The Hotel Inspector 2011 - (Page 32)

THE BRIGHT LIGHTS The hoTel InspecTor sheds some light on the latest innovations in lighting… lighting There’s financial outlay. much more to lighting than simply increasing visibility in your hotel. Of course, that is important, but perhaps even more critically, carefully selecting your lighting allows you to command the ambience of your hotel. When it comes to setting a relaxing mood for your guests and offering them a luxury experience, investing in a stimulating lighting scheme is going to be key. And don’t forget: installing an eco-friendly lighting system can make all the difference to your energy output and, in turn, your Control systems guest is in the room through the use of interlocks on the door. Consequently, the lighting will be switched off when the guest is out of the room – great for lowering unnecessary energy consumption – and saving guests from having to turn off every light before they leave their room. What’s more, upon their return the lighting will return to its previously programmed level. Bedside functions can be installed to allow guests to turn off lights from the comfort of their bed and open or close curtains or blinds accordingly (this may sound insignificant but small details can make a big difference in promoting a relaxing atmosphere for your customers.) Control units are also great for the more functional public spaces in hotels, particularly hallways and toilets; an internal management system will allow your staff to coordinate One way to really galvanise that tailor-made guest experience is through installing a control system which not only provides control over electric lighting for your hotel, but often includes multiple functions such as temperature and entertainment – even curtains and blinds. The system offers guests a fully automated experience adjustable to each individual’s needs. As a step up from the classic 'Do Not Disturb' sign, these interactive settings can be used to digitally display to staff that guests are asleep or would like room service, providing a more automatic and fluent interaction between guests and staff. Concentrating on the light settings in this control system, there are a multitude of benefits for installing such a hightech gadget. Importantly, the system can detect when a H O EL 32 TN SEP HC TTO R I E

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Hotel Inspector 2011

NEWS
INSPECTING THE INDUSTRY
COMING CLEAN
RAISING THE BAR
BRIGHT LIGHTS
ARCHITECTURE MATTERS
OLYMPIAN EFFORT
HOTEL INTERIORS
MANAGING MAYFAIR
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
KEEPING IT CLEAN
GO GREEN
LEADING THE WAY
SAFE AS HOTELS
SAFE & SECURE
WIDEN YOUR MARKETING NET
WIRED FOR SUCCESS
NEW RECRUITS
OUT OF THE ASHES

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