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New room only hotel in Hackney installs laundry equipment from Armstrong

New room only hotel in Hackney installs laundry equipment from Armstrong

Woman putting washing in to Amazon washing machine next to shelving holding white sheets

The new KIP Hotel in Hackney offers affordable room only accommodation in the heart of one of London’s most vibrant areas.  With a total of 105 rooms, nearly all of which are en suite, the hotel offers a really wide range of accommodation options including small single internal rooms sharing a bathroom, studios with kingsize bed, sofa bed and kitchen, bunk bedded multi-occupancy rooms and family rooms with king size beds and bunks.

Mike Baxter, whose concept the hotel is, told us that with that number of rooms he made the decision that the bulk of the laundry would be sent out.  However, he wanted an on premises laundry as back up to make sure that nothing runs out with the rapid turnover of rooms.  He brought in Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems who installed a 14kg Amazon free standing high spin washer and a Huebsch Loadstar tumble dryer.  “Despite the bulk of the laundry going out, the Armstrong equipment is in daily use, operated by the housekeeping team and the porters.  Having it there means we can be confident of always being able to meet the demand for clean laundry, particularly towels, and meet the expectations of our clients who demand high standards despite the very reasonable rates we charge.  We are very pleased with the equipment and Armstrong’s service.”

With excellent transport links to the Olympic Park and the West End, the hotel does attract a lot of tourist business.  But many of its clients come from the young, creative and tech businesses that are thriving in the Hackney, Hoxton and Shoreditch areas.  “We get a lot of people in the modelling, film and photographic worlds together with people involved in music events.  All our rooms have air con, free wifi and smart TV so those who need to can carry on working in their rooms.”

For further information on our commercial laundry equipment, contact us and see how we can advise you to best suit your business.

What our clients say...

  • “Our machines have come from several suppliers – there is a big difference in the standards of support we receive and Armstrong gets 10 out of 10 – their service has been consistently excellent over several years and when you’re as busy as we are, that’s very important.”

    Jacqui Butler

  • “It’s important to get the right equipment for the job, too small and it won’t do it properly, too big and you are wasting money, energy and space. It is also important to deal with a company you trust to supply reliable equipment and give you the support you need. As expected, the installation went smoothly, we have never had the slightest problem and I know Armstrong will deal with it if we do.”

    Colin Farquharson, St Ermin’s Hotel

  • “Our relationship with Armstrong goes back a long way, and they continue to give us excellent service and extremely reliable equipment.”

    Suzy Brandwood, The Elms School

  • “On average the equipment is working 14 hours a day throughout the week.  The new dryers are brilliant, easy to use, efficient and reliable!”

    Wendy Clayton, Chepstow Nursing & Care Home

  • “The machines are kept very busy, work well and have been very reliable.”

    Fr Oliver, Douai Abbey

  • “That’s the thing with Armstrong, if you ask for service you get it – quickly.  We know we can rely on them which is really important as the speed and quality of the laundry is vital to the hotel.”

    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

  • “As before I am delighted with the dryers, they are really efficient and reliable and the customers find them very easy to use.”

    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

  • “We’re delighted with the new dryer. We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home