Hospitality is always flag or brand specific, and each flag or brand has their own distinctive requirements for mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering depending on facility type and the necessary amenities. Often, lower flag requirements are cost-driven because of the competitive nature of the environment, so a facility must be designed that meets the budget in a competitive way and meets the requirements of the particular brand or flag. RTM’s engineering teams develop designs to optimize systems while upholding brand standards.
Many of the hotels that RTM sees today fall into two categories: a green space hotel that you’d see near an airport, or a historical hotel in a downtown area with unique retrofitting needs and requirements. The hospitality sector, in particular, has been focusing more on restoring existing historical buildings, presenting a unique set of challenges. For example, buildings designed before the proliferation of central air often don’t have soffits or walls built for running ductwork, forcing RTM engineers to get creative with modern solutions for aging spaces. RTM prides itself on partnering with clients to ensure that a restoration is done correctly and is up-to-date with the latest technology, while still maintaining the building’s vintage integrity.