Guest In-Room Comfort Goes Green & Interactive
When the Grand Hyatt DFW completed its recent $13 million renovation, INNCOM played an integral role in the property's focus on energy conservation. To better blend in-room technology with the hotel's sophisticated welcome scene upon entering the room, INNCOM designed a new, sleek bedside controller for the Grand Hyatt DFW that enables guests to control lighting, temperature, drapes, sheers, privacy, make-up room and other service requests at guests' fingertips. The company also installed INNCOM's MODEVA series backlit glass switches, and added the INNCOM drape controller that gives guests the ability to remotely open and close heavy-duty blackout drapes and sheers.
“Our recent renovation exemplifies how design integrity does not have to be compromised at the expense of energy efficiency and guest convenience,” General Manager Lance Marrin, says. “The Grand Hyatt DFW has once again raised the bar on guest comfort, convenience and technology thanks in part to the new, energy-efficient and interactive guestroom control products developed by INNCOM.”
The INNCOM TBL-70 tabletop controller designed for the Grand Hyatt DFW is a member of INNCOM's Integrated Room Automation System (IRAS). It is a multi-purpose device, configurable with 1 to 9 touch-capacitance sensors or dimmer bars, and is designed for convenient bedside guest control of lighting, temperature, drapes and sheers, privacy, make-up room and other guest service requests such as tray pick-up, shoe shine or butler call. The eco-friendly glass touch surface is available in standard designs or as a blank canvas for the designer wishing to customize a look with colors, fonts, images and functionality. The TBL-70 comes equipped with an on-board photo sensor which detects the light level in the room and automatically adjusts the intensity of the backlighting. It also has a light sensor, which will increase the back light level when the room darkens.
To complement the TBL-70, INNCOM used its MODEVA series guest-interface system wall switches in conjunction with the hotel's existing thermostats to control temperature, lighting, drapes, and guest annunciation. The unique look and innovative touch capacitance control surface provide an unrivaled guestroom experience. MODEVA’s backlit touch sensors provide elegant soft lighting in a dark room and are easy to read while improving safety for guests and staff. The MODEVA system "senses" when a guest is done with the control unit and turns off after guest use to eliminate unnecessary light panels when the guest chooses to be in a darkened room.