Building a five-star hotel within budget, on a tight timeline, and with aggressive sustainability targets is a daunting assignment for any organization. Achieving all three goals was especially challenging for Le Méridien Goa, Calangute* due to their diverse clientele. Catering to both business travelers and tourists who have high expectations and require a breadth of amenities, the hotel needed to ensure every guest experience is flawless.
In order to contain costs, meet deadlines, and achieve sustainability goals Harsha Devraj, Hospitality Head at Models Leisure Venture, recognized the solution was to select a single-source provider of hotel infrastructure technology. After reviewing the best options for the hotel’s needs, the business chose Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Hotels. Schneider’s IoT hotel solutions were a perfect fit for Le Méridien for four key reasons:
1. Centralized Monitoring and Control: Schneider’s open, IoT-enabled solutions gave the hotel the ability to deploy automation everywhere, and to constantly monitor and control systems, helping them improve operations and lower energy costs.
2. Project Acceleration: Using a single-source provider reduces the time it takes to integrate electrical, mechanical, and building management systems. While most hotel projects in India take approximately 36-48 months, Le Méridien was completed in 30.
3. Simplicity: Rather than coordinating with multiple technology venders and points of contact, Le Méridien Goa, Calangute had the Schneider team as a single point of contact for all engineering and IT needs.
4. Hotel Industry Knowledge: Schneider Electric’s deep understanding of hotel infrastructures allows them to optimize for the unique challenges of any environment. Schneider’s plug-and play, IoT hotel solutions allowed the hotel to optimize its management of water, electricity, and other resources to meet sustainability goals.
Thanks to Schneider’s state-of-the-art technology and expert guidance, all the hotel needed to do was find a partner to implement the design. Luckily for them, they didn’t have to look very far. Le Méridien selected MPower Solutions, one of Schneider’s EcoXpert Partners, to implement their hotel plans. Trained and certified in building management systems, light controls, and room controls, MPower helped the hotel open on time, stay within budget, and achieve its lofty sustainability goals.