Besam Sliding Door at ICEHOTEL

Sliding Doors in Hotels

The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

The Assignment

Provide an automated entrance to the world-famous ICEHOTEL for the 2006-2007 season.

The Challenge

  • To create a safe and convenient automated entrance that functions reliably while being exposed to constant temperatures ranging from -20 F (–5 C) to -23 (–10 C) degrees.
  • To create an entrance that not only blends perfectly with the unique environment of the ICEHOTEL, but also enhances it.

The Solution

Besam was chosen as the supplier because of its expertise in automated entrance solutions and its long history of service in Sweden.

A specially-adapted Besam UniSlide automatic door system was recommended for its reliability and safety.

Besam’s UniSlide was selected for design as well as function. The glass panels in the door, which have been naturally frosted by the cold conditions, are difficult to distinguish from the ice throughout the building.