New Philadelphia hotel selects wireless room controls

The LEED-certified Element Philadelphia selected Evolve Controls for room control. Photo credit: Evolve Controls

Element Hotel, a new 460-room extended stay hotel in Philadelphia, plans to install Evolve Controls’ wireless room-control system into all 460 rooms of the property, which is under construction. 

Developed by Vine Street Matthews, owned by Chestlen Development and managed by Marriott International, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified hotel selected Evolve Controls for room control. 

“We chose Evolve for its sleek design and seamless installation process. However, it’s not just about the system, it’s the superior service we have received in creating a custom solution for us to support our new hotel,” Rich Gibson, project manager with McCrae-Gordon Group Electric Joint Venture, said in a statement. 
 
The Evolve Controls system consists of wireless, cloud-based room control and management solutions, designed to enhance guest experience, and reduce energy costs within guest rooms as much as 30 percent annually. Evolve’s API allows for integrations to further control and personalize the guest experience.  

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“Our goal is to create a custom solution to help hotels run more efficiently, enhance guest experience and reduce energy costs,” Evolve Controls CEO Kristin Miller said. 

Element Philadelphia will occupy a 51-story skyscraper among Philadelphia’s many retail shops, Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Kimmel Center of Performing Arts.