Products Feb. 15, 2012
MOBILE APP TV CONTROL
LodgeNet’s new Mobile App allows guests to control their interactive TV experience as well as access hotel and area information. The app, available free through Apple or Android, takes the place of the in-room TV remote, presents local dining and entertainment options and provides a range of hotel services, including f&b and spa reservations, roomservice ordering and mobile check-out.
P&F USA and DirectTV introduce what they say is the first fully integrated residential TV experience for hotels. The sets don’t require set-top boxes and all components are integrated into the units. Guests have access to 100-plus HD channels and the same program guide as is used in residential applications, say the marketers.
Cintas Corp. now offers a hospitality mat system to help ensure hotel floors are safe, protected and visibly clean. The system is available for rental or direct purchase and custom mat options are available for both front- and back-of-the-house operations. Also available are logo/message mats, scraper mats, water guard mats and more.
PSAV Presentation Services’ Express App enables meeting attendees to access important event information, such as conference agendas, speaker lists, event sponsors, virtual property maps and listings of off-site venues. The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe is one of the first properties to adopt the technology.
LUXURY BED LINENS
Monarch Robe & Towel now offers a wide range of bed linen products from Lissadell Liddell Ireland Ltd. The line includes high-end Liddell-branded sheets, pillowcases and duvets.
MOVIE PROMOTION CHANNEL
In conjunction with ReelzChannel-TV About Movies, LodgeNet Interactive Corp. launched a new movie promotion channel that replaces LodgeNet’s promotional channel in more than one million guestrooms served by the company’s interactive TV platforms. The Premiere Channel offers extended trailers, movie set visits, red carpet premieres, interviews, movie reviews and Hollywood news.
The new Perma Pad flatwork iron padding from Tingue Brown & Company has a longer life. A new homopolymer acrylic fiber basis prevents disintegration.
A new MaxiSorb non-woven cut-end mop from Nextstep Commercial Products holds 200 percent more liquid than its cotton equivalent. It’s made in the U.S. from post-industrial recycled material for a greener profile.
IPAD APP FOR MANAGERS
Managers can use a new iPad app from Alloso Technologies for mobile access to actionable business insights and analytical tools anywhere in the world at anytime.
To meet growing demand from the hospitality industry, Willis North American is offering Bed Bug Infestation Recovery Insurance. This includes a crisis management component to reduce brand damage.
Metropolis Technologies has launched ProfitWatch ULTRA, a centrally hosted call-accounting solution suited for the hospitality industry.
Unlike conventional air conditioning systems, Coolerado’s rooftop system pumps in fresh, filtered outside air using less energy, says the company.
The book “Hotel Sustainable Development: Principles and Best Practices,” published by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, explores how sustainability effects regulatory, policy, development, architectural, financial and operational issues. The book covers the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet and Profit.
Sunbeam Hospitality offers hotels a 1,875-watt tourmaline hairdryer, complete with folding handle and retractable cord. Tourmaline gems make for a quieter, lighter and faster dryer compared to metal coils. The dryer can be hung or tucked into a drawer.
The modern look of luxury guestroom interiors inspires a new collection of Sweet Dreams Decorative Sheers by Valley Forge Fabrics. The line’s imaginative patterns fit the chic style of today’s guestrooms.
Conair Hospitality’s new Cuisinart Ultimate Brewing System is an electronic machine offering the same experience as in-home, single-serve machines. The machine has an audible tone when brewing is finished.
The COMO, from the MTS Burgess line, is a classic example of form meeting function. The lightweight aluminum frame and innovative leg design make it easy to stack and store the chair. Smooth lines and optional reeded frame give the chair an elegant aesthetic.
ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS
GE improved its Zoneline air conditioners for greater efficiency and quieter operation, minus the ozone-depleting refrigerant. New models have retained the same dimensions for 50 years, making it easy to replace older machines.
Jamison Bedding’s new Town & Country mattress line comes in four models including one- and two-sided designs. ArmorPur technology repels water- and oil-based liquids and stains. It safeguards the bed from mold, mildew, algae, bacteria, odor-causing microbes and microbial deterioration.
Signet Cleaning Chemical Service combines cleaning chemicals from Diversey with the delivery service of Cintas. The co-branded product line includes floor, hard surface and manual warewashing cleaners. The delivery service eliminates the need to carry inventory and provides properly diluted chemicals at the push of a button.
Culligan’s new high-efficiency water softener—part of its Culligan Matrix Solutions water treatment systems—lets commercial users reduce scale, extend the life of their water treatment equipment and reduce maintenance costs. A brine reclamation feature cuts salt consumption by up to 25%.
Zep Dilution Solution: Safe2Dose is a concentrated chemical dispensing system that helps hotels be both clean and green while protecting workers from chemical-related injuries. The system’s wall-mounted dispenser makes it easy to select multiple dilution levels as well as flow rates—low for bottle and high for bucket use.
Beverly Hills designer Christopher Grubb introduces a new Hudson vanity to the Modernbathroom line by Arch-Interiors. With deep espresso-stained legs and a contrasting walnut finished vanity, Hudson is designed for the “affordable luxury” market.
Coast to Coast Designs has added 4-orm furniture to its Designer Collections. 4-orm was designed by Paul Guzzetta, a former designer for haute couture fashion for Yves Saint Laurent. The company describes the collection as combining haute couture styling with down-to-earth practicality.
Designed with crystal accents, the Antonia two-light wall sconce from 2nd Ave. Lighting features custom-painted candle covers. The wall sconce is 13 inches wide by 15 inches high.
Peerless-AV’s HD Flow wireless multimedia kit—transmitter and receiver system—allows HDTVs, flat panels, projectors and other displays to be installed up to 131-feet from multimedia source devices without wiring. It offers plug-and-play operation with no software or driver installation and the ability to connect up to four source devices simultaneously, among other features.
UniLinc, a networked control system, is now available on UniMac tumblers. The control systems help laundry managers measure their facility’s performance so they can implement policies and procedures to increase efficiency.
The new Diplomat series of washroom accessories from Bradley has a curved stainless steel design. With more than 50 different product models available, the Diplomat series provides a common aesthetic with its dual-curve geometry design.
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