Caesars Republic Scottsdale to Install PoE Automated Shades

Caesars Republic Scottsdale with PowerShades

PowerShades, a provider of manual and automated window shades for residential, commercial and hospitality applications, announces that they have been selected to outfit Caesars Republic Scottsdale, a new lifestyle-experience hotel in Scottsdale, AZ, with over 700 industry-first PoE (Power over Ethernet) automated roller window shades. 

The first non-gaming hotel from Caesars Entertainment in the United States,  Caesars Republic Scottsdale will feature PowerShades’ automated shades in 265 guest rooms. The shades will also be installed in common areas throughout the hotel including a restaurant, bar and terrace, a modern fitness center, and a 7,000-sq-ft, free-span ballroom with state-of-the-art sound, internet and AV systems. All of the windows in the guest rooms will feature both light filtering and room darkening fabric automated shades that can be controlled separately. 

The industry’s first and only true PoE automated shades, PowerShades’ “TRUEPoE” shades offer all the benefits of the company’s ground-breaking RF automated product, along with additional advantages not found in any other type of motorized shade. With PoE automated shades, a single CAT5 cable provides both power and communications, so there is no proprietary hard wiring necessary. Plus the PoE motor is low voltage (under 50V AC), so it doesn’t require a licensed electrician. And with power coming from a single, central source, more information can be transferred on the network cable while improving reliability over traditional RF solutions.

The shades in each guest room will be controllable by guests via in-room wall switches. The shades will also be integrated with the Hotel’s Building Management System (BMS) to conserve energy based on room occupancy and time of year. The BMS will activate the room upon check-in and prepare the thermostat and PowerShades automated blinds at predetermined set points depending on seasonal conditions and solar location. 

Additionally, guest rooms will be equipped with occupancy sensors that detect whether guests are in the room; when rooms are unoccupied, the blinds will be set to coordinate with the direction of the sun and open or close to optimize energy management. 

Said Robert Allen, COO of the hotel’s developer, HCW Hotels, LLC, “This innovative hotel will offer a dynamic destination experience replete with rich textures, strong architecture and the most modern amenities. We decided to feature PowerShades automated shades throughout the hotel because they utilize the most advanced PoE technology, are a cost-effective energy management solution, and are available with an incredible selection of materials, colors and textures to suit our design goals.”

Ryan Chacon, president of PowerShades, said, “We are excited that our light-blocking and light-filtering PoE automated shades are playing such a prominent role throughout the new Caesars Republic Scottsdale. The convenient lighting and temperature control as well as reduced energy consumption of our TRUEPoE shades are a perfect match for a hotel that’s committed to luxury, style and advanced technology.”

Caesars Republic Scottsdale is located at the southeast corner of Goldwater Blvd. and Highland Ave. at Scottsdale Fashion Square.  HLN Shades LLC is handling integration for the project. The Hotel is scheduled to open in winter of 2023.

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