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Aloft Montreal Airport Installs Sentinel Advanced
In-room Safes from Elsafe

New Property Selects Highly Secure, UL-Listed Safes from Industry Leader

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DALLAS – Oct. 6, 2008 – Elsafe®, the leading provider of electronic in-room safes to the hospitality industry and part of the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group, announced today that the Aloft Montreal Airport in Dorval, Quebec has installed Sentinel Advanced (41) digital in