Hotels & resorts

Hotels and resorts have a double function: both as a comfortable place to stay when away from home, but also as landmarks that in themselves attract tourists and visitors. Ramboll combines world-class expertise with a deeply rooted understanding of the local context for all hotel and resort projects.


Great Northern Hotel


Duncan Zealey. Ramboll

Duncan Zealey

Market Director UK
T: +44 7552 204 613
Duncan Zealey. Ramboll

Duncan Zealey

Market Director UK
T: +44 7552 204 613
Mike Mittendorfer. Ramboll

Mike Mittendorfer

Associate, Buildings
T: +44 7896 748 883
M: +44 7896 748 883

Sofie Hegli

T: +47 996 42 041
Ronni Holm Dam

Ronni Holm Dam

Senior Director, Buildings Large Projects
T: +45 5161 6119

Where Ramboll stands apart from competitors is that we have a dedicated hotel sector group, who look at best practice and the latest technology integration. 

The hotel and resorts specialists 

Our hotel and resorts specialists comprise representatives from multidisciplinary engineering departments including mechanical and electrical services engineers, civil and structural engineers, fire engineers, acoustic consultants and environmental engineers. This gives Ramboll the experience needed to design memorable buildings and efficient infrastructure for the travel, leisure and tourist industries. 

Integration of ground-breaking technologies 

Ground-Breaking Renewable Technologies have played an important role in the energy solutions for hotel developments for over 30 years. In almost all instances, hotels operate 24/7 and this leads hotels to being one of the highest commercial energy consumers. The continuous use nature of a hotel works very effectively with Renewables as they can function to their full operating efficiency.

Significant operating cost savings can be realised through the appropriate selection of Renewable Technologies. Ramboll engineers have designed some very innovative solutions to minimising hotel running costs, and have been responsible for the design of the UK's largest ground source heat pump solution on any hotel in the UK.

Understanding the guest experience

It is imperative that the guest experience is fully understood and that their journey throughout the duration of a guest's stay is successfully catered for from the point of placing the booking through to check out and departure. This understanding is particularly relevant to mechanical and electrical services design solutions, to ensure guest comfort is achieved.

The environmental conditions experienced by guests as they circulate around the hotel facilities need to be carefully controlled and monitored to ensure temperature, humidity, noise and lighting levels provide comfortable and appropriate ambiances relevant to the location within the building.

Guests spending relatively short periods of time within a hotel do not want to be confronted by complex control systems to operate lights, TV, blinds etc. Hence it is the duty of the building services designer to ensure simplicity of use. Hot water should be instant and plentiful, and the acoustic qualities of the building fabric and services systems should ensure a peaceful night’s rest.


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CitizenM Hotel, Tower Hill

Transformation of a  five storey 1960’s office into an affordable 370 key luxury hotel. Located within a UNESCO world heritage site, the hotel interfaces with the original Roman City Wall and London Underground station. Lightweight offsite modular steel pod solution enabled an additional  four floors.

Four Seasons Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia

Located in the heart of Jakarta's central business district the development delivers world class luxury Four Seasons hotel and residential facilities. The 55 storey residential tower and adjacent 30 storey tower are an iconic landmark.

Bella Sky hotel

Bella Sky, Copenhagen

An ambitious and spectacular hotel including two towers leaning in opposite directions at an angle almost four times that of the leaning tower of Pisa. The geometrical dare continues as the top nine floors of tower one and the bottom nine floors of tower two both twist an additional 19 degrees horizontally.

Great Northern Hotel refurbishment

The Great Northern Hotel Refurbishment

The worlds first great railway hotel first built in 1854. Complete refurbishment with extraordinary spatial constraints around the existing Grade 2 masonry structure and cantilevered stone stair cores also sustainable servicing requirements for the plant and distribution systems.

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