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Van der Valk Hotel – Best

With the emphasis on achieving a luxurious finish, glass proved pivotal in the construction of the newly established Eindhoven-Best Hotel, in The Netherlands. To achieve the aesthetic design brief and stringent safety standards, Pyroguard Protect fire safety glass was specified as the optimal solution.

Van der Valk Hotel Fire Safety Glass Case Study

Part of the Van der Valk chain’s Exclusive collection, the new 15-storey hotel boasts 200 rooms, each dressed in a vintage seventies style, offering a blend of nostalgia and modernity. Its amenities include a contemporary à la carte and dynamic live cooking restaurant, sky bar, wellness centre, and swimming pool. Notably, the hotel was constructed and certified to the prestigious BREEAM label ‘Outstanding,’ solidifying its status as one of the most sustainable hotels in The Netherlands.

The emphasis on achieving a luxurious and high-quality finish was present throughout both the interior and exterior of the hotel, with glass serving as a fundamental element in the architectural design. Featuring beautifully glazed partitions and elegant timber doorways throughout every floor, it was important to maximise the hotel’s natural light and create inviting interior spaces where guests could relax and enjoy.

As a result, Pyroguard Protect (EW30 13-1) was chosen for the project and supplied by Buys Glas B.V., where it was expertly installed within the hotel’s fire doors and restaurant entrance, combining functionality with visual appeal.


Van der Valk Hotel Fire Safety Glass Case Study

Stefan van Gerven, Benelux Sales Director at Pyroguard, commented: “Pyroguard Protect was the perfect solution for this project. Certified for use in a range of profiles (including timber), it’s renowned for its high performing acoustic properties, excellent UV stability and 1B1 impact rating. Pyroguard Protect not only enhanced the building safety but also seamlessly complemented the surrounding aesthetics too.”


Pyroguard Protect is our range of toughened fire safety glass which provides integrity and heat insulation for 30 to 120 minutes (EW Classification) and 30 to 180 minutes (EI Classification). The solutions provide 1B1 impact classification offering high performing acoustic properties and UV stability.

Van der Valk Hotel Fire Safety Glass Case Study