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.
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.