The Misunderstood but Invaluable Occupancy-Based Thermostat

In our business, we sometimes forget that “occupancy-based” thermostats are misunderstood as just another kind of programmable setback thermostat. But a change in occupancy of any room occurs everyday everywhere in everyone’s life – we live and breathe it. But apparently not everyone else understands this. Who knew? If you’re not geeked out on occupancy-based …

Rolling Out Smart Speakers at Your Property

Part 2 of 2 Last time, we offered statistics on voice-enabled personal assistants and their explosion into the home market. We outlined some popular and creative ways the hospitality industry can use smart speakers in guest rooms: in-room controls, hotel services and broader concierge services. Today we talk about guest reactions, how your smart speakers …

Hospitality Benefits of Eco-Based Technology

The primary reason hoteliers invest in occupancy-based technology is to save energy — about 25-40% on their energy bills per guest room. But there are other reasons to look at occupancy-based technology, beyond energy savings. Increased Guest Delight Occupancy-based controls in hospitality environments can actually add to guest comfort if implemented correctly. Use occupancy sensors …