abb-smart-roomABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to implement Room Master solution in the 447-room Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh. The hotel, which is set to be completed in 2011, will be the first in Riyadh to deploy an intelligent room control system from ABB.

ABB’s Room Master – the central device for the entire electrical installation within the hotel room – will allow guests to control all the application inside their hotel room, including lighting, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, as well as room access and shading.

Implemented by ABB partner Nassli, the ABB Room Master solution will be seamlessly integrated into the Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh’s electricity network via the tried and tested KNX bus technology to allow for the addition of further guest services.

“By implementing ABB’s smart room management system the Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh is not only reducing its power consumption by a double-digit percentage but it is also offering guests a unique service. Mövenpick guests will be able to enjoy one room control for all of their needs,” explained Ali Nazzal, Senior Sales & Operation Manager, Smart Home and Intelligent Building Controls, ABB Saudi Arabia.

Once completed, the first Mövenpick Hotel to be built and operated in Riyadh will be the largest hotel in the capital with 447 rooms and suites. Situated on King Fahad Road only two kilometers from the city center, the hotel will focus on attracting business travelers looking for upscale accommodation.