As websites like Airbnb and HomeAway continue to become more and more popular the hotel industry is becoming increasingly competitive. Part of this demand is driven by a desire to stay in cool places that are unique. Adapting your hotel to these changing industry demands may seem expensive and challenging, but there’s no need to completely remodel your hotel rooms to modernize them. There are lots of ways to add a wow factor to hotel rooms without major changes to the existing design. One way to do this is to incorporate smart glass technology into your hotel room design.
Smart glass and film go from clear to frosted when powered on and off, like magic. This effect is made possible by tiny PDLC crystals that align with the application of electrical current, making the glass transparent. These crystals scatter the light in the absence of electricity, making the glass appear to be opaque. Smart glass contains this PDLC film sandwiched between two pieces of laminated and tempered glass and is installed just like regular glass. Smart film can be applied to any glass surface to transform it into switchable glass, making it the perfect retrofit option. Switchable film can be installed with minimal disruption to normal business.
In the case of hotels, there are lots of ways privacy glass can be used to make hotel rooms more modern, futuristic and cutting edge:
Hotel rooms aren’t always spacious, and even when they are there are ways to make them look even bigger. Switchable glass partitions are a popular option between the bedroom and bathroom in hotel rooms. This makes hotel rooms look much larger and gives guests the option to switch the glass to private as needed.
In addition to creating the illusion of a larger room, the glass allows natural light from windows to travel deeper into the space and can decrease the need for artificial light.
Another way to make hotel bathrooms seem bigger is to use smart glass for shower enclosures . Smart glass can be used in moisture prone areas so long as it is sealed with a non acidic silicone gel.
Switchable glass and film can be used on operable glass surfaces such as doors, retractable glass walls and windows that open and close. Switchable glass doors are a popular choice for sliding doors that lead to hotel room balconies and patios.
Switchable glass doors are also ideal for separating adjoining rooms in family suites. This gives parents traveling with small children the option to switch the glass to clear to monitor activities in the adjoining room or switch the glass to frosted for privacy.
Curtains and blinds can be challenging to clean as they collect dust and germs. They also tend to go out of fashion every 5 years or so. While bedding can easily be updated, traditional window treatments can be quite costly to replace and install. That’s why smart glass is a smart investment for hotel rooms because it gives windows a modern and minimalistic look that will never go out of style.
Switchable glass and film are also easy to clean and maintain. Smart glass is cleaned just like regular glass and will never be stained or damaged by guests. Smart film is simply wiped with a soft cloth and alcohol.
In addition to providing privacy on demand, smart glass includes soundproofing properties at no additional cost. Normally, noise reduction glass costs at least $100 per square foot! This is because each piece of smart glass contains the film sandwiched between two pieces of laminated and tempered glass, giving it great sound reduction abilities. This is great for hotels that can be noisy, especially in urban settings or where there are lots of neighbouring balconies. Ensuring guests get a good nights rest is a sure way to boost hotel ratings and reviews.
The applications of smart glass extend far beyond hotel rooms. Privacy glass and film can be used in hotel amenities such as gyms, spas and workspaces to fully showcase facilities without any compromise on privacy. Incorporating smart glass into your hotel’s design enables you to create versatile and engaging common areas that can adapt to different needs throughout the day.
With over a decade of experience delivering smart glass solutions, Smart Privacy Glass has dealt with all kinds of installation scenarios. We can even embed switchable logos or artistic designs into the glass. Interested in installing smart glass or film in many rooms? We offer bulk discounts for large orders.
If you have an application for our innovative solutions we would love to hear from you. Give us a call at 1-855-334-4777 or fill out our contact form to get started.