Hotel Technology Equipment Trends
Today, hotels are adding technology as a key selling point to attract and retain visitors. With the hopes of creating a seamless experience, guests can expect new features boosting productivity, self-sufficiency and leisure. If youíre a part of the hotel industry, staying on top of these trends can mean better profits. Consider integrating the following trends into your hotel.
While mobile bookings are already on the rise, mobile check-ins are also becoming a popular hotel feature. Instead of waiting in line at the lobby desk, guests can check-in with their mobile phone and even access their room via mobile device for a seamless, keyless entry. Reducing face-to-face contact can lower labor costs, but can also have drawbacks depending on the audience. Testing these initiatives with your hotel market first will confirm mobile check-inís success or failure.
In-Room Touch Screen Control
Forget your standard thermostat and light switches. Rooms are being outfitted with touchscreen controls to monitor and adjust things like temperature, humidity, television, lighting and curtains. Hotel guests are able to order room service, book a massage or request extra towels with a phone app or in-room iPad.
Lobby Collaborative Workstations
Todayís business travelers expect top-of-the-line amenities when it comes to technology and available workspace. One recent trend is the construction of collaborative work environments in hotel lobbies including features like charging stations, group tables, laptop-friendly cafes and various spots sectioned off for the individual user or multifunctional team.
As sustainability takes center stage, a hotelís ecological footprint is important to visitors. Technology is enhancing how hotels improve their practices and report these improvements to guests. Interactive technology enables hotel employees to adjust solar panels, air conditioning use, heating use, lighting and water use without sacrificing visitor comfort.
What steps is your hotel taking to embrace technology? If budget constraints are holding you back, a hotel technology equipment lease from Tiger Leasing can help. Learn more by visiting our contacting an experienced Tiger Leasing representative.