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    The value of hospitality renovations

    March 16, 2017

    Design Quarterly Sooner or later, every owner of a hotel or restaurant must take a hard look at renovations and make that financial decision. Is it time for a minor or major facelift to breathe new life into their hotel or restaurant or can it wait a bit longer? The timing question is easily answered [...]

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    Pest management during a renovation

    March 1, 2017

    Hotel Business Review In the age when reviews are a Tweet away and websites such as TripAdvisor leave a long trail of guest comments, hoteliers are under increasing pressure to keep properties up to guests’ high standards. While a quick coat of paint or a new set of furniture can often keep a hotel looking [...]

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    5 tips for maximizing green space at an urban hotel

    Hotel News Now From the front door to the rooftop at The Watson Hotel in New York City, a variety of colorful plants, ranging from hibiscus trees to floral arrangements in the lobby, can be found throughout the two-tower, 600-room hotel. Most urban hotels lack the amount of acreage that some suburban and resort properties [...]

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    The benefits of harvesting HVAC condensation

    Water Technology Condensate is considered good water — as pure as distilled water, low in mineral content and can be used for a number of applications in addition to cooling towers. It can be used for irrigation, in ornamental fountains and ponds, for industrial process makeup and even flushing toilets, if filtered and disinfected first.  READ [...]

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    The hotel of the future could be a human-centered non-hotel

    Meetings Net Global design firm Gensler won the Sleep Set competition at Sleep 2016, the annual hotel design event, with a radically different conception of what guest rooms — and hotels — may become. The guests they were assigned to design for were termed “Digital Avant-Gardes” — “globalized, nonconformist travelers in constant search of new, [...]

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    ACUITY

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    SmartStorage by Sharp For many hotels across the country, peak demand charges are costly and can represent up to 50 percent of the building’s utility bill. Pairing solar plus energy storage allows both demand and energy savings. A solar PV installation can reduce the energy charge portion of your utility bill, but not the peak demand charge portion. That’s where Sharp’s SmartStorage® energy storage system comes in. Sharp’s SmartStorage® energy storage system is a unique energy storage solution designed to reduce expensive peak demand charges. It can help hotel engineers better manage energy usage while also saving on electricity bills. Sharp’s confidence in its product is reflected in its innovative 10-year asset management service agreement and 10-year demand reduction performance guarantee, an option available for all SmartStorage® system installations.  If guaranteed performance is not met, Sharp will compensate for the deficit in promised peak demand reductions.   Sharp SmartStorage® + solar is available with no money down financing options in specific locations. For more information visit www.sharpsmartstorage.com/hotels.

     

    Bigfoot by Smartware Group

    Bigfoot CMMS, by Smartware Group, is a modern maintenance management solution designed to help your property surpass goals related to guest experiences, energy efficiency, cost reductions, and more. Through technological innovation and design, the cloud-based Bigfoot helps you standardize maintenance practices with superior Work Order and Asset Management, Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, Reporting, Safety, Inventory and Purchasing, Mobile App functionality. As an Allied member, Smartware Group is committed to advancing maintenance management solutions for the evolving hospitality industry. To learn more, visit www.bigfootcmms.com or schedule a personalized demo today.

     

    Outdoor Light Perspectives - Hospitality

    Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Hospitality does absolutely everything to enhance guest experiences by designing, installing and maintaining outdoor illumination for exterior facades, entrances, common areas and special attraction outdoor spaces of hotels and resorts with stunning displays of highly-efficient LED lighting effects, while reducing energy bills by up to 60%. Whether it be a retro-fit of an outdated system or a new-build plan, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Hospitality serves Hospitality Engineers with expert consultation, the latest technologies and premium fixtures. For a complimentary design consultation or answers to questions, please contact Jim Morris at 804-353-6999 ext 244 or by email at jmorris@outdoorlights.com or visit us for a Complimentary Design Guide.

     

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