Hotel at Avalon

Upscale Boutique Hotel Maximizes Energy Efficiency

Glass Type: Energy Select® 28
Glass Application: Commercial
Architect: Cooper Cary
Glass Manufacturer: AGC Glass Company North America
Fabricator: Oldcastle Covington
Glazing Producer: Gardner Glass and Glazing
Location: Alpharetta, GA

The Hotel at Avalon contains 44,000 square feet of flexible event space and 10,000 square feet dedicated for exhibit space. It connects directly to the Alpharetta Conference Center, and its amenities include a pool, spa, and South City Kitchen, a Southern-style restaurant.

“Our intent was to design a 4.5-star hotel, incorporated in a location principally catering to a high-end retail area. We wanted to honor and complement the brick, stucco, and glazing used in the larger Avalon development while creating a destination for the clientele who visited specifically for the retail element,” King says.

Approximately 45,000 square feet of AGC Glass North America’s ENERGY Select® 28 high-performance, low-e coated glass was used to complete the Hotel at Avalon
and Alpharetta Conference Center in Alpharetta, GA.

“The AGC team was very helpful to us in providing the information we needed, the samples, and all other materials in a timely fashion so we could obtain ownership and stakeholder signoff on schedule,” King says.

ENERGY Select 28 provides exceptional solar blocking performance while maintaining a high level of visible light transmission, maximizing building performance and indoor comfort – a perfect combination for the development, which serves approximately 600 local technology companies.

“We used a lot of very clear glass at the lower levels of the hotel to achieve the same level of transparency as retail storefront,” adds King. “Higher up, the goal was to create privacy for guests via glass with a low level of reflectance that could also comply with energy code requirements.”

ENERGY Select 28 combines excellent solar control, a neutral appearance, and low reflectivity, making it ideal for a warmer climate like Georgia.