Case Study: London Bridge Resort

High-end resort bridges old world charm with modern day facilities

Nestled along the banks of the Colorado River in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, London Bridge Resort and Conference Center boasts some of the most striking views of the world-famous London Bridge, which was purchased from the City of London in 1962 and reconstructed in 1971.

Similar to its namesake, this English-inspired resort with its winding walkways, manicured grounds, hidden gardens, and exotic foliage, is reminiscent of an era gone by. Located on 110 acres of waterfront property, the resort is home to 122 suites that serve as an oasis for guests looking to relax, unwind and be pampered. In addition, the resort offers a multitude of modern services and amenities, including fine dining, entertainment and recreation.

"All of our facilities are designed and maintained to meet the needs of discriminating guests from around the world," says Finn Hauchrog, maintenance director, London Bridge Resort. "But, we also feel that it's important to be environmentally savvy."

Hauchrog, who has overseen the resort's maintenance for 14 years, recently began working with resort general manager, Cal Sheehy, to adopt additional environmentally friendly policies and procedures. As part of an effort to cut back on paper waste, Hauchrog recently installed four new XLERATOR® hand dryers to service Kokomo, the resort's exclusive 10,000 square foot, four-level nightclub, which, according to the resort, reigns as the "West Coast Superclub."

"In addition to cutting back on paper waste, the dryers also helped us decrease time spent on restroom maintenance," adds Hauchrog. "And, the response from customers has been great."

"XLERATOR hand dryers are designed to meet the needs of both customers and facility managers," says Denis Gagnon, president, Excel Dryer, Inc. "The running joke with hand dryers is that you use them and still have to wipe your hands on your pants. Not so with XLERATOR! Its ability to dry hands quickly is changing the way people think about hand dryers."

While customers appreciate XLERATOR'S fast results, managers are enthused about the cost savings. According to an independent study, XLERATOR works in one-third the time and uses 80% less energy than traditional hand dryers. It also delivers a 95% cost savings when compared to paper towels.

For more information about XLERATOR, visit the company's Web site at www.exceldryer.com.