Whether your hotel is located on a remote tropical island, in the middle of a busy, bustling city, or nestled in the mountains, as a manager or owner, you've always got a full plate and a seemingly never ending list of chores, repairs and upkeep that need to get done in order to make sure that your guests are comfortable and carefree. On any given day, you've got a good percentage of your hundreds of rooms filled, crowded dinning rooms in your multiple restaurants at breakfast, lunch and dinner, a poolside packed with swimmers and sunbathers, leisurely lawn strollers traversing the grounds and fitness lovers pumping iron in the gym. It's an exhausting list to read, let alone manage, and perhaps, only a superhero with the ability to be in more one place at the same time would be able to take care of all the problems that can arise daily in a hotel without any help.
As the person in charge, you know that there's so much more that goes into the running of a successful hotel than the promise of clean sheets, free WiFi and continental breakfasts for guests. You've got to constantly be thinking about staff management, energy costs, grounds upkeep and guest relations and safety, is surely a modest list of things that are running through your mind on a daily basis. So it's not hard to imagine the instantaneous headache you'd get if your hotel's power went out or the refrigeration system of your biggest kitchen failed or your hot tub wouldn't heat.
Unfortunately, unforeseen disasters are something that people face in almost every industry, and not surprisingly, that includes the hospitality industry. The unprepared owner or manager will most likely spend more time reacting to problems, like the warm refrigerator or the cold hot tub, and troubleshooting complications that could have been easily avoided with the implementation of precautionary actions and aversion strategies. Critical maintenance and upkeep strategies should be no-brainer, standard practices for you and your staff, not back-up plans.
At this point in the series, you've probably come to realize how many of your hotel's amenities and attractions are dependent on the maintenance of ideal temperatures to function seamlessly and smoothly. But on top of everything else that you're dealing with, our guess is that monitoring the temperature of specific points in your hotel, hourly, is probably the last thing you have time for, and the task can seem daunting, if not impossible. And let's be honest. Hiring someone to manually monitor critical points at the hotel around the clock is an equally unrealistic, not to mention, a costly solution. But don't throw your hands in the air in defeat just yet. You're a smart manager and you'll be damned if there's not an equally smart solution out there for you and the critical points that need monitoring at your hotel.
Fortunately for you and your efforts to keep your hotel up and running and your guests happy, you don't have to look that far for a temperature monitoring solution that's affordable, easy-to-use and reliable. Imagine being able to save all the perishables in your kitchen's failed refrigerator because you received an alert before the food spoiled. You'd be saving yourself hundreds of dollars in product that would otherwise have to be tossed. Or think about being able to call in a spa repairman to fix the problem with your pool before you have to answer to all the angry guests who booked a room at your hotel because they wanted to spend a relaxing weekend poolside. The trouble, money, resources and headache you could save yourself with automatic, remote and continuous monitoring systems are well worth the investment.
At Temperature@lert we have a wide range of product offerings, such as WiFi, Cellular and ZPoint that are linked to the company's Sensor Cloud platform to provide you with a cost-effective solutions for your hotel, with minimum effort, whether it's a sprawling resort or a cozy inn. The Temperature@lert products and services can help to bring you peace of mind and you can rest a little easier knowing that you'll be alerted before a problem arises, not after. You want to be able to avert costly and avoidable disasters, not spend time cleaning them up. For more information about Temperature@lert's products and Sensor Cloud offerings, visit our website at http://www.temperaturealert.com/ or call us at 1-866-524-3540.
Kate Hofberg, Epicurean Essayist
Temperature@lert’s resident foodie from sunny Santa Barbara, Kate Hofberg, creates weekly blog posts, manages the content database, and assists with the marketing team's projects. Balancing a love for both the west and east coast, Hofberg studied at University of California Santa Barbara, where she received a Bachelors in Communications, and Boston University, where she is currently a Masters candidate in Journalism. Before coming to Temperature@lert, Hofberg trained in her foodie ways through consumption of extremely spicy, authentic Mexican food with her three brothers and managing a popular Santa Barbara beachside restaurant. Through her training and love of great food, she brings fresh methods of cooking up content. When Hofberg is not working on Temperature@lert marketing endeavors, she serves as a weekly opinion columnist for the Boston University independent student-run newspaper, The Daily Free Press. If time permits, Hofberg enjoys long walks, reading, playing with her cat, and eating pizza. Her ideal temperature is 115°F because she loves temperatures as hot and spicy as her food.