• Elevators
    • Passenger elevators
      • Schindler 1000

        Our practical passenger elevator for low- to mid-rise residential buildings is simple to plan, fast to install, and economical to maintain.

      • 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 5500

        Find out how the Schindler 5500, our mid-rise passenger elevator for commercial buildings, lifts functionality and style to the next level.

      • Schindler 7000

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

    • Freight & special elevators
    • Modernization
      • Overview

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

      • Schindler 1000 Plus

        We've designed the Schindler 1000 Plus elevator to bring new levels of comfort, efficiency. and style to the elevators in your residential building.

      • Schindler 3000 Plus

        Schindler 3000 Plus elevator is more flexible in every way, fitting perfectly into many different applications in any urban environment.

    • Destination control
      • Overview

        The PORT technology revolutionizes the science of optimizing traffic flow through a building while offering personalized service and access control.

      • PORT Technology

        Our elevators are enabled for PORT Technology to reduce travel time, for higher passenger traffic capacity, for building security & personalized access.

      • Destination Control Technology

        Learn more about, Miconic 10, a revolutionary control system that groups passengers, and Schindler ID, our unique human interface system architecture.

      • myPORT

        myPORT provides users with a uniquely seamless, secure, and convenient access to and transition through their building.

      • PORT Access

        In order to ensure seamless transitions from one area to another a range of terminals to provide the functions known generically as PORT Access has been developed.

    • 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 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.

      • 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.

    • Packages
      • Overview

        Our Schindler Packages are designed to upgrade your elevator with a variety of options for comfort, accessibility or practicality.

      • Office

        Our Office Package for elevators helps to ensure hassle-free and efficient vertical mobility solutions for office buildings.

      • Security

        Make the most of your elevator to optimize tenant security and wellbeing, and as an active agent in combatting burglary and intrusion.

    • Design options
      • Linea 800 SmartTouch

        The Linea 800 SmartTouch features three full HD screens, and the stylish, mirrored glass panel transforms user-elevator interaction into a unique, visual experience.

      • Catalog

        Create your own elevator car interior design. Find the ideal fit for functional, sophisticated, and innovative interior architecture concepts.

  • 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.

    • CleanMobility
      • 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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      • People

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

      • Inclusion and diversity

        Our global presence gives us access to the full spectrum of human diversity – reinforcing our ability to adapt and innovate.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • International careers

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

    • 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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    • Social Responsibility
      • Overview

        The purpose of each enterprise is to create ‘shared value’. At Schindler we believe that we not only create value for stakeholders but for society at large.

      • Sustainable Communities

        Through our sustainable communities project, we intend to promote safe & child friendly sites, where children are safe, healthy & educated and enjoying their childhood.

      • Education

        Our Scholarship program Schindler Igniting Minds intends to promote technical education among the youth, by providing scholarships to meritorious students.

      • Employee Volunteering - Muskaan

        Through Muskaan, we provide volunteering opportunities to our people who are keen to engage in skill-based, short-term & longer-term volunteering projects.

    • Safety
      • Overview

        Safety is implicit in our products & services. We do not compromise on the safety & health of those who use our products or work for our business.

      • Tips for riders & owners

        Enjoy safe and pleasant, elevator and escalator rides by following these safety tips from Schindler.

      • Tips for kids

        Please follow these safety tips for kids. Parents, share these tips with your children today so they can enjoy safe and pleasant, elevator and escalator rides.

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Plan & Design

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.