Hospitality Group Maximizes Energy Efficiency While Maintaining Guest Comfort & Loyalty

Neema Hospitality maintains a portfolio that includes franchise licenses with Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide, and Choice Hotels for Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, and EconoLodge brands. To maximize the value of property investments and reduce energy expenses, Neema Hospitality installed Telkonet’s EcoSmart energy management system at multiple hotels. EcoWave wireless thermostats in each guestroom utilize Telkonet’s proven Recovery Time technology to maximize energy efficiency without compromising guest comfort.

“In the limited-service sector, every dollar saved with energy efficiency translates into a dollar earned without increasing room rates,” said Sandeep Thakrar, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Neema Hospitality. “EcoSmart helps us conserve energy and preserve the valuable relationships we have with loyal guests.”

Efficient management by room, property, and portfolio
EcoCentral Virtual Engineer, the cloud-based EcoSmart command center, uses real-time energy consumption data to track room-by-room HVAC performance. With EcoCentral Virtual Engineer, Thakrar can easily aggregate portfolio-wide energy savings information, monitor a particular group of PTAC units, or control individual thermostats. In addition, Neema Hospitality trusts Telkonet’s 24/7/365 EcoCare™ support team to monitor and troubleshoot HVAC issues remotely. Ultimately, Telkonet enables Neema Hospitality to continue a trend of rapid growth while maintaining personal, proactive attention to detail.

“To generate a successful investment, we must improve efficiency, provide excellent customer service, and increase revenues,” said Thakrar. “Telkonet’s EcoSmart technology helps us accomplish those objectives at our Holiday Inn Express in Chestertown and Comfort Inn & Suites in Cambridge.”

Quantifiable results yield cost & energy savings
Telkonet projects energy usage reductions of 146,571 kWh per year for the Holiday Inn Express - Chestertown and Comfort Inn & Suites - Cambridge. With ten hotels throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland, Neema Hospitality will rely on EcoSmart to contribute to profitability through energy efficiency.

One of Neema’s properties is the Holiday Inn Express in Chestertown, MD. With 81 rooms, the property’s projected savings with the Telkonet system amounts to a 51% savings of 94,701kWh. The 65-room Cambridge, Maryland-based Comfort Inn & Suites is projecting savings of 35% and 51,870 kWh.
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