Hotels Views Have Been Avoided with Window Film?
August 31, 2009
When nearly all-glass hotel, the Standard, opened in New York earlier
this year, it was lauded for its impressive views and openness,
due to those floor-to-ceiling windows. However, passersby on the
streets and in the newly opened High Line park below have been treated
to some views of their own, according to a recent NBC Nightly News
report. According to the report, some of the hotels guests
have been prone to exhibitionist activities due to the lure of those
vast, clear windows. (CLICK
HERE to watch the video report.)
The hotel responded to questions from NBC Nightly News with the
statement that it will remind guests of the transparency of
the guest room windows. While that may seem to be over-stating
the obvious, the hotel wouldnt necessarily have to offer that
reminder if a mirrored silver window film were used to reduce the
views from the outside, according to Pat Trahan, owner of Sunlyte
Films in Bay City, Mich.
It just seems to be an ideal opportunity for some kind of
promotional thing for window film, Trahan says. Theres
all this talk of energy savings and options, and Im just not
seeing window film promoted on the national level like it should
beand this seems to be an opportunity.
Trahan advises New York-area tinters to consider contacting the
building owners to inform them about how window film can improve
the buildings energy efficiencyand perhaps contact city
officials to offer advice on the products available that can allow
hotel guests a view while protecting the local parks visitors
from unsightly, albeit memorable, views.
If I was anywhere near New York City Id go and offer
to install it myself, Trahan says.
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