Aluminum Extrusion Profiles Enable Innovative Hotel Breakfast Bar

Most people associate aluminum extrusion profiles with a variety of industrial applications, like material handling equipment, safety hard guarding, linear motion systems and machine building.

breakfast nook made from extruded aluminum profiles

But, the ingenuity of a Michigan-based construction company and engineers at MB Kit Systems, plus the willingness of an Embassy Suites hotel, has pushed the use of aluminum extrusion framing into a much more public role – hotel furniture. 

MB Kit Systems was asked to design a portable, custom enclosure and breakfast bar, made entirely out of structural aluminum and polycarbonate panels, that would be located in the Novi, Mich., Embassy Suites atrium.

Over the course of several months, MB Kit Systems engineers collaborated with the construction company on various ideas and designs. Within six weeks of the initial discussions, Solid Edge drawings, 3D models and quotes were submitted for approval.

Hotel breakfast bar made from t-slot aluminum profiles After completing a number of design changes and gaining project approval, MB Kit Systems built and installed the breakfast nook in just four weeks’ time. The company installed the walls of the breakfast nook, added doors and panels and made final adjustments.

The five-sided pentagon structure was built using high-pressure laminate panels and frosted and clear polycarbonate panels, with three large sliding doors for flexibility and easy access. 

The interior breakfast bar featured luxurious wood cabinets and a granite countertop.

T-slot extruded aluminum profiles

The project was built entirely at MB Kit Systems’ Akron, Ohio, facility, where it maintains design engineering, panel fabrication and product assembly capabilities.

Using structural aluminum framing for the breakfast nook project offered a number of benefits:

The custom enclosure and breakfast bar enables the Embassy Suites hotel to maximize the use of its atrium while keeping a potentially messy area hidden from view of passing guests.

T-slot structural aluminum extrusionsThe three sliding doors enable the enclosure to be closed during off-hours and during set-up and clean-up times.

By using modular aluminum framing, the breakfast bar can easily be modified, relocated elsewhere in the hotel or removed should future needs or design theme change.

Contact MB Kit Systems or call 888-729-4500 for assistance in designing and building your custom enclosures or other innovative applications using extruded aluminum framing.