CytexOne Combines Technology and Luxury to Equal Energy Savings
Some dramatic changes have occurred within the hotel industry in recent years. One of the most notable is the transformation of the hotel environment from a place to sleep to a place that also includes gathering, entertaining, and work spaces. Other industry trends include additional focus on the overall guest experience, creation of social gathering spaces in bars and restaurants, and inclusion of spas and business traveler features. That being said, how does hotel lighting control play a role in your Washington D.C. hospitality facility?
The right lighting, like good service, is indispensable in the hospitality industry. Lighting levels and design both play an integral role in the overall guest experience and should therefore not be overlooked. There are, however, many other benefits to integrated lighting control such as meeting mandatory code compliance and sustainable building design, safety and security of staff and guests, and reduced operating expenses. Following is a list of five hotel spaces that can benefit from lighting control.
The guest experience starts long before they arrive at a hotel. But hoteliers can create a warm welcome using lighting control to highlight the exterior architectural features of the building like a cupola, colonnades, or a portico. With automated lighting solutions, hotel owners can create different moods, ensure fixtures turn on or off based on the time of day, and extend bulb life while reducing energy costs. Also ensure the safety of guests and staff with the proper lighting of stairs and pathways making it easy for everyone to avoid hazards.
The hotel lobby serves as an immediate first impression and visual representation of the hotel experience. To achieve the “wow” factor requires not only the proper design and finishes but the right lighting to enhance and show them properly. Combining the available daylight with electric light reduces energy consumption throughout the space. Integrate lighting with occupancy sensors and automated dimming solutions to further reduce costs associated with lighting. By creating various lighting scenes, hotel staff can set the mood depending on the time of day, ensuring that the lobby always feels like an inviting space.
More and more hotels are partnering with top chefs and restaurant brands to serve guests as well as bring additional traffic into the hotel. Hoteliers must remember that these establishments are an extension of the hotel brand and personality. To deliver that fine dining experience, proper lighting and control are necessary. From a touchscreen, restaurant managers and staff can easily adjust individual lighting zones for special guest needs or occasions.
Because ballrooms are used for a variety of events including conferences, trade shows, weddings, and concerts, flexibility and control of lighting become keys to the success of the space. Facility teams must be able to appropriately light the space regardless of the occasion.
Studies have found that hotel guest bathrooms present one of the largest energy saving opportunities by eliminating unnecessary extended operation of lighting. Studies also conclude that 75 percent of the energy from guest bathroom lighting occurs when the lights are left on for longer than one hour. And two out of every five guests use bathroom lights as nightlights. By installing occupancy sensors and providing nightlights, hoteliers can achieve energy savings of 50 percent or more, lower utility costs, and ensure guests feel safe and secure.
CytexOne makes it effortless to maintain the utmost in comfort, and quality service for hotel guests while still placing value on environmental sustainability. Guests are always impressed, and hoteliers reap the benefits of savings and great guest service. To speak with a technology architect, call 212-792-6700 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.