There are two major trends in Hotel AV that are taking over the conversation. The first major trend is High Definition. Projectors and screens are now expected to be HD. In the near future, all equipment we use at our hotel properties will be HD compatible. However, this evolution is being hindered by one very important, but often forgotten, obstacle: PowerPoint®. The dreaded PowerPoint presentation that we have all come to fear, loathe, and reluctantly embrace is holding everyone back.
The second major trend I am going to call “wireless.” Being able to walk into a room, open your tablet, connect via Wi-Fi and start your presentation is now a reality. Whether it’s an iPad or Android tablet, we can give speakers the ability to walk away from the podium while keeping all the information they need at their fingertips. Adding the proper devices to the hotel’s Wi-Fi infrastructure is easy and affordable, while giving the presenter a stress-free and flexible platform to work from.
I would like to close by discussing a topic I am often asked about. “How I can spruce up a typical meeting room?” As we all know, budgets for meetings are shrinking, but the demand for a new and memorable event is always present. My answer to dress up a meeting or conference room is always lighting. Lighting can add color, ambiance, and branding while being very inconspicuous.