Guests staying at the LuMINN Hotel Minneapolis, an Ascend Hotel Collection member, are in control of their room environments since the hotel added Intelity ICEbedside tablets to each guestroom. The devices are interfaced to the Inncom by Honeywell integrated room automation systems, allowing guests to control room temperature, lighting, drapes and alarm clocks directly from these in-room tablets. Guests can also access the hotel’s mobile app, powered by Intelity, which provides a direct link to hotel information, services, concierge, transportation, maps, directions and more.
“Adding ICEbedside tablets to each room brings another element to the guest experience,” Harshal Patel, owner of the LuMINN Hotel Minneapolis, said in a statement. “Today, everyone is tech savvy and has a smartphone or tablet. Enabling guests to use an in-room iPad as an alarm clock or to request amenities or control elements of the room like temperature and lighting is an engaging way to exceed their expectations, and it’s a service that not many hotels are offering.”
“Being able to turn off lights or raise or lower room temperature through the tablet is a perk, especially if it lowers my energy bills, but it’s not the reason I was excited about the technology integration,” Patel said. “I’m more concerned with providing convenience to my guests and not requiring them to get up from our comfortable beds to turn off the lights or turn on the do-not-disturb button in the hallway. Many travelers already have connected homes.”
Inncom began working with the LuMINN Hotel Minneapolis in early 2017 when it was previously known as the Federal Plaza Hotel. Installation included the Inncom E528 thermostat that provides energy control, humidity monitoring and motion detection for a more efficient HVAC system. The E528 series thermostat serves as the network gateway for guestroom controls, including the Intelity ICEbedside interface. Also featured in LuMINN guestrooms is the Inncom Evora switch series. Evora enables guests to control lighting independently in the entry, cove and window areas of the room or altogether.