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    Design strategies to promote wellness in urban hotel environments

    November 28, 2022

    Hotel Executive The layout and organization of spaces, outdoor access, visual appeal, and lighting all have a tremendous influence on people’s mood and frame of mind. The emotional fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened our focus on mental health and well-being as designers.  READ MORE

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    Healthy buildings: The role of predictive maintenance

    IFMA’s FMJ Magazine IoT allows FMs to identify problems sooner and resolve them more efficiently. While data can provide much-needed analytics and guide operations, predictive maintenance remains the key to healthy buildings.  READ MORE

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    US hoteliers gradually make headway against labor shortage

    Hotel News Now via CoStar The pain of labor shortages is starting to ease somewhat from the summer months, but hoteliers still face staffing shortfalls, concentrated largely in the housekeeping and culinary departments. Hoteliers are benefiting from a loosening labor market as perks such as higher salaries, retention bonuses, finder’s fees for new workers, more [...]

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    Proposed changes could double budget rate increase for affordable senior housing providers

    McKnights Senior Living A proposed change in how operating costs are calculated for affordable housing communities is projected to double the annual budget rate increase for those providers in 2023. Reacting to “historically high” inflation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development published a notice in the Federal Register proposing changes to the calculation of [...]

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    Smoke sensors help reinforce policies at hotel

    Facilities Net Hyatt Place Miami Airport’s management struggled to identify unauthorized smoking and enforce the hotel’s no-smoking policies when guests complained of nearby smoking. The hotel’s General Manager, Craig Haas, tapped FreshAir Sensor as a solution to these challenges. FreshAir’s immediate detection and smoking alerts have resulted in enhanced no-smoking enforcement processes, reduced smoking violations, [...]

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