Energy Management

The Value of Energy Efficiency to Your Guests and Your Bottom Line 

In a recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 700 travelers, half of respondents said they would spend more money to stay at an eco-friendly accommodation. However, 60% of these same travelers said they rarely felt informed about whether hotels are actually eco-friendly. How can your hotel become more sustainable while also ensuring that consumers and guests are aware of your environmentally responsible initiatives?...

How to Evaluate Sustainable Technologies in Hotels 

As a global hospitality consultancy, HVS is oftentimes asked to comment on emerging sustainable technologies that are potentially applicable to hotel and resort operations. Here are six questions that hotel owners and managers can use to ...

Technology Sets Sheraton Dallas Apart 

More than half of the guests at the Sheraton Dallas ó and many hotels ó travel with multiple connection devices. They carry laptops, smart phones, iPads, iPods and more. Getting them all online can be a bandwidth challenge. Not at the Sheraton Dallas. ...

Time For Technology 

After years of deferring purchases, many hotel owners and operators are once again looking to invest in technology. A lot has changed since the last boom in computer-based capital expenditures, and now the focus is on a number of technologies that have emerged in recent years: cloud computing, mobile technologies for reservations and other functions and in-room technologies. ...

How Smart Devices Will Change Hotel Technology 

Over the past 25-plus years of attending the Consumer Electronics Show, Iíve witnessed the birth, and quick demise of many new technology innovations. One item I recall fondly was the first showing of an item called Bluetooth. I was so struck by the possibilities of this new technology that I spent most of CES at the Ericsson booth. I could easily see its various uses beyond mobile phones. I was lucky enough to get in touch with my stockbroker and bought a lot of Ericsson stock. The rest is history. ...

Hampton Flexes Its Hotel Marketing Muscle 

For Phil Cordell, innovation is a guidepost. As global head of focused service, Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide, itís up to Cordell to execute the companyís elastic vision. The 15-story, 221-room Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell Downtown embodies it....

Behind the Scenes Oct. 15 

Operational insight to help keep your property running at full speed...

Tech Bytes Sept. 1, 2011 

Roundup of hotel technology news and notes....

Two Effective Strategies to Reduce Hotel Energy Costs 

Technology Handbook 2011 

The Technology Handbook is a catalog of information on the products and services offered by vendors serving the lodging industry. Youíll find an index with 10 major categories of hotel-related technology products and services. In each, we list all the companies who responded to our survey, and then youíll find a directory listing each company in alphabetical order, including the categories of products they offer, where they are located, a phone number and their website....

Crosby Street Hotel Is Manhattanís First LEED-Certified Hotel 

The Crosby Street Hotel can now claim two firsts: It was the first Firmdale Hotel in the U.S. and just became the first Manhattan hotel to win Gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council....

Tech Bytes May 15, 2011 

Products April 2011 

Innovations in hotel products and services....

Tech Bytes Jan. 15, 2011 

A roundup of tech news....

Delaware North Strikes Gold With Special Places 

It may be the most successful hotel company you probably never heard of. Itís Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, the Buffalo, NY-based operator of 20 lodging properties with about 4,000 units mostly in or near national and state parks in the U.S. and Canada. The firm also owns five resorts in Australia and is concessionaire at a number of national parks (Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Yosemite), two New York State parks and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. ...

LEED Pays Off For Motel 6 

When the Motel 6 in Northlake, TX earned its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification this July, it became the first economy hotel to earn the designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. Itís also Accorís first hotel to be certified, and it wasnít even part of the companyís original plan for the hotel....
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