• Elevators
    • Passenger elevators
      • Schindler 3000

        Our flexible passenger elevator solution that matches form with function. The perfect all-around passenger elevator for many different building types and uses.

      • Schindler 5000

        The Schindler 5000 passenger elevator integrates the latest technologies to deliver faster handling times for larger passenger volumes with optimum ride quality.

      • Schindler 7000

        Meet the Schindler 7000, our passenger elevator for high-rise buildings that exceeds the demanding specifications for tall structures.

    • Freight & other elevators
      • Overview

        We provide appropriate solution for freight, goods & special requirements with various types of bed, glass, panoramic & service elevator.

      • Schindler 2600

        Discover the Schindler 2600 freight elevator for warehouses, shopping centers or industrial facilities. It makes lifting heavy loads a lightweight task.

    • Modernization
      • Overview

        Our modernization solutions are expertly designed to improve your elevator's reliability, safety, performance, and energy efficiency.

      • Schindler 6300

        Easy to plan, fast to install. The Schindler 6300 is the out-of-the-box elevator modernization replacement for residential and commercial buildings.

    • Destination control
      • PORT elevator

        PORT Technology provides passengers with the lowest possible times to their destinations with the best possible comfort.

    • Building Transit Solutions
      • Overview

        An innovative solution also known as the Building Transit Integrator (BuilT-In) that streamlines operation and infomration flows across multiple appliations, from facial recognition to security access system and robot services

      • BuilT-In Facial Recognition

        By integrating Schindler Transit Management System with facial recognition, BuilT-In brings about a whole new level of convenience.

      • BuilT-In QR

        BuilT-In QR PORT Access is a proprietary Schindler solution that includes the ‘BuilT-In QR’ mobile app, PORT terminals, QR readers and BuilT-In Visitor Management System.

      • BuilT-In Robot Service Connection

        With BuilT-In integration robots can easily navigate busy building environments, place elevator calls to their destination floors, and request elevator status information.

      • BuilT-In Landing Destination Indicator

        Advertisements and infotainments are slowly slotting in every corner of the building, no matter on a TV, touch-screen device, elevator door etc.

      • BuilT-In API

        The agile, powerful API enables building management to effectively analyse data and handle daily operations, from biometric access control to robotics applications and real-time passenger tracking.

    • Digital Media Services
      • Overview

        Our digital media services make it possible to turn your elevators into communication platforms. New possibilities to advertise!

      • Schindler Ahead MediaScreen

        This in-car media solution for elevators provides relevant information to your passengers in real-time, with minimal effort and maximum attention.

      • Schindler Ahead DoorShow

        Our Schindler Ahead DoorShow keeps passengers entertained & informed while they're waiting for their elevator.

      • Schindler Ahead SmartMirror

        Our new in-elevator multimedia experience will change the way passengers enjoy their elevator ride.

      • Schindler Ahead AdScreen

        We created the Schindler Ahead AdScreen to maximize your advertising effect with every elevator trip.

    • CleanMobility
      • Overview

        Explore our solutions that help keep elevators sanitary and safe.

      • ElevateMe

        Our new Schindler ElevateMe mobile application gives elevator passengers the control to interact with elevators using their smartphones.

      • CleanCall

        Our Schindler CleanCall lets passengers select their destination with a simple wave of the hand.

      • CleanCover

        Schindler CleanCover is an antibacterial protective film that covers elevator cabin surfaces that are often touched by passengers, such as the buttons, panels, and walls.

      • PORT Technology & myPORT

        Visitors navigate their way through buildings equipped with Schindler PORT and myPORT using only their phone or personal access card.

      • UV CleanAir

        With Schindler UV CleanAir, the air in elevator cabins is sanitized and cycled more frequently and efficiently.

      • UV CleanCar

        Our Schindler UV CleanCar uses UV-C ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and viruses in elevators reducing the risk transmission between passengers.

      • CleanSpace

        With Schindler CleanSpace, you can adjust the maximum load capacity in elevators to keep cars from becoming overcrowded.

  • Escalators & Moving walks
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300

        Enhanced safety features, energy efficiency, and space savings, the Schindler 9300 escalator defines state-of-the-art for moving people in commercial & public spaces.

      • Schindler 9700

        The Schindler 9700 escalator is the ideal mobility solution for large public spaces with high-traffic demands, like airports and train stations.

    • Moving walks
      • Schindler 9500AE inclined

        Developed with shopping malls in mind, the Schindler 9500AE inclined moving walk provides quiet and comfortable transportation from floor to floor.

      • Schindler 9500 horizontal

        Explore the Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk, the ideal solution for public transportation.

    • Modernization
      • Overview

        Our professional and highly experienced technicians can modernize your escalators and moving walks from simply installing updated components to performing a full replacement.

      • Full replacement

        Upgrade your property by replacing your older equipment with new, cutting-edge Schindler 9300 or Schindler 9700 escalators or with Schindler 9500 moving walks.

      • InTruss

        The existing escalator/moving walk is extracted, keeping its truss in place. A new Schindler escalator or moving walk is assembled inside the existing truss.

      • Modernization kits

        Schindler offers modernization solutions in all areas: safety, energy consumption, and appearance, all designed to bring your escalators and moving walks up-to-date, quickly and easily.

    • Digital Media Services
      • Overview

        Utilizing the captive audience and dwell time, Schindler Digital Media Services will enhance the passengers experience with value adding content, information and entertainment.

      • Schindler Ahead AdSpot

        The urbanization of our world means we are traveling up and down a lot more frequently than ever before. So it is no surprise that our media is also going vertical.

