Cheap, Trendy CitizenM Hotel Does Home Automation Well, But Misses ...
The sexy factor was somewhat tempered by the fact that the red lights illuminated the toilet and shower pods. The ROOM CONTROLS tab also where you the alarm. If you travel, you know how difficult it is to set a freaking alarm with those stupid hotel ...
May 4, 2015
Special Report: A Weekend at the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm
Overtaking manoeuvres are performed effortlessly due to the 620Nm of low down grunt and the 7 speed gearbox ensures stress free and efficient long-distance travel. After a few hours As far as alarm clock tones go, ocean sounds rate pretty high in ...
April 24, 2015
Hotels help guests score a good night's sleep
Special lamps simulate the sunrise, gently prodding a guest awake without the blare of an alarm clock. Reddish-hued lights illuminate a midnight run to the bathroom without a bright jolt. Blackout shades allow a tired traveler to doze in total darkness ...
March 22, 2015
Hacking the biological clock
“You could build these timed light pulses into glasses or travel alarm clocks or the cabins of airplanes to prevent jet lag,” says Heller. By exposing someone to a series of flashes during a flight, for instance, Heller thinks he could shift their ...
February 23, 2015
The Apple Watch: Half Computer, Half Jewelry, Mostly Magical
When it wants your attention — an alarm, an incoming text or call — it actually taps you on the wrist. It's the wildest, strangest thing. It's subtle but unmissable, especially when accompanied by the silvery audible pings and chimes that designate ...
April 8, 2015
US and Iran reach nuclear deal. What's next?
Negotiators from the United States, Iran, and other leading international powers have reached an initial agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program. In exchange for a suspension of international sanctions, Tehran will dramatically scale back its ...
April 3, 2015
Carpenter dazzles with innovative touring organ at Sanders
The International Touring Organ that the firm built for Carpenter is a portable behemoth: a jumbo jet's control panel tucked into a sleek, black coffin, perched on a pedestal with footboard and bench, surrounded with a phalanx of illuminated ...
March 9, 2015
I stayed for the first time at a CitizenM hotel – the ultra-cool place to stay these days if you’re traveling on the cheap … and on your own (trust me, you really don’t want to share an M room). Besides the contemporary design and modern vibe, the hotel gives you an elegant little home automation system. CitizenM started in Amsterdam, which is where I stayed for one night at the Schipol airport … with my husband … which is a bad idea if one of the roommates ever plans to relieve themselves. It provided options for Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life.
Berlin can be a cold and dark city in wintertime, so what better way to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital than a weekend escape to the Ostsee. A road trip is the order of the day and the weapon of choice a 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 CDI Shooting Brake. practical, sporty and efficient, all whilst maintaining the “Mercedes” level of luxury the brand has become renowned for. We arrive at Berlin Mercedes-Welt early on a rather rare sunny winter morning. The heated multi-adjustable comfort seats of the CLS awaited us, welcoming the occupants to begin the journey in comfort and style. The bullet-riddled facades of un-renovated buildings and the stark remains of the Berlin Wall dotted throughout the city are a stark contrast to the modern high-rises and glimmering reflections of the monolithic glass constructions in Potsdamer... Its remarkable to experience modern day Berlin when, not so long ago it was a city on its knees, bombed to a state of non-recognition. Modern day Berlin is an energetic, exciting and culturally diverse capital.
So a growing number of hotel properties and brands are rolling out features to help business travelers and other guests get a better night's sleep, from special lighting and plush mattresses to aromatherapy and guided meditations. The hotel industry is "in the business of providing a safe and comfortable place for people to rest, so sleep should always be on the top of the agenda for operators,'' says Jan Freitag of STR, a hotel research firm. "Business travelers. Freitag says the better-rest trend kicked off with Westin Hotels and Resorts' luxe "Heavenly Bed,'' which debuted in 1999 and is in more than 200 hotels across the globe. Other sleep-related features and designs that have followed not only fit into a larger trend to make hotel stays a healthier experience, but also potentially give a hotel brand a way to stand out from the crowd. The Stay Well hotel program, available at the MGM Grand and Casino in Las Vegas, incorporates numerous sleep-nurturing features. Special lamps simulate the sunrise, gently prodding a guest awake without the blare of an alarm clock. Reddish-hued lights illuminate a midnight run to the bathroom without a bright jolt. Blackout shades allow a tired traveler to doze in total darkness.
Cheap, Trendy CitizenM Hotel Does Home Automation Well, But Misses Opportunity
The sexy factor was somewhat tempered by the fact that the red lights illuminated the toilet ... also where you the alarm. If you travel, you know how difficult it is to set a freaking alarm with those stupid hotel clocks. The CitizenM version lets you ...
May 4, 2015