The World Of Hospitality Issue 18 2016 - Page 5

industry news Nittan smoke detectors stop false alarms from e-cigarette vaping Nittan’s Evolution EV-DP Dual Wavelength Photoelectric smoke detectors have been installed in a Southampton pub and live music venue to prevent false alarms caused by vaping. With the rise of the e-cigarette, which can be smoked in public places such as bars and restaurants, a new, unexpected problem has arisen: false alarms from vaping. The issue of steam causing smoke alarms to false alarm is well documented. Generally speaking, the Infra Red scattered light technology currently used for commercial smoke detectors is unable to distinguish between larger size particles like steam or dust, that are major causes of false alarms, and particles generated by combustion (fire). E- cigarettes feature a cartridge containing nicotine in a solution of either propylene glycol or glycerine and water. When you suck on the device, a sensor detects the air flow and starts a Homewood Suites by Hilton Expands its Presence in the U.S. Capital Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All Suites portfolio, have announced its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Capitol Navy Yard. Offering 195 new suites, the hotel strengthens the brand’s growing presence in urban markets after reaching its 400th property milestone. “Over the past five years, our nation’s capital has seen a steady increase in both domestic and international tourism*, creating the ideal scenario to not only expand Homewood Suites’ footprint in urban markets, but also strengthen Hospitality Jobs Role: Head Chef Location: North Yorkshire Salary: depends on experience Company to Contact: WILLIAMS DEN Role: Business Change Manager - Premier Inn Location: Luton Salary: 55k - 70k Company to Contact: PREMIER INN process to heat the liquid inside the cartridge, so it evaporates to form water vapour. In an enclosed venue where there are a number of people vaping, this can have the same effect as steam on a smoke detector, leading to false alarms. With an estimated 2.8 million adults in Great Britain (6% of the adult population) currently using e cigarettes (up from only 700,000 in 2012) and the NHS backing them as an effective quitting aid, their use is likely to continue to increase. With this increase, false alarms caused from vaping is likely to become an issue for entertainment venues. Nittan Evolution EV-DP smoke detectors provide a cost-effective, simple solution. The Nittan Group has been at the forefront of the international fire protection industry since 1954 and has sales, R&D and manufacturing bases in four countries, including the UK. The company continuously innovates and strives for exceptional quality products that meet the highest of standards. its presence in Washington D.C.,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton. “The Homewood Suites flexible brand model drives its success in these areas while also delivering tremendous value and comfort to both business and leisure guests.” Developed by KCG 50 M LLC, an affiliate of Englewood LLC and CG Investments, designed by Cooper Carry and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Capitol-Navy Yard complements the city’s growing tourism which hit a record-breaking year in 2015.* Role: PR Manager Location: Greater Manchester Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 Company to Contact: BETTER PLACED RECRUITMENT Role: RESTAURANT MANAGER Location: BIGBURY - DEVON Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 PER ANNUM Company to Contact: THE OYSTER SHACK the World Of Hospitality 5 Trendsetting Technology at K West The forward-thinking and ultra modern K West Hotel & Spa is constantly updating its technological offerings to ensure it’s one of the most high-tech hotels in the Capital. To satisfy guests constantly developing digital demands, the hotel has introduced two new cutting-edge devices. Free Pocket Phones ‘Free’ is the optimum word where these fantastic devices are concerned. These Handy Phones provide guests with free local telephone calls, free unlimited mobile internet, as well as free access to a digital city guide – perfect for exploring London. Guests can also benefit from free IDD calls to France, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Australia and Hong Kong. Furthermore, the phones allow guests to stay connected to social media throughout their stay, allowing them to post updates and keep in contact with family and friends. In-Room Tablets In-Room Tablets act as a helpful directory as they contain concise information on the facilities within the hotel. With the press of a button, spa treatments can be requested; the dedicated spa team will then contact the guest to recommend the most suitable treatments – it couldn’t be simpler! In addition, guests can browse the internet, as well as order in-room dining directly from the comfort of their guest rooms. The tablets are also able to inform guests of special time-limited deals and send individual messages for a personalised stay. Techie Spaces As well as in-room devices, the hotel offers three meeting spaces of varying capacities, plus The Library, which all feature high-tech capabilities. For example, the Empire Room and Apollo Room both feature a state-of-the-art smart board which allows notes drawn on the board to be automatically saved down onto your phone or iPad as a PDF. K West Hotel & Spa’s fun and vibrant ambience is fused with ultimate relaxation in a prime location. Situated in one of London’s most on-trend districts, Shepherds Bush, the urban retreat is on the doorstep of Westfield shopping centre, one of the largest retail destinations in Europe with over 240 shops. 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