    • CleanMobility
      • Overview

        At Schindler, we’re continuously developing solutions to help keep escalators and moving walks sanitary and safe.

      • Ultra UV & UV Pro

        Schindler Ultra UV and Ultra UV Pro help to keep handrails clean and reduce bacteria and viruses with an innovative and effective UV-C light system.

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    • Who we are
      • People

        Learn about the people, traditions, and values that motivate us to tackle the urban mobility challenges of the 21st century.

      • Inclusion and diversity

        By building inclusive and diverse teams, Schindler is laying the foundation for creativity, innovation, and effective decision-making.

      • Society

        Help us transform the world. We’re looking for driven professionals ready to solve society’s most pressing urban mobility challenges.

      • Our values

        Our values are the foundation of everything we do, and allow us to remain a leading global player in the elevator and escalator industry.

      • Facts and figures

        Discover the facts behind what makes Schindler a great company to work for.

    • Why Schindler
      • Compensation and benefits

        Discover more about Schindler employee compensation packages and benefits – competitive salaries are just the start!

      • Work-life balance

        Finding the right balance between work and life can be tough. We make it easier through flexible modern policies designed to meet diverse needs.

      • Training

        The key to maintaining Schindler’s proud legacy is by making sure that all our people – at every level – remain trained and ready.

      • International careers

        International assignments are a key part of how we develop our people. Grow your career internationally with Schindler.

      • Career development program

        Discover how we take our most talented young professionals on an international and multidisciplinary 6-year journey to help their careers flourish.

    • Who we look for
      • Experienced professionals

        Whether you’re a lift technician or an engineer, we need people with experience and skill. Seasoned professionals make our elevator service company great!

      • Students and graduates

        Explore the extensive possibilities for students and recent graduates at Schindler.

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Hotel elevator design and modernization – completing the guest experience

Top tips to make sure the elevators do your hotel justice. In today’s digital world, every guest is a potential critic. Depending on their experience, they might praise or slam your hotel on social media and booking sites. So, it’s more important than ever to make sure they have a wonderful time during their stay.


When you walk into a Four Seasons hotel or Movenpick hotel, everything about the design - from the lighting to the furniture - screams luxury. You know you’re about to be pampered. Step into a 25Hours hotel, on the other hand, and you immediately notice the youthful, trendy aesthetic.

If you want your hotel to stand out from the one down the street, your design choices must communicate a clear message to guests. The most successful hotel brands have refined this message so well that you know the minute you enter the lobby what kind of experience you can expect.

Now, imagine your guest gliding through your beautifully designed lobby, calling the elevator and stepping inside only to be greeted by a plain box. Or worse, a shabby elevator that hasn’t been updated in 20 or 30 years. In a flash, all your hard work is undermined, and the guest’s positive experience fades.

By modernizing your elevators, you can avoid that scenario.

In this post, we’ll look at the role design, and elevator design in particular, has to play when it comes to creating happy campers.

We’ll cover three important areas:

  1. Choosing the right elevator interior
  2. Selecting fixtures that create the best experience
  3. Turning your elevators into an entertaining experience

1. Choosing the right interior

Elevators can be thoughtfully designed, but they should also reflect their main use. If it’s a cleaning or service elevator, then a robust, stainless steel design might be the best choice. Steel adds character while also minimizing potential damage from cleaning carts or equipment.

For hotels with dedicated guest elevators, the sky’s the limit. With a full elevator modernization, you can upgrade the interior with mirrors, glass, steel, vibrant laminate colors. Or you can design a custom interior that perfectly matches the design of your hotel.


2. Selecting fixtures that give the best experience

The fixtures in your elevator immediately tell your guests if you’ve modernized or not. Fixtures from the 90s are just as outdated as a Discman. But people don’t feel nostalgic about old elevator fixtures. 

Some things to consider when modernizing your elevator with new fixtures include:

  • Accessibility: Well-designed elevators help all guests move around your hotel. Fixtures with larger, or high-contrast, buttons, braille, and voice announcements make it easier for visually impaired individuals to use the elevator.
  • Style: Fixtures come in many different styles. Half-height options are great if your budget is tight. Full-height fixtures that sit flush in the wall are the premium choice.
  • Security: Many hotels use elevators to control floor access. This is done using card readers inside the elevator or a destination dispatch system that controls access from the lobby.
  • Destination dispatch: For larger hotels, with banks of three or more elevators, a destination dispatch system is the fastest way to get guests to their room. Elevators are assigned based on destination. Since the elevator is assigned in advance, guests don’t have to scramble to get to the elevator with their bags and even robots can use your elevator. 
  • Communication: With screens, like the Linea 800 SmartTouch, installed directly in the elevators, you can share important information, such as check-out time and the location of breakfast, to keep guests informed during their stay.  

3. Turning your elevators into a media experience

If you want to take things to the next level and truly wow your guests, digital technology has the answer. The Schindler SmartMirror and AdScreen fill an entire wall of the elevator with high-definition content. You can upload still or moving images to share information, promote products, or simply entertain guests.

Another possibility is to turn your lobby into an infotainment center. The Schindler DoorShow projects content directly on to the elevator landing doors. It turns waiting for the elevator, usually a boring necessity, into a visual feast.

With these digital products, the look and feel of your elevator can be easily changed using an online content management system (CMS). You can change the content to highlight specific services or set it to change at certain times of day. It can even be used to shout out guests who are celebrating a birthday or anniversary in your hotel. Now that’s personal service!


Modernize your hotel elevators

Bear these tips in mind and contact us when you’re ready to get going with your hotel modernization. By extending the design of your hotel to the elevators, you can make sure that all the reviews are five stars.