Case Study:

W Hotel,


CRL's TAPER-LOC® System the complete solution for W Hotel, Hollywood.

When they where designing latest W Hotel in Hollywood, they knew they needed a luxurious and innovative design to enhance the existing collection of hotels within the global chain. CRL where able to offer their TAPER-LOC® Dry Glaze Railing System as a solution to create a stylish and contemporary look for this spectacular hotel, winning the project hands down.

The luxury boutique hotel chain features glass railings extensively throughout, both internally and externally. In the magnificent entrance lobby area, glass railings compliment the modern and minimalist feeling of the building. For the exterior, the frameless balconies achieve a brilliant transparency so hotel guests can enjoy an unobstructed view. The architectural elements of the exterior design are evident to all and a key requirement of the W Hotels concept.

A powder-coated finish was used for the exterior and polished stainless steel with 12mm tempered glass for the interior stair rails, balconies, and sky bridge. Infinity edge pools are a signature element in W hotels, and the W Hollywood utilises CRL's glass windscreen system around the pool with mechanical glass entry gates for easy access. Over 1,300 metres of fascia and surface mounted heavy glass base shoe was installed, with CRL top rails and handrails as well. CRL's project scope also included windscreens around the rooftop party deck, the cabana, and fitness area.

CRL's TAPER-LOC® Dry Glaze System was ideal for W Hotel's needs, and is specifically designed for residential and commercial toughened glass balustrade applications. In addition it is 50% faster to install than traditional alternatives.

The Taper-Loc System is a revolutionary new frameless glass balustrade system for fixing toughened or toughened laminated glass from 12mm - 25.52mm thick. There is no need for cement, therefore eliminating mess, and the precision measured control gives you high quality installations every time.

The product is completely unique because it uses a CRL Patented horizontal taper lock design, which allows the system to be adjusted, dismantled and re-set. A specially designed tool mechanically slides the tapers horizontally in the base shoe and compress them together. When compressed they expand in thickness and simply lock in place.

C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) is a leading manufacturer and supplier to the glazing, railing, architectural, construction, industrial, and automotive industries. Offering more than 50,000 products, the company serves the industry from locations throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.

For more information, and to receive a TAPER-LOC® System brochure, call free on 00 800 0421 6144, visit C.R. Laurence's website at or email