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Hospitality PTACs & ACs Buyer’s Guide

Hospitality PTACs & ACs Buyer’s Guide

Providing optimal comfort to your hotel guests is paramount in the hotel / hospitality industry. It’s synonymous with the purpose of the entire industry. In fact, the word hospitality means “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, and / or strangers.” Part of that ‘friendly and generous reception’ is making sure guests can make themselves feel at home and accommodated with the temperature in the room.

Climate control and air conditioning in hotel rooms are more often than not specifically provided by hospitality PTAC / AC systems. There is a variety of manufacturers and features to choose when it comes to PTAC / AC systems, and it is essential to define what characteristics are most important to your hospitality company before making the investment in your guests’ comfort.

We’ve broken down the most important factors to consider before purchasing and installing hospitality PTAC / AC units in your hotel rooms.

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Hospitality TVs Buyer’s Guide

Hospitality TVs Buyer’s Guide

1. What is a hospitality TV?

Hospitality television is a type of commercial grade television with features that support a hotel’s TV system. There are four different categories of hotel televisions that can function in a hotel TV system: 

  1. Basic (Non-Pro:idiom)
  2. Pro:idiom
  3. b-LAN
  4. Smart TVs

The choice of hospitality TV you’ll want to use will depend on the type of television system the hotel may have and how the in-suite television content is presented in guest rooms.

Hospitality TVs, unlike regular TVs, may offer a variety of features, including:

  • Standard network and cable television programming
  • Video games
  • Premium television channels
  • Shopping services
  • Video on-demand
  • Internet applications and capabilities
  • Information about weather, news and local tourism
  • A welcome message from the hotel

2. The difference between consumer and hospitality TVs

There are a number of clear differences between the run of the mill TVs that someone might buy for their home and the more industrial quality of hospitality TVs that find placement in hotels, hospitals, and other places. Here are a few of those differences. 

Warranty

The length of warranty is a big difference between consumer and hospitality TVs. While consumer TVs generally have a warranty that covers somewhere between 90 days and 1 year of service (and is quickly invalidated if the TV is placed in a commercial setting), hospitality TVs have a 2-5 year warranty, complete with on-site support offered most of the time. 

Duty Cycles

The average consumer TV is built to run for four to eight hours a day. In comparison, hospitality sets are designed to be used for a whopping 15 or 16 hours a day. There are even some panels that can run 24/7!

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Electrostatic Technology is being implemented in the hotel’s cleaning protocols.

How Electrostatic Technology Works.

Major hotel chains, as well as independents, are working to assure guests that they are safeguarding their health through increased cleanliness, hygiene and social distancing. Many are implementing new technologies in their updated cleaning protocols. Marriott International as an example is now using electrostatic technology to elevate its cleanliness standards and hospitality norms and behaviors to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment.

 Electrostatic spraying technology uses the highest classification of disinfectants recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) to treat known pathogens. The sprayers rapidly clean and disinfect entire areas and can be used in a hotel setting to clean and disinfect guest rooms, lobbies, gyms and other public areas.

How does electrostatic spray technology work?

Electrostatic spray technology is a new way to apply cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants to help facilities treat surfaces, often in less time and with better coverage than traditional cleaning methods. The technology is well-established, with a history of more than 60 years in other areas, including agriculture, automotive, and tanning industries, but it has only recently been applied to surface disinfection.

Electrostatic sprayers work by charging liquids (i.e., cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants) as they pass through a sprayer nozzle. This generates charged droplets that repel one another and actively seek out environmental surfaces, which they stick to and even wrap around to coat all sides. The result is a uniform coating of sanitizer or disinfectant on sprayed objects, including hard-to-reach areas that manual cleaning can miss. The technology also helps avoid liquid pooling often associated with trigger sprayers.

Where can electrostatic spray technology be used?

A. Use electrostatic sprayers anywhere you currently sanitize or disinfect. Effective electrostatic sprayers can cover a large area in minutes, so school classrooms, public restrooms, cafeterias, kitchens, equipment rooms, offices, waiting rooms, and even vehicles can all be treated efficiently. Because surfaces are coated evenly, wiping is not required regularly, only periodically to keep surfaces polished.

Electrostatic spray technology can be tailored to meet facilities’ needs. Some facilities choose to use electrostatic sprayers as a substitute for manual cleaning and disinfecting methods like wipes and trigger sprays, while others use the technology as an additional step to augment standard cleaning and ensure comprehensive surface coverage.

Article Derived from cmmonline.com, written by Katherine Velez. Additional information found on hoteltechnologynews.com

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