New Marriott Hotel offers Geneva visitors cutting-edge design and comfort

New Marriott Hotel offers Geneva visitors cutting-edge design and comfort

The international Marriott Hotel chain recently opened the doors of its new hotel in the thriving Swiss city of Geneva. With 263 rooms over 11 floors, Geneva Marriott is one of the largest hotels in French-speaking Switzerland with comfort and effortless modern convenience central to its design

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Serving a growing modern city

As the second largest city in Switzerland, with a growing population and economy, there was a need for an elegant and future-forward hotel in the Lake Geneva region. Located on the Route de Meyrin, one of the main gateways into Geneva boasting views of Mont Blanc and just minutes from the city’s airport, the Geneva Marriott opened this summer providing exactly that.

Central to the effortless modern comfort the hotel provides is the intelligent building control of ABB’s KNX solutions. In this innovative system, all devices communicate with one another via a single bus cable meaning all electrical functions are connected with one another and are easier to manage and control, resulting in increased flexibility, security, economic efficiency and convenience.

The operational flexibility of an ABB i-bus® KNX electrical installation allows the hotel environment to be easily adapted to resident needs and includes components ranging from lighting and shutter control to heating, ventilation, security, energy management, and much more.

Ambient lighting scenarios in universally accessible areas of the hotel, controlled by ABB's KNX solution.
Ambient lighting scenarios in universally accessible areas of the hotel, controlled by ABB's KNX solution.
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Elegantly designed smart switches and sockets

Some 1,500 switches and 4,500 sockets from ABB's Sidus line with their anthracite design complement the refined ambience of the spacious hotel.

All switches and sockets are anthracite in color, enhancing the modern feel of the hotel
All switches and sockets are anthracite in color, enhancing the modern feel of the hotel
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Gone are the days of losing or replacing the ‘Do not disturb’ door hanger with guests choosing not to be disturbed at the touch of a button.

1,500 lights controlled by KNX

The hotel has several conference and seminar rooms totaling over 1,000 square meters and a large ballroom accommodating up to 400 people.

In the conference and seminar rooms, as well as at the entrance and in the corridors, lighting and shading are controlled by KNX solutions from ABB, via blinds. They can be used to create evocative lighting scenarios. In total, some 1,500 luminaires can be controlled, including via five in-room touch screens.

One of the ABB i-bus® KNX touch screens for lighting control.
One of the ABB i-bus® KNX touch screens for lighting control.
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The lighting can be centrally controlled, dimmed or switched off at the touch of a button when the room isn’t occupied. Through the installation of a KNX system energy consumption reduction of up to 40% can be achieved on lighting and room heating control1.

  • KNX installation devices from ABB at the Geneva Marriott Hotel.
  • KNX installation devices from ABB at the Geneva Marriott Hotel.

Proven partnerships

The long-established Geneva-based company, Egg-Telsa SA, carried out the hotel’s electrical installation choosing ABB solutions for their reliability and high availability, as well as for the proven and trusted collaboration with ABB Electrification's sales and support teams in Switzerland.

The Geneva Marriott Hotel was designed by the interior design firm Living Design based in Stockholm, Sweden, which has been collaborating with ABB for many years and has specified ABB products for approx. 650 planned Marriott Hotels in 2019.

The KNX solution, with its automation and flexibility of application makes hotels around the world smarter, more efficient and seamlessly modern – supporting superior comfort and guest service. More information on the ABB i-bus® KNX can be found here.

1 “Energy saving potential using modern electrical installations”, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Becker, 2008

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