield Eco-Systemô Impresses Grand Hotel Guests and Management

Regular guests at the Grand Hotel Tijuana actually thought 16,500m2 of glass were replaced after the dramatic renovation and protection of the façade by Transparencia en Servicios, Ritec International’s partner in Mexico. Such is the power of the ClearShield Eco-System™...

Located within the central business district of Tijuana, Mexico, the complex consists of two towers, one of which houses the five-star Grand Hotel. At 89.9m high (28 storeys), the impressive towers were among the first skyscrapers built in the city, and certainly the tallest when their construction was completed in 1982.

After renovation and protection (left tower) and prior to renovation (right tower)

More than 35 years later, after undergoing a complete refurbishment of the lobby and guest rooms, the façade was left to look stained and dirty, with regular cleaning no longer being effective.

The ClearShield Eco-System’s unique renovation process brought the glass back to its original sparkling appearance before being protected with the durable award-winning ClearShield® protection. This not only ensures that the glass will resist the staining that it previously suffered, but it will also make cleaning quicker and easier as well as less frequent.

Pink, blue and purple aluminium profiles around the glass also underwent a deep clean with Ritec’s specialist Ritepolish product to complete the full restoration of the façade.

Spot the renovated and protected glass panel!

Mr Gerardo Delgado, the Grand Hotel's Operations Manager, says: ‘We tried different products but unhappy with results and patience almost ran out. It was when we found out about ClearShield®, we did a test treatment and were very happy with the result. We decided to apply it to the whole building... results are outstanding.’

Ritec International's MD, Stephen Byers, comments: 'Renovate, don't replace! If you need a proven and durable solution to ‘problem glass’, and wish to avoid costly replacement, contact us now. We have a global network of partners that can help you.'

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