The Golden Door(r) Spa, one of the largest and most luxurious facilities of its kind in North America, offers a wide assortment of amenities to attract visitors from around the world. Many of these amenities, including a swimming pool and spa, decorative fireplaces, and cooking appliances, operate in conjunction with gas-fired heating equipment whose fuel requirements are supplied by roughly 1,500 linear ft of corrugated stainless steel tube (CSST) furnished by the Gastite Division of the Titeflex Corporation (Springfield, MA).
Owned by Wyndham Hotels and part of The Boulders Resort complex in Carefree, AZ, just outside of Phoenix, the Golden Door Spa opened in October 2001, following 10 months of construction. Although CSST was not originally specified for this prestigious project, the material ultimately played a valuable role in reducing installation time and overall costs. Contractor Jeff Silverberg of JBS Plumbing Inc. (Phoenix) says that flexible gas tubing saved his crew two full weeks of installation work, allowing his labor force to pursue other aspects of the job.