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Case Study: P C Henderson’s Sliding Door Hardware Specified for Luxury Hotel in Shanghai’s New National Exhibition and Convention Centre

by Kate Donkin on 07/12/2020

Date: November 2019

Project: National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) Shanghai, China

Products: Husky Sliding, Husky Telescopic and Straight Sliding


Our sliding door hardware has recently been specified for a luxury hotel built within Shanghai’s new National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in China.

Built in 2019, the Intercontinental Shanghai Hongqiao NECC features 536 rooms across 10 floors and is the only hotel to be located within the NECC. The hotel boasts many luxurious features including a fitness spa and wellness centre, a grand ballroom and a signature restaurant which offers an array of international cuisines.


The design brief required a sliding door system for each of the 536 rooms to create a partition wall between the bathroom and bedroom. A range of our sliding door hardware systems were specified for the project including 504 Husky Sliding systems for the standard guest bedrooms and 85 Husky Telescopic systems for the hotels executive rooms.

Julius Zhu, Sales Development Manager for P C Henderson China, commented, “We are seeing an increased demand for sliding door systems within the luxury hotel market as a way to create two separate rooms when privacy is required whilst also allowing a large open plan space when open. Space is often a priority within large hotel complexes and so sliding doors are a great way to achieve flexible room layouts without imposing on the space available”.

A sliding door system was also required for the hotel’s lobby to separate the reception desk and lounge area. “The timber doors were designed with a copper decoration to enhance the luxurious feel within the hotel and therefore required a sliding door system which could comfortably cater for a significant door weight without impacting the operation of the system”, explained Julius.

Straight Sliding 301 industrial hardware was identified as the ideal system for this part of the project. Catering for doors weighing up to 400kg, the system can comfortably accommodate the weight of the timber doors whilst ensuring a smooth and quiet operation.

Why P C Henderson?

Sliding door hardware is becoming increasing popular within the international hotel market due to an increase in demand for flexible living areas for guests. Catering for doors weighing up to 8000kg, our range of sliding door hardware can cater for virtually any type of sliding door application.