CytexOne Deploys Smart Hotel Solutions throughout the Northeast
According to officials from Philadelphia’s hospitality industry, the city saw an increase in both hotel occupancy and revenue per available room this past summer due in large part to the Democratic National Convention and a considerable number of related events. The economic impact was recording setting, totaling $500 million in revenue according to data provided by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. While hoteliers are still soaring high from the summer’s blockbuster events, they may also be asking themselves what can be done to continue to attract visitors during the frosty winter months. Learn how hotel lighting control from CytexOne can create a welcoming indoor environment on even the bleakest of days.
Light up the lobby
The once overlooked lobby, a sparse and often sterile space, has made a reemergence becoming part of the appeal of many luxury hotels. Hoteliers are spending large sums of money on furniture, drapes, flooring, and artwork to transform lobbies into the most glamorous and exciting space in the entire building. By appealing to the senses and creating the right ambiance, hoteliers can appeal to the most discerning of travelers. The quality of light within the lobby should not be taken for granted. Using an integrated solution allows hotel staff or the system to adjust lighting levels depending on the time of day, the season of the year, or the amount of daylight present in the space.
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Fight winter blues
Help your guests feel energized and ready to face the day no matter the weather outside. A lighting control system allows guests to create a personalized lighting scene that mimics a sunrise. The technique involves timing the lights to come on gradually, over a period of 30 minutes to two hours and is known to help reduce winter morning sluggishness. Such a solution will not only aid guests in waking up gently but will have them tossing their alarms clocks in the trash.
Get spotted on the street
Outdoor hotel lighting systems often fail to properly illuminate entrances, pathways, and parking lots. With adequate lighting, guests avoid tripping hazards and hoteliers avoid injury claims. Beyond safety, a lighting system can be used to highlight architecture features of the property as well as the landscaping. Additionally, the use of accent lighting leads guests safely to and from the property’s entrances and exits. A user-friendly, intuitive system allows hotel staff to easily make lighting scene updates depending on specific needs related to events or the time of the year.
Navigate with nightlights
Guests often opt to leave a light on for themselves so that they can easily navigate an unfamiliar room in the middle of the night. Multiply this behavior, over hundreds of guest rooms throughout an entire year, and the energy costs quickly add up. One alternative is to provide guests with LED nightlights. These types of lights produce bright light while using 95 percent less electricity than incandescent bulbs and last for several years.
Hotels are big business, consuming $7.5 billion in energy each year. Given this reality, hoteliers have an opportunity to reduce energy consumption and thus reduce their impact on the environment. Isn’t it about time you experienced the benefits of smart hotel solutions?