For example, a smart energy management system knows when a guest room is unoccupied or unsold and can automatically adjust the temperature to reduce energy consumption by as much as 20 to 45 percent. At the same time, a smart energy management system could also increase the levels of guest satisfaction by allowing a guest to adjust the lights and temperature using their hotel loyalty apps, TV remote or even voice interaction, all without leaving the bed! To best implement IoT solutions in your business, consider these top seven trends that are already beginning to impact the hospitality industry today, from the guest room to the back of house: 1. Guestroom Automation - In the past, hotels have had trouble keeping up with the rising bandwidth capabilities for their guest Wi-Fi network. Tomorrow, the challenge will be to maintain the same levels of comfort and control that travelers are accustomed to in their smart, connected home. Guestroom automation provides a way for hotels to differentiate by keeping up with the smart home technology to make the guest feel more comfortable. For example, Starwood Hotels & Resorts utilized a technique called “daylight harvesting” to save energy and increase indoor lighting consistency by automatically adjusting the energy-efficient LED lighting based on the natural light detected coming into the room. Other hotels use pre-defined “scenes” such as opening the shades & turning on the lights as soon as the guestroom door is opened. Get the full story at Hotel Online