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Is My Hotel A High-Rise?

Is My Hotel A High-Rise?

High-Rise Possibilities As land costs continue to rise, hotel developers are looking for new ways to maximize density on new projects. One way to increase guest capacity is to add stories to the hotel. Zoning restrictions limit the height potential on some projects; however, others…

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Does My Hotel Need a Generator?

Does My Hotel Need a Generator?

Does My Hotel Need a Generator? Hospitality leaders must prioritize the safety and comfort of their guests!  One important consideration is your provision of an uninterrupted power supply. Guests expect hotel power will be functioning, regardless of natural disasters or other unforeseen electrical malfunctions. During unanticipated…

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Why You Need a Guestroom Master Switch!

Why You Need a Guestroom Master Switch!

Why You Need a Guestroom Master Switch Forty-four states require hotel guestroom master switches of some type. The code requirements behind master switches can be confusing as there are varying requirements by state. Additionally, this area of the code constantly changes to meet new energy…

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3D Fly-Thrus Bring Your Hotel Designs to Life!

3D Fly-Thrus Bring Your Hotel Designs to Life!

3D Fly-Thrus Bring Your Hotel Designs to Life! A 3D fly-thru animation is a virtual video tour of your hotel design. These animations bring your project to life by showing the final product while still under design. Our clients use fly-thrus to enhance the design…

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We Are Hiring Hotel Architects!

We Are Hiring Hotel Architects!

We Are Hiring Hotel Architects! As one of the fastest growing and innovative AE firms in the US, Base4 is expanding our team. We are seeking cutting edge Architectural Project Managers experienced in working with clients to turn their architectural needs into reality, overseeing every…

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Hotel Energy Management Systems – How Much Do They Cost?

Hotel Energy Management Systems – How Much Do They Cost?

Hotel Energy Management Systems Part 3: How Much Do They Cost? Energy is the second largest hotel expense! Only staffing costs you more than your energy expenses. As I’ve discussed in my last two newsletters on this topic, reducing energy through an EMS is a…

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Announcing Base4 Interior Design!

Announcing Base4 Interior Design!

Announcing Base4 Interior Design!  Base4 proudly introduces our Interior Design Department! Earlier this year, we launched our in-house and US-based Interior Design Department- Base4 Interiors- with a team of skilled, experienced and innovative designers. With the addition of Base4 Interiors, our firm now offers full-service…

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Hotel EMS – Conserve Energy Without Sacrificing Guest Comfort!

Hotel EMS – Conserve Energy Without Sacrificing Guest Comfort!

Hotel Energy Management Systems Part2: Conserve Energy Without Sacrificing Comfort! In my last newsletter, I discussed Energy Management Systems (EMS) as an option to reduce energy waste in your hotel. One of the most common concerns about an EMS is that they shut off while…

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Hotel Energy Management Systems – Saving Hoteliers On Operating Costs

Hotel Energy Management Systems – Saving Hoteliers On Operating Costs

Hotel Energy Management Systems – The Basics A typical hotel room can be unoccupied nearly 70% of the time! In addition, hotel guests are much less concerned about saving energy in your hotel than at their home. Therefore, many hoteliers pay to heat, cool, light,…

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Electric MRL vs Hydraulic Elevators: What is Right for your Hotel?

Electric MRL vs Hydraulic Elevators: What is Right for your Hotel?

Electric MRL vs Hydraulic Elevators: What is Right for your Hotel? In my last newsletter I answered some of the most common questions we receive regarding hotel elevators. Today I’ll discuss the two most popular types of elevators in low-rise hotels, Electric Machine Room Less…

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