Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Ga

The Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel is located in Savannah, Ga.’s historic district. The 1890s vintage, historic property underwent a major renovation in 2009 that included a new porte cochére and entry lobby. Mequon, Wis.-based Super Sky Products created a custom aluminum-framed ridge skylight that is 21 1/3 by 20 1/3 feet. The skylight contains 800 square feet of laminated glass from Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., to mitigate severe heat and storms. Linetec, Wausau, Wis., finished the framing in Quaker Bronze using a high-performance 70 percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coating.

“Shielding against aging, weathering and pollution, 70 percent PVDF coatings are some of the most durable available,” says Tammy Schroeder, LEED Green Associate, Linetec’s senior marketing specialist. “These coatings meet the most demanding, exterior, architectural specification AAMA 2605-11. The stringent performance criteria ensure the finishes have a long life cycle. This reduces the need for maintenance and replacement, minimizing the associated time, cost and materials.”

With the renovations finished, the Hilton Savannah DeSoto can continue to offer visitors accommodations in one of its 245 rooms plus five suites. The hotel also features a bar/lounge, restaurant, coffee shop, outdoor pool with bar, gift shop, exercise center and 20,000 square feet of banquet and conference facilities. EDI Architects Inc., Houston, was the architect, and Bosse Mattingly Constructors, Louisville, Ky., was the general contractor



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