The elevator manufacturer Schindler has won a contract to service and modernize the vertical mobility solutions installed at all citizenM boutique hotels around the world. In addition, Schindler will in future supply escalators and elevators to all new hotels opened by the Dutch hotel chain.
As detailed in a press release issued by the Lucerne-based firm, the citizenM hotels in France, the UK and the Netherlands are already part of the Schindler portfolio, with further hotels in both Europe and the USA now set to follow. Harold Reniers, Chief Development Officer of citizenM hotels, explains in the press release that “citizenM is increasingly focusing on innovations and new possibilities for travelers, and our partnership with Schindler stems precisely from this”.
Schindler’s integrated solutions aim to ensure improved hygiene in elevators and to transform them into “powerful communication platforms” that enable contactless use, Schindler explains in the press release. Such innovations are key for partners such as citizenM. “While the world looks forward to restoring tourism and travel, Schindler and citizenM will collaborate to improve the hospitality industry, providing a better experience to guests”, comments Thomas Oetterli, CEO of Schindler, in the press release.