Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Case Study


Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, known for its world-class hospitality and renowned Deli Bakery, sought to enhance operational efficiency and reduce utility costs by upgrading its kitchen facilities. The Deli Bakery kitchen faced high utility expenses, totaling $5,239 annually, due to inefficient ventilation and exhaust systems.

To address these challenges, Emirates Palace installed Intelli-Hood’s Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV) system. This advanced technology modulates fan speeds based on real-time cooking demands, increasing speed when necessary and decreasing it when demand is low, thereby reducing energy waste and improving efficiency.


The installation of Intelli-Hood® at Emirates Palace brought about significant improvements in various operational areas. Utility expenses for the Deli Bakery decreased drastically from $5,239 to $1,685 annually, resulting in a substantial saving of $3,554. Additionally, operating costs were reduced by 68%, demonstrating the efficiency gains from the intelligent control system.

The Intelli-Hood system optimized the average fan speed at 42%, effectively modulating ventilation based on kitchen demands and reducing energy waste. Furthermore, the implementation led to an impressive annual reduction of 61,308 lbs of CO2 emissions, highlighting the system’s sustainability benefits.


Emirates Palace’s Deli Bakery significantly reduced high utility expenses and improved operational efficiency by implementing Intelli-Hood’s DCKV control system. This upgrade led to substantial cost savings and demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability by markedly reducing CO2 emissions. The successful integration of this advanced technology highlights Emirates Palace’s dedication to operational excellence and environmental responsibility within their culinary facilities.


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