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WiSuite Delivers Big Three Benefits to Downtown Detroit Hotel

Detroit – WiSuite, a leading provider of connected guest room energy management systems for the hospitality industry, has completed implementation of its WiSuite Intelligent Network (WIN) at a downtown Detroit property of a Top Five hotelier. Managers confirm that their 265-room property now benefits from reduced heating and cooling costs, improved guest service and will have a smaller carbon footprint.

In cities like Detroit, where temperature extremes are common, energy requirements to heat and cool hotel guest rooms can be volatile. WIN helps managers at the Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Downtown capture energy cost savings by monitoring occupancy in real time and controlling thermostat settings based on their status. With annual energy costs in excess of $2,000 per guest room for U.S. hotels, WiSuite’s systems rapidly reduce a property’s operating costs and deliver returns on investment in fewer than three years, on average.

“WiSuite has worked with several Marriott properties, allowing us to witness firsthand the commitment to conservation and community sustainability that’s become so highly associated with their brand,” noted John Gallant, CEO of WiSuite USA. “As of 2012, less than 20 percent of hotels had invested in a connected system like WiSuite’s, so Marriott is clearly an industry leader in this regard and they benefit from improved loyalty from increasingly environmentally conscious customers.”

Unlike other systems that offer limited integration, antiquated hardware and slower returns on investment, WiSuite’s fully connected system can deliver additional guest satisfaction and property management benefits. WiSuite’s WiStat-SS “smart screen” thermostats can recognize malfunctioning HVAC units in occupied guest rooms and notify hotel staff of the issue before it causes guest inconvenience via an alert system. Reporting capabilities within WiSuite’s software can also identify the least energy efficient units within the hotel, enabling hotel engineers to schedule maintenance or replacement.
ABOUT WISUITE
WiSuite, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, is a leading American manufacturer of advanced software-based energy management solutions and in-room controls for the lodging, healthcare, and educational customers throughout the world. WiSuite’s Intelligent Network, along with the WiStat-SS product line, provides comprehensive savings, management and reporting of a building’s energy consumption. Its lodging customers include leading global brands ranging from mid-scale hotels to five-star luxury properties, including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG, casinos and many others.

WiSuite Reigns in Seasonal Energy Consumption Resort and Spa Property of Top 3 Hotelier

Detroit, MI – WiSuite, a leading provider of connected guest room energy management systems for the hospitality industry, has completed implementation of its WiSuite Intelligent Network (WIN) at a Top 3 hotelier’s premier resort property near Albuquerque. By providing the power to monitor guest-room occupancy in real time and control thermostat settings based on their status, WiSuite’s systems enable hotel and lodging industry professionals to reduce heating and cooling costs, manage hotel assets, improve guest service and lower property carbon footprints.

“Our client is committed to conservation efforts as part of an aggressive set of environmental goals they’re working to reach by the year 2020,” noted John Gallant, CEO of WiSuite USA. “WiSuite’s system installation is part of an overall environmental sustainability strategy that includes a strong commitment to reduce energy usage through sustainable solutions that can be replicated across all of their properties.”

At destination properties, where tourism is responsible for a large percentage of annual guest bookings, seasonal energy consumption requirements can vary significantly. At resort properties, many guests may spend much of their day outside of their rooms, making energy for heating and cooling an unnecessary expense to the property. During off-peak seasons, unrented rooms create a similar challenge. Property engineers at the Albuquerque area resort selected WiSuite’s system for its power to monitor occupancy
in real time and control room thermostats through a centralized and connected system. When installed as
a fully connected system, WIN’s ability to manage guest room heating and cooling requirements can produce energy savings of as much as 43 percent annually, resulting in returns on investment in fewer than three years, on average.

“As a fully connected system, WIN can deliver additional guest satisfaction and property management benefits that first-generation standalone systems cannot produce, such as property asset intelligence,” added John Gallant, CEO of WiSuite USA.
“Our WiStat-SS “Smart Screen” thermostats relay data to our central control software to produce reports that identify inefficient or malfunctioning HVAC units, helping hotel staff to plan for maintenance or replacement.”

ABOUT WISUITE
WiSuite, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, is a leading American manufacturer of advanced software-based energy management solutions and in-room controls for lodging, healthcare and educational customers throughout the world. WiSuite’s Intelligent Network, along with the WiStat-SS product line, provides comprehensive savings, management and reporting of a building’s energy consumption. WiSuite lodging customers include leading global brands ranging from mid-scale hotels to five-star luxury properties, including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG, casinos and many others. For more information, visit wisuite.com.

