Four key ways hotel smart rooms with in-room tablets can actually save your property money, while driving non-room revenue
When it comes to running a hotel, saving money is just as important as driving new revenue. One of the benefits of smart technology is that smart rooms equipped with in-room tablets can help your property do both of these things at once.
As hotel room technology continues to become more advanced, the adoption of smart-room tablets has become more widespread — and not just with luxury brands, but properties of all sizes have noticed the benefits of smart technology when it comes to saving money and increasing revenue.
Here are a few ways smart-room tablets can help your hotel save money immediately.
Eliminate Menu Printing Costs
One of the most common ways for a hotel to drive non-room revenue is through its in-room dining. However, long hold times and messy paper room service menus can be deterrents for guests. Deploying smart-room tablets bedside in each of your guest rooms allows your guests to review up-to-the-minute updated in-room dining menus digitally from wherever they are in their room without having to be tied down to the in-room phone. If an item sells out or if your chef decides to add a special menu item for the night, your staff can update the menu instantaneously without having to print out new copies — saving on paper and ink costs.
Save on Compendium Costs
Similar to in-room dining menus, hoteliers can also upload their property’s amenities, important information and latest offerings all directly to the smart-room tablet. Gone are the days of printing out updates and replacing used in-room compendium folders. Now, hoteliers can save that money by making all changes digitally.
Reduce Event Flyer Fees
Looking for a way to let guests know about an upcoming onsite yoga event or wine tasting night at your property? Similar to saving on compendium costs, a smart-room tablet can also showcase all of the information a front desk pamphlet normally would directly on its home screen. This makes browsing the most up-to-date onsite event information a seamless experience for guests, while cutting down on printing and paper costs.
Smart rooms also help hotels save on staffing costs, which can be especially helpful during a staffing crunch. Instead of needing to assign a team member to answer room service phone calls and physically take down orders, smart-room tablets allow guests to order digitally via the bedside tablet and track their order just like they would on their favorite food delivery app. With smart room ordering, a guest’s dining ticket is sent directly to the kitchen for the staff to start prepping. Additionally, guests can place requests for extra towels or additional pillows directly from the smart-room tablet. Front desk staff no longer need to field these calls, allowing them to focus on more pressing tasks.
Whether it’s saving on physical costs or reducing staffing costs, smart rooms help hoteliers save money. Want to learn more about hotel room technology and how smart-room tablets can help your property conserve its resources? Request a demo today.