May 17, 2022

Hospitality PTACs & Thermostats Brand Standards

By Jeremy Pate
Hospitality PTACs and Thermostats Brand Standards

We are continuing to add to our series on hotel technology brand standards with a specific article covering brand standards for hospitality PTACs and thermostats. Our hotel technology product specialists compiled a list of the various hotel chains, and the brands under their respective corporate umbrellas, and their hospitality PTACs & thermostats brand standards.

Below is a list of the PTAC units and thermostat energy management accessories recommended by hotel companies and their individual brands. Every hotel wants to create a unique experience for their guests, and it goes without saying that comfort is an essential characteristic for the guest experience. It is also paramount for different hotel branches, such as a Hilton, to have the same look in feel in Miami and San Francisco as it does in San Antonio, or New York, for example.

Additionally, the newest models of thermostats not only help optimize the hotel guest experience, but also help hotels save money in the long run. Newer models even have motion-sensor technology to turn off or on depending on if the guests are in the room or not. They are enhanced for better energy management and efficiency, which is an investment that pays dividends in the long run for hospitality companies and their owners. 

Note: This is not a complete list of all the individual hotel brands. If you’d like to inquire about specific brands that do not have all the hospitality PTACs and thermostats details below, please contact us directly. We are happy to help clarify and provide further information.

HILTON HOTELS & RESORTS PTACs & THERMOSTATS STANDARDS

Hiton Hotels & Resorts require their trademark Hilton Connected Room for their guest rooms. This includes Verdant Wired thermostat (only for new builds). Furthermore, the Wireless thermostat is not yet approved but on horizon for retrofit. 

IHG HOTELS PTACs & THERMOSTATS STANDARDS

IHG Hotels want their hotels to incorporate Verdant EMS wired / wireless stand alone and network as a brand standard. The network should comply with IHG Studio, where guests will have an app to connect and control the temperature through networked thermostat.

More information about IHG Studio: it’s also okay to get standalone stat and upgrade to network once IHG Studio rolls out. IHG Studio to rollout in 6 months for new build and about a year for retrofits.

MARRIOTT HOTELS HOSPITALITY PTACs & THERMOSTATS STANDARDS

Marriott’s PTACs / ACs brand standards are as follows: their new renovations require a smart thermostat. Meanwhile, retrofits require Verdant standalone and networked thermostats. Finally, new builds require integration of thermostats and door looks. For further info and clarification on the door locks, Telkonet offers a Zigbee chip with door locks.

WYNDHAM HOSPITALITY PTACs & THERMOSTATS STANDARDS

Wyndham PTACs & ACs brand standards are compliant with both standalone and network Verdant thermostats.

HYATT HOSPITALITY PTACs & THERMOSTATS STANDARDS

Hyatt PTACs & ACs brand standards are also compliant with both standalone and network Verdant thermostats.

CHOICE HOSPITALITY PTACs & THERMOSTATS STANDARDS

Choice PTACs & ACs brand standards are like Hyatt and Wyndham. They are also compliant with both standalone and network Verdant thermostats.

TRU HOTELS PTACs & THERMOSTATS STANDARDS

PTACs & ACs brand standards for Tru Hotels include that the units must have electric heat, 265 volts, minimum two-speed fan capability, a wall sleeve, universal drain kit, and the units must be piped to vertical concealed condensate drain. Note: there are no requirements for unit size, as all rooms are different.