With the Turkish accommodation market booming and demand growing for internationally branded hospitality offerings, operators throughout the country are recognising the benefits that Inncom by Honeywell's smart room control solutions offer.
With strong growth in the Turkish accommodation market driving a spate of new openings, Honeywell is helping to add value to developers and operators alike with its intelligent room control systems.
The advantages of Honeywell's range of products, from the reduced costs garnered from greatly increased energy efficiency to the improved guest experience offered by smart climate control and the visually appealing fittings, are obvious for the hotel operators as well as the guests themselves, and many premises throughout the country are already benefitting, with Honeywell already counting the luxury Marmara Taksim Hotel in Istanbul and Starwood's latest addition to the Turkish market, the Starwood Adana in the country's eastern Mediterranean trade and business captital, among its successful installations.
In order to meet global travellers' increased demand for modern technology and seamless operation of guest amenities, as well revolutionising back-of-house operations, reliable and innovative technology is required, starting with the Deep Mesh Network (DMN) architecture that provides a highly cost-effective, self-forming wireless network.
The wireless Deep Mesh RF network technology provides high-speed communication for automatic monitoring and control of the thermostat in each guest room, and DMN eliminates the need for multiple radios and networks that are densely populated with costly auxiliary routers and PAN coordinators that only support a limited number of rooms. A typical Inncom network requires just one Edge Router for up to 250 rooms, greatly reducing installation, cabling and maintenance costs. The DMN is able to reduce these costs as the network infrastructure is embedded within the thermostat.
The integrated occupancy sensors detect when a guest is physically in the room and door lock sensors signal an alert when a guest room door is left ajar. Properties can also opt for door sensors that signal the thermostat to automatically shut off when guests open patio or deck doors, and then resume heating or cooling when doors are closed, while the EMS activates system notifications for heating or cooling alerts if room temperature moves outside the norm for a predetermined period, thus enabling the hotel's engineers to proactively address any potential problem should a room experiences a temperature-control issue.
At check-out, the thermostat automatically goes into setback mode at the most efficient temperature, so if housekeeping or other staff go into a room and change the temperature, it does not affect the setback; the temperature will stay optimal until someone else checks in, so guests are always comfortable.
While offering a variety of design services to assist the hotel in planning their room automation projects, Honeywell's services also include reviewing requirements, proposing system options that best meet the project goal, and assigning architects and designers to ensure device compatibility and design optimisation.
Honeywell's approach is a collaborative process, encouraging the client to get in touch early in the design phase to deliver the best results.