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Finding the Green in Being Green

Data and analytics are the missing link to drive energy efficiency and cost-savings for hotels

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Reduces Power Consumption by 20% with New CCHP System

The microturbine CCHP system emits 40% less CO2 a year – approximately 800 tons – than conventional power systems.

One of NYC’s largest hotels to gain greater operational visibility and energy savings.

Migrating IRE to the cloud removes the need to invest in capital equipment and servers.

The EcoInsight thermostats by Telkonet thermostats are installed in 480 guest rooms.

Guests can control room lighting, air conditioning, TVs, and other features with the help of smart tablets.

By adopting green practices through energy reduction, recycling and digital marketing, the IT department can make a major impact on a company.

Although the National Retail Federation Big Show is primetime for retail technology vendors, hospitality operators shouldn't be fooled. Mixed in-between the many retail offerings, NRF attendees could find booth after booth of hospitality-applicable products.

In its annual trend report, HT looks at some of the top consumer trends and technology advancements impacting the guestroom experience. This year, it's all about energy management, mobile phone integration, television content and the iPad.

Covering tableside ordering on the iPod touch to energy-saving printers, this annual supplement showcases the latest POS hardware and software solutions to hit the market.

A recent survey conducted by Carlson Hotels Worldwide found that 58 percent of guests are willing to book a hotel room that is environmentally friendly.

For CityCenter's 4,004-room ARIA Resort & Casino and Mandarin Oriental hotel, the opportunity to implement the most cutting-edge in-room technologies is paying off through the generation of guest loyalty and cost savings.

Situated on 110 waterfront acres in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, the London Bridge Resort is leveraging an energy management system to track usage and savings, benchmark energy conservation efforts, and facilitate suite heating and cooling efficiency by unit.

HT's monthly POS recap covers green POS hardware, the most-breached industry in 2010, Five Guys Burgers & Fries' latest ordering strategy and more.

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