Impressive glass renovation and protection of Grand Hotel

Regular guests at the Grand Hotel Tijuana thought 16,500m2 of glass were replaced after the renovation and protection of the facade by Transparencia en Servicios, Ritec International’s partner in Mexico.

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 towers were among the first skyscrapers built in the city.

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

The ClearShield Eco-System’s renovation process brought the glass back to its original 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 Ritepolish product to complete the full restoration of the facade.

Gerardo Delgado, the Grand Hotel’s operations manager, said: “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.”