Rotana Hotel Case Study – Abu Dhabi


The prestigious Rotana Hotel Abu Dhabi, known for its top-notch hospitality, encountered a substantial obstacle linked to elevated utility expenses, notably within their commercial kitchens. To tackle this challenge, the hotel opted to implement Intelli-Hood’s Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV) system. With Intelli-Hood regulating the kitchen’s fan speeds based on cooking demand, Rotana Hotel aimed for greater energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Before adopting Intelli-Hood’s DCKV controls, Rotana Hotel Abu Dhabi grappled with a substantial burden of utility costs, amounting to a staggering $100,153 annually within their commercial kitchens. This financial strain prompted the hotel to seek a sustainable and cost-effective solution. Consequently, the hotel made the strategic decision to invest in Intelli-Hood’s DCKV system, renowned for its ability to optimize kitchen ventilation and curtail energy consumption along with operational expenses.

The implementation of the Intelli-Hood DCKV system was flawlessly executed across all commercial kitchens in the hotel, prioritizing a seamless integration process with minimal disruption to the hotel’s daily operations.


The deployment of Intelli-Hood at Rotana Hotel Abu Dhabi showcased notable results. The hotel realized substantial annual utility cost savings of $43,665 post-installation, dropping from $100,153 to $56,488 (Figure A), signaling a significant reduction in operational expenses. Achieving an ROI of 1.7 years emphasized the economic feasibility of the Intelli-Hood DCKV system, showcasing substantial cost savings and operational advantages from the investment.

This installation resulted in a remarkable 44% decrease in operational expenses, positively impacting the hotel’s financial sustainability and profitability. The enhanced energy efficiency of Intelli-Hood contributed to substantial CO2 savings, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 1,002,228 lbs. annually. These savings align not only with the hotel’s sustainability objectives but also underscore its commitment to environmental responsibility.

The optimization of the average fan speed in the hotel’s kitchens reached an optimal rate of 75% (as indicated in the graph below), strategically aligning ventilation with the pace of cooking activities. This deliberate synchronization significantly bolstered the hotel’s energy efficiency, fostering a more environmentally responsible operational approach.


The successful integration of Intelli-Hood’s DCKV system at Rotana Hotel Abu Dhabi stands as a testament to its effectiveness, showcasing substantial utility cost savings, an impressive return on investment, reduced operational expenses, and noteworthy reductions in CO2 emissions. This implementation underscores its multifaceted impact on enhancing financial efficiency, operational sustainability, and environmental responsibility at the hotel.


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