Heart of America Group’s Hilton Garden Inn®/Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse® located at Olathe, Kansas, has rolled out a hospitality dashboard from QA Graphics. The hospitality dashboard is an interactive display used to educate guests on the new hotel’s sustainable features and serve as a central resource for information.
Heart of America Group is one of the Midwest’s premier design, construction, and management companies with a 33 year history of developing award-winning properties. Located in ten metropolitan areas across six Midwestern states, their portfolio consists of 32 owned and operated restaurants and hotels, 150,000 square feet of office space, and 1.4 million square feet of retail and hospitality.
They constructed the new Hilton Garden Inn following the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards. The project is anticipating earning LEED silver, with the hospitality dashboard expected to help earn an Innovation in Design credit for educating visitors on the hotel’s sustainable building features.
This is the first Hilton Garden Inn to have this type of feature in its lobby. Guests can walk up to the solution displayed on a 42-inch touchscreen and learn what features make the hotel green, including the LED lighting, energy efficiency controls in the guestrooms, energy generating elevators, a solar thermal hot water system and more.
The hospitality dashboard also serves as an overall building display, providing guests with access to live news, the current weather forecast, and the full menu for Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, the hotel restaurant. Interactive maps also provide a floor plan identifying key areas throughout the hotel and suggest local restaurants, entertainment and shopping.
QA Graphics develops custom displays similar to this hospitality dashboard for organizations of all types. The applications can be deployed across touchscreens or kiosks, on the web, and on mobile devices. A variety of information is often included for education, sales and marketing purposes, ranging from educational demonstrations, area attraction information, wayfinding, advertisements, menus and nutritional information, calendar, and other display needs.