As you may know, smart technology is revolutionizing everything from the daily activities in our home to how our cities are controlled. The same case is applied for the hospitality industry. To some extent, the hotel industry is leading the trend of taking advantage of smart business technology.
From operations to guest requirements to marketing activities, smart hotel technology provides people with a lot of economical opportunities to gain profit. This article is going to present different ways by which smart technology is revolutionizing the hospitality industry in the upcoming time.
- Smart Energy Management
Currently, smart thermostats and other kinds of sensors are able to control and respond to the changes made in occupancy. Also, smart systems used to manage the energy also utilize complex machine learning algorithms to make analysis for thermodynamics, local weather patterns and peak demand loads in order to save the energy during the year. Thanks to this technology, the hotel energy costs can be reduced by up to 20 percent and the resale value of a hotel would increase in a large amount.
What is more, the energy savings powered by the Internet of Things technology is not just restricted to heating or air conditioning systems. Smart light technology also allows for hotel managers to understand more effectively their demands, automate consumption and satisfy the changes in occupancy. Similar to HVAC systems that make use of sensors and algorithms powered by machine learning to keep on analyzing demand load patterns, smart light systems also let hotels set up their preferred lighting times, control occupancy patterns and advance the overall lighting energy consumption in a year.
- Predictive Maintenance
Similar to smart EMSs that let hotel managers control, monitor and optimize energy use, predictive maintenance also allows them to take advantage of sensor data in order to identify the possible trends then notify their maintenance staff before a waste can take place. Therefore, instead of just waiting for something to break down before being replaced, the Internet of Things technologies are allowing for predicting maintenance needs depending on system usage. As a result, the costs of operating a system can decrease significantly.