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4 Ways Covid-19 Could Change Hotel Design & Operations

Amerail System

Thursday May 28th, 2020

With a quarantine in place due to Covid-19, the hotel industry has faced one of its biggest challenges in history. Over the past few months, hotels have had to plan for what comes after while simultaneously adapting to the new norm of social distancing measures. Many hotels & brands have found creative solutions to their problems during this time and have also been a vital resource to those in need even though the industry is in need itself.


Now as states begin to loosen regulations and we approach a time where travel restrictions begin to lift, what areas of the industry will change as guests return to hotels? And what changes should hotels & brands start taking into consideration now to be best prepared for when travel picks back up? 


One thing is for sure & that is that there will be new standards for hotels to reach, if not by brand standard or PIP then surely by the traveler’s expectations.


Resources for Hospitality Workers & How you can Help Them During Covid-19

Amerail Systems

Tuesday Apr 14th, 2020


With a quarantine in place due to Covid-19 many hotels have had to make the difficult decision to furlough or lay-off their employees and operate with a skeleton staff to keep their doors open.


Because of this, many organizations have started funds for those workers in hospitality who are facing hardships during this time.


We’ve compiled a list of some relief resources for those in the hospitality industry that have been affected by the pandemic below.


5 Reasons to Renovate

Amerail Systems

Monday Mar 9th, 2020

If you’ve been contemplating renovating your property we’re here to give you the extra nudge you’ve been waiting for.

Check out our 5 reasons to renovate here!


A Decade of Hotel Design & Looking Forward into 2020

Amerail Systems

Wednesday Dec 18th, 2019

2019 is coming to an end and along with it a decades worth of hotel design trends. No longer will you see branded hotels with busy parapets (rooflines) or muted neutral EIFS shades. Gone are the days of elaborate porte cocheres and smooth exterior faces. In the new decade we welcome in a completely new look for hotel brands. Instead of your typical changes in EIFS & roof colors or additions to the parapets, we look forward to seeing more modernized exteriors that incorporate *biophilic design and more.


2020 Colors of the Year

Amerail Systems

Monday Dec 9th, 2019


Pantone released their 2020 color of the year (COTY) last week on December 4th 2019. Pantone's color: Classic Blue 19-4052 (pictured above) was one of our favorites here at Amerail Systems because of the resemblance to our very own blue. 


Our exclusive paint provider here at Amerail for hotel renovation projects (Sherwin Williams) revealed their color of the year in late September. Another blue: Naval SW 6244 (pictured below) was released September 23rd, 2019.


Aside from Pantones & Sherwin Williams COTY reveals there were 15 other colors of the year released from popular paint companies (this includes not 1 but 12 from Valspar).


Read on to check them all out!



Why Switch to Energy Efficient Windows

Amerail Systems

Monday Dec 2nd, 2019

As the temperature decreases outside and the heat in your guest rooms gets increased, bills may rise as well. If the windows in your hotel are not yet energy efficient you may be missing out on potential savings. 


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Promoting Your Hotel Renovation On Social Media

Amerail Systems

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 2019

A new renovation is a great opportunity to promote your hotel to get a higher ROI

Maintaining guest satisfaction can be tricky if you choose to stay open during a hotel renovation & promoting your renovation can be even trickier. Here we will outline the best way to get guests excited for the renovation, keep them happy during the renovation and promote the finished renovations utilizing social media.

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Tips on Keeping Your Hotel Open During a PIP or Remodel

Amerail Systems

Tuesday Oct 15th, 2019

Keep reading for Q&A on the topic that will help you with your next renovation.

Whether your remodel/renovation is because of a PIP, flag change, disaster repair or brand repositioning being prepared for everything is essential for hotel owners that plan to keep their properties open during renovations. Throughout this article we will outline the possible issues & how to navigate them.

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Design-Build vs. Bid & Build

Amerail Systems

Thursday Oct 10th, 2019

Save money, save time, save effort by knowing what method is best for you.

When it comes time to renovate your hotel to meet PIP expectations you want to make sure you’re choosing the right design/construction method to do so. 

The two most popular construction methods right now include Design Build and Design Bid Build. To choose which method is best for you we need to examine the details of each.