WiSuite Helps Hyatt Drill for Sustainable Guest Satisfaction in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX – WiSuite, a leading provider of guest room energy management systems for the hospitality industry, announced the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk implemented its WiSuite Intelligent Network (WIN) and WiStat-SS Smart Screen thermostats, following a review of available solutions. WiSuite’s technology helps hoteliers capture energy cost savings by monitoring guest room occupancy in real time and provides the Hyatt property improved profitability, environmental sustainability and guest comfort.

“Hyatt is an industry leader for comprehensive global energy and water data tracking across its properties,” noted Jimmy Yarbrough, Hyatt Area Director of Engineering. “WiSuite’s technology gives us the power to accommodate guest preferences and reduce our energy usage, contributing to both guest satisfaction and our Hyatt 2020 Vision of responsible environmental stewardship.”

WIN allows hotel management to monitor conditions in guest rooms in real time and make changes remotely, empowering them to proactively anticipate guest requests and minimize disruption to hotel operations. WiSuite interfaces with the hotel’s property management system, enabling the hotel to decrease energy consumption associated with heating and cooling in vacant or unoccupied rooms.

“Hyatt manages how its hotels use energy to serve their guests in a clear and thoughtful manner,” noted John Gallant, CEO of WiSuite USA. “Hotels in a climate like San Antonio’s have tremendous potential to save on cooling costs and make meaningful reductions to their carbon footprint and other sustainability measures – this investment demonstrates clear alignment between the Hyatt 2020 Vision and its day-to-day operations.”

WiSuite’s state-of-the-art thermostat also influenced Hyatt’s decision to select WiSuite. WiStat-SS Smart Screen thermostats combine sleek styling and a touchscreen interface that can display hotel logos and useful information for guests, such as outside weather conditions.

“WiSuite has consistently delivered throughout this project,” added Yarbrough. “The new design of the thermostat combined
with the software capabilities made it an easy choice to alternatives we reviewed and they completed the installation on
time and within budget.”

ABOUT WISUITE
WiSuite, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, is a leading American manufacturer of advanced software-based energy management solutions and in-room controls for the lodging, healthcare, and educational customers throughout the world. WiSuite’s Intelligent Network, along with the WiStat-SS product line, provides comprehensive savings, management and reporting of a building’s energy consumption. Its lodging customers include leading global brands ranging from mid-scale hotels to five-star luxury properties, including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG, casinos and many others.

WiSuite Takes Bite Out of Big Apple Hotel’s Heating and Cooling Costs

New York, NY. – WiSuite, a leading provider of guest room energy management systems for the hospitality industry, announced today that it has completed implementation of its WiSuite Intelligent Network (WIN) in all 189 rooms of the Marriott’s Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue property. WiSuite delivers bottom line control, helping property managers directly eliminate unnecessary heating and cooling costs.

WiSuite’s technology helps hoteliers capture energy cost savings by monitoring guest room occupancy in real time. The implementation delivers improvements to Marriott’s Courtyard New York Manhattan/
Fifth Avenue property financials, environmental sustainability and guest comfort. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates annual energy costs to be $2,196 per room across the country’s 47,000 hotel properties; that’s 6 percent of a property’s operating costs. In a high-cost energy market such as New York City, energy costs claim an even larger share of profits. WIN’s real-time property management interface connects with any hotel’s property management system, empowering hotel management to automatically reduce energy consumption in vacant rooms.

“Marriott understands that conservation and community sustainability is more than a moral imperative; it also makes good business sense,” noted John Gallant, CEO of WiSuite USA. “Smart, socially responsible policies reward Marriott with customer preference and loyalty from the next generation travelers and workforce and its continuing efforts to innovate for more resource-efficient hotels should be applauded by guests and industry alike.”

Vacant rooms aren’t the only place where hotels can save. Vacancy rates vary by hotel, but industry data show that 50-70 percent of booked rooms are unoccupied during daytime hours. On a room-to-room level,
dynamic links between the WiStat-SS Smart Screen thermostats and property HVACs help property engineers to extract additional savings from booked, but unoccupied, rooms in a manner transparent to guests.

Realizing this cost saving potential is another reason why customers who install WiSuite’s WIN reap returns on investment in fewer than three years, on average. Additionally, hotels that promote the sustainability benefits of these energy conservation practices can benefit from greater guest satisfaction and customer loyalty.

ABOUT WISUITE
WiSuite, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, is a leading American manufacturer of advanced software-based energy management solutions and in-room controls for the lodging, healthcare, and educational customers throughout the world. WiSuite’s Intelligent Network, along with the WiStat-SS product line, provides comprehensive savings, management and reporting of a building’s energy consumption. Its lodging customers include leading global brands ranging from mid-scale hotels to five-star luxury properties, including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG, casinos and many others.

The Hilton San Francisco Selects WiSuite’s Revolutionary Energy Management System

WiSuite launches new smart screen thermostat line with the west coast’s largest hotel in its Union Square Project.

San Francisco, Calif. – September 29, 2014 – WiSuite, a leading provider of guest room energy management systems, proudly announces that the iconic Hilton San Francisco Union Square has selected the WiSuite system to achieve significant reductions in energy consumption. By installing the WiSuite system into their 1,915 guest rooms, this award winning hotel is setting a new standard in guest comfort and energy efficiency.

With the hotel averaging 98% occupancy, WiSuite completed the massive installation in three weeks. Room revenue was not sacrificed, as no guest rooms were taken offline during this thermostat upgrade. As part of the installation and commissioning process, WiSuite provided a building savings profile that utilizes guest occupancy patterns. To maximize energy savings and return on investment, the WiSuite system was interfaced to the existing Property Management System (PMS). WiSuite consistently reduces energy consumption and run-time by 35-45% while maintaining room comfort.

“The installation at Hilton San Francisco Union Square was carefully choreographed beforehand,” said WiSuite President, John Gallant. “Our aim in every installation is to ensure that operations for the hotel go uninterrupted while we put the system in place.”

Hotel owners and operators are constantly seeking new, cutting-edge technologies that help reduce energy consumption, improve their bottom line, and green their building, all while exceeding the expectations of their clientele. Hilton San Francisco Union Square selected the WiSuite system because it addressed their triple bottom line initiative and provided proven trackable results.

“The WiSuite thermostats offered an attractive ROI with flexible software and an easy to use touch screen,” said Brian Mork, Director of Property Operations for the hotel.

ABOUT WISUITE
WiSuite, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, is a leading American manufacturer of advanced software-based energy management solutions and in-room controls for the lodging, healthcare, and educational customers throughout the world. WiSuite’s Intelligent Network, along with the WiStat-SS product line, provides comprehensive savings, management and reporting of a building’s energy consumption. Its lodging customers include leading global brands ranging from mid-scale hotels to five-star luxury properties, including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG, casinos and many others.

For more information, please visit wisuite.com.
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WiSuite Dramatically Cuts Hotel Energy Usage

Department of Energy report notes energy consumption drops over 18 percent when using company’s innovative WIN solution.

DETROIT — WiSuite, the world leader in hotel guest room energy management solutions, demonstrated outstanding energy savings and return on investment in a recently released U.S. Department of Energy report.

The study reviewed potential energy and cost savings for the hotel industry by employing Occupancy Based Controls (OBC) as part of their heating, ventilation and cooling systems (HVAC). Six Marriott-branded hotels across the country utilized five different manufacturers’ products to test the effectiveness and possible energy savings in a sector that uses the fifth largest amount of energy amongst commercial buildings.

Over the course of the nine-month study, the WiSuite-enabled hotel produced an 18.3 percent average energy savings, leading all participants with the top calculated energy savings score of 589(kWH/room/yr). WiSuite’s technology also resulted in the highest annual cost savings of $79.03 per hotel room.

“We are extremely pleased to see an independent study demonstrate the significant energy savings WiSuite can generate for hotels,” company president John Gallant said. “Hotels are looking for answers to cut high overhead costs without impacting guest comfort. We are able to offer an eco-friendly solution that has a short ROI for property owners. The Department of Energy report validates WiSuite’s effectiveness.”

WiSuite installed its WIN system (Wireless Intelligent Network) that included smart thermostats along with wireless door and motion sensors in rooms of the Washington D.C. Mayflower Renaissance for the study, which evaluated rented rooms from December 2011 to August 2012.

Studies have shown that hotel guest room energy usage accounts for the majority of energy use within the hospitality industry, typically between 40 and 80 percent. “WiSuite’s platform gives hotels the ability to significantly reduce their guest room energy spend in unoccupied rooms. Savings have ranged from 20 to 48 percent. Owners are now able to make a positive impact on the environment without affecting customer satisfaction,” Gallant added.

WiSuite continues to be the choice of a growing number of hotel ownership groups. Its WIN platform is a wireless real-time control system that solves hotels’ energy management challenges and objectives. Communicating with the facility’s existing property management system, WiSuite yields maximum control and efficiency. The company, founded in 2008, is based in Detroit, Michigan.