Working with hotels in Austin and across the United States is a big part of what we do here at Custom Tint Solutions. As any hotel owner, manager understands–comfort in hotels is king–second only to spectacular views. Hotels typically have a lot of windows so it is common for hotel establishments to find themselves battling glare that obscures views. This is why glare reducing window film is a fantastic idea for any hotel looking for better guest comfort and ambiance. Recently we worked on a challenging but highly rewarding project on a Colorado hotel. This hotel, with towering windows, was plagued by solar heat gain and glare through windows. Our goal, therefore, was to reduce intense glare for their establishment and provide other critical benefits.

The Challenge: Reducing Glare On Hotel Windows–Maintaining Views

An immense Marriott hotel event center in Colorado had some of the most stunning windows we’ve ever worked on. These towering, peaked beauties allowed for a nearly 180-degree view of the Rocky Mountains. However, the glare and heat through them were unbearable during some of the best times of the day. Leaving these prime areas around the striking windows empty. The hotel management realized guests were avoiding this space because of the excessive heat and glare radiating through the windows. Since this area was so beautiful and specifically created to enhance guest experience–the hotel knew something needed to be done to curb the glare

The Solar Film Solution To Hotel Window Glare

When we first visited the Marriott hotel, it was initially to install frosted decorative window film on their tasting rooms. On the way to this job, an engineer walked us by the gorgeous towering windows. He mentioned the issues and the current plan to reduce glare was with roller shade installation. This solution, he said, was not only expensive (possibly requiring a designated employee to open and close the shades) but blocked the gorgeous mountain and city views. We asked management to consider solar window film as a solution instead. They allowed us to install samples of some of our top glare-reducing films. The difference was convincing and they realized tinting the windows was the best solution. After some trial and error, the film they chose was Llumar DRN-35. This film blocks glare, solar heat gain and still has great clarity to preserve views. This type of film also protects fine upholstery, carpets, and floors from fading and damage. So the benefits extended beyond just improving guest experience into savings on energy.

Austin Commercial Window Tinting For Glare Control Films In Austin

The hotel is now extremely pleased with the results. It is the perfect solution and one we use all the time for hotels here at Custom Tint Solutions. If you have an Austin hotel that is plagued by glare and excess heat through windows, reach out to us today and allow us to consult with you on a custom solution to fit your specific needs.

Mike Kinsey, Author at Custom Tint Solutions

Mike Kinsey uses his knowledge of window film products and industry innovations to help customers find simple, versatile solutions for meeting their architectural goals. As the Operations Manager for Custom Tint Solutions, he is the head of sales, customer relations, and product education and also personally oversees all window film installs from start to finish. His fifteen years of experience combined with his background in construction and project management sets him apart as an expert in his field. Mike's qualifications are extensive and are backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.