Featured Project

Westin Hotel Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

Overlooking Sarasota Bay, in the midst of the vibrant arts district, downtown Sarasota’s premier new 18-story hotel features 253 elegant and modern rooms.  Completed in 2017, this luxury hotel offers guests resort-style amenities with its rooftop pool deck and bar, sophisticated spa and salon, restaurants, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility.

Kirlin was awarded the mechanical scope on this high-end project to furnish and install the complete HVAC system. The square footage totaled 280,000 of hotel space with an additional 214,000 for the parking garage.  The heart of this project’s cooling system was a water-cooled chiller plant, anchored by two chillers and a 2-cell cooling tower, and each room furnished with a chilled water cooled vertical fan coil unit.

The mechanical system is comprised of (2) 235 Ton Chillers, (1) 650 Ton /  2 Cell Cooling Tower, (3) 470 gpm CHW Pumps, (5)  524 gpm CW Pumps, (18) VRF Evaporators, (2) VRF Heat Pumps  total 22 Tons, 255 Vertical FCU’s, (29)Horizontal FCU’s, (29)  Loose VFD’s, (1) ductless Split System, (2) Water Cooled Comp Rm Units, (2) DX Comp. Rm Units, (2) Comp Rm Unit Condensing Units, (11) VAV Boxes, (31) VAV Boxes with Electric Heat,(34) Fans total 251,448 cfm, (8) Inertia Bases, (11) AHU  total 83,900 cfm, (1) 28,880 cfm OA AHU w/VFD, (1) Air Separator, (1) Compression Tank.

With the construction site located in the heart of a busy district, our installation efforts were compromised by limited laydown or staging area.  Kirlin overcame this challenge by storing large equipment in a lot several blocks away working in partnership with Kast Construction, the General Contractor on this project.  Kirlin completed this high-profile project successfully with zero loss-time incidents.