Lutron® Electronics to showcase new opportunities for integrators in the hospitality sector at ISE 2016
~ expands its footprint in room management solutions with first successes in Europe of its new myRoom™ guestroom systems for light, temperature and blind control ~
Lutron® Electronics will be showcasing its hospitality solutions at ISE this week to highlight the competitive advantages available to integrators and companies in the sector. Benefits range from improved aesthetics to energy-saving and automation features.
At booth #1-P80, Hall 1, Lutron invites integrators to seize the new opportunities available to pave the way for the future of the smart hotel industry. The company will showcase tailored solutions for the hospitality sector, including a display of its new guestroom solution, myRoom™, in a real-life scenario set up, and new accessories for its Palladiom keypads.
Two hotel chains have recently implemented Lutron’s myRoom solution, a family of guestroom systems for light, temperature and blind control. The Ohla Boutique Hotels in Spain and the Z Hotels group in the UK have improved the customer experience and optimised energy use to save costs through simple and effective light and AC control.
Ever-more discerning customers have high expectations for hotel stays, including having a hotel room at the right temperature and with the right lighting. On the scale of priorities, it may be on par with a good bed and reliable WiFi access, given the number of complaints about room temperature on hotel rating websites. The benefits of lighting and temperature controls in hotel rooms are manifold, including greater comfort for customers and reduced costs for hotel owners.
Lutron myRoom is a family of user-friendly guestroom systems for light, temperature, and blind control, ideal for new built and renovation with wireless and wired options. Among other features, it uses an advanced combination of sensors, door contact or door lock information to get information on whether a room is occupied or vacant. Each system can be tailored to specific performance and budget requirements as myRoom can cater for mid-scale to luxury hotels and is available in two tiers: myRoom prime – stand-alone system, independent of hotel management systems – and myRoom plus – that integrates with property management systems (PMS) and building management systems (BMS) for additional information on room and system status such as sold or unsold.
- From a guest’s point of view, the interface is intuitive, convenient and easy to use. Each button explains what it does: e.g. ‘Relax’, ‘Sleep’. Large-size buttons with large-size icons make them attractive and very accessible for guests of all ages.
- From a hotel operator’s point of view, features of myRoom such as GPD (Guest Presence Detection) results in energy-saving and efficiency gain. To provide statistical analysis, Lutron has created XTC sensing technology, adding a Digital Signal Processor to PIR (passive infrared) sensors.
- From an integrator or vendor’s point of view, myRoom is a great market opportunity as only a very small percentage of lights are currently controlled with dimmers and more advanced options than the on/off switch.
myRoom solution in use
Two European hotel groups have perfectly understood how to take advantage of myRoom: the Ohla Boutique Hotels in Spain and the Z Hotels group in the UK.
The Hotel Eixample in Barcelona (Ohla Boutique Hotels) was the first in Europe to be equipped with the myRoom plus solution in December 2015.
Wishing to review the light scenography of its guestrooms and optimise the lighting in the public areas of its eight-floor hotel, the luxury resort group was convinced by Lutron’s ability to respond precisely to the specifications defined by the chosen architect (Isern Arquitectes), lighting designer (ARTEC 3) and MEP engineer (JG Ingenieros).
As the hotel was already fully equipped with LEDs, Lutron’s main challenge and success was to reach technical compatibility with other technology vendors involved in the project.
The 94 guestrooms were equipped with myRoom as well as the Palladiom™ keypad, allowing customers to choose the light arrangement which best suits their mood. Control of lights on the terrace and in public areas is managed by the Quantum® solution for optimal energy consumption, and can be done from a tablet, a PC or a simple smartphone. Lutron’s solution for the hotel’s public areas also includes Lutron’s ESN (Energi Savr Node), a smart module that allows for easy integration of wired and wireless occupancy sensors, daylight sensors, and light controls with digital ballasts, 0-10 V dimming loads and switching loads.
The combination of these hospitality solutions now allows the hotel to manage its lighting with an unparalleled level of quality and simplicity of use.
“We had already worked with the Ohla Boutique Hotels on retrofit projects in some of its restaurants, so mutual trust was established. What was key to ensure the success of this new project was the collaboration between the various stakeholders: integrator, architect, lighting designer…, “ said Enric Mira, Manager of Lutron Electronics in Spain.
In addition, the urban Z City Hotel in London (Z Hotels group) has been fitted with the myRoom prime solution. It includes both lighting and AC occupancy control.
The Z Hotels group wanted a user-friendly, wireless and affordable solution to save energy in the 109 guest rooms and public areas of its brand new Hotel Z City on Fleet Street. The solution had to be implemented quickly, in time for Christmas 2015.em which allows to adjust lights and shades for any task or activity, at the touch of a button.
“We had many good reasons to choose Lutron and this is just one of them: mid-project, we decided to move to a smart lighting system that could integrate room occupied / unoccupied states into our lighting and AC systems. The Lutron wireless option enabled us to accommodate those changes without any additional building work or cost,” explained Eamon Kelly, project manager of the Z Hotels group.
For more information about myRoom or to meet one of Lutron’s spokespeople either before, during or after the tradeshow, please contact LEWIS.
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