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What guests look for in hotel website guestroom photos
What guests look for in hotel website guestroom photos
With the hotel industry becoming more competitive, multiple surveys have demonstrated the importance of hotel design features for overall quality of service. However, until the moment of check-in, customers form their guestroom design perceptions based...
Emerging trends in energy-efficient lighting for hospitality
Emerging trends in energy-efficient lighting for hospitality
Hospitality industry has always been the front-runner for growth in India and has become one of the mainstays of the service industry in India. In 2014-15, the industry contributed over 10 percentto the GDP and that alone shows its importance in the co...
Smaller rooms: Trend or fad?
Smaller rooms: Trend or fad?
The penchant of hotel developers to construct properties with postage-stamp size guestrooms might not be the best course of action for the long term, according to a group of global consultants who participated in a roundtable discussion about current i...
Why updated technology results in quieter PTAC units
Why updated technology results in quieter PTAC units
Continual enhancements to packaged terminal air conditioner technology and designs help hoteliers increase guest comfort, according to experts, as well as help hoteliers with energy usage. In addition to the recent improvements in PTACs, the advancemen...
Many environmental, operational upsides to generating drinking water from air
Many environmental, operational upsides to generating drinking water from air
As reported in Green Lodging News earlier this year, a number of suppliers are making it increasingly easy to offer filtered water to guests through water bottle filling stations. These stations, connected to a water supply, allow one to eliminate plas...
How to save, and waste, in the laundry room
How to save, and waste, in the laundry room
Hotels actively running laundry operations know them to be expensive and time consuming, but in many cases equipment is not being right-sized with the number of rooms they are servicing. According to Marcela Arciniegas, SVP of global operations at laun...
Hotels tried to eliminate the traditional in-room desk but created a backlash
Hotels tried to eliminate the traditional in-room desk but created a backlash
Marriott and Holiday Inn Express experimented with removing the traditional desk inside guest rooms and the moves triggered a backlash. Lots of guests, it turns out, still want a desk. It's an important piece of furniture in the opinion of lots of thei...
Here's why co-living could be the next big hospitality trend
Here's why co-living could be the next big hospitality trend
The concept of "co-living" has been described in many ways: Dorms for adults. The modern equivalent of the commune/kibbutz/boarding house. A solution for the urban housing crisis. A remedy for lonely millennials seeking out true connections in this all...
Hotel minibars try to make a comeback with better design and local products
Hotel minibars try to make a comeback with better design and local products
The hotel minibar, long a repository of familiar goods at very unfamiliar prices may not be completely dead, but it is ailing. Minibar sales data validates this notion to an extent, but that hasn't stopped several global chains from ordering new tech s...