KONE wins order to replace lifts in historic York Building

August 26, 2009

KONE has won an order to deliver the lifts for Cedar Court Hotel’s new property in York, set to become the only 5 star hotel in the historic City of York.

The order covers the supply and installation of 2 of KONE’s newly released next generation MonoSpace Exclusive lifts, which are 30% more energy efficient than the previous model. KONE were chosen for this luxurious hotel environment based upon the energy efficient credentials of their new MonoSpace lifts and the wide range of finishes offered. Luxury and quality are at the forefront of the developers needs and the wide choice of innovative and attractive lift interiors offered by KONE meant that the lifts were able to fit seamlessly with the interior design style of the building. KONE have commissioned a one off unique bronze anodised finish for landing entrances to co ordinate effortlessly with the buildings hard wood timber panelling.    
The 1906 grade 2 listed building was originally the HQ of North Eastern railways and is an iconic landmark in York city centre. Cedar Court is carefully converting the building retaining the existing architecture and many of the buildings original features.

The hotel is due to open in spring 2010.

About KONE

KONE’s objective is to offer the best people flow experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanising environment. KONE provides its customers with industry-leading lifts, escalators and innovative solutions for modernisation and maintenance, and is one of the global leaders in its industry. In 2007, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 4.1 billion and over 32,500 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki, Finland.

For further information please contact:
UK Marketing on 0845 1 999 999 or sales&marketing.uk@kone.com