Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My favorite hotel design feature

of the most recent trip was one I've seen before in Europe but not yet in the U.S.: To enable the power in your room, you have to put your plastic card key in a slot right by the door. When you leave, you take your key, and out go the lights. It's a wonderfully simple way to reduce energy consumption, and it does so at no real cost to the user.

I wish all hotels here would adopt it.


Todd said...

Well I always get two keys, so that's where the extra would go.

Stupid Americans.

Anonymous said...

They had that "feature" in the Hilton in Melbourne at the Worldcon--I did not like always coming back to a cold room. Like Todd says....--Toni

Mark said...

Fair enough.


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