A hotel’s success in the hospitality industry is measured by the quality and value of its guests’ experience, and that requires the hotel to deliver consistently flawless service and reliable comfort at a competitive rate. Managing energy consumption and associated costs — while improving environmental sustainability — are among the significant operational challenges. Not only are hotels operational 24/7/365, they are typically characterized by considerable load diversity over 24 hours.
In January, EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems (“EMCOR Services Mesa”) was part of a team that successfully met these challenges at the Hilton Los Angeles Universal City Hotel, which completed an overall building system upgrade undertaken and announced as “transformational” of the facility into a sustainable destination hotel. Located at 555 Universal Hollywood Dr., in Universal City, CA, the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is a block away from the entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood and minutes from Hollywood. The 23-story, 502,200-sq-ft hotel has approximately 500 guest rooms, and it includes a 16,000-sq-ft ballroom and 32,000 sq ft of meeting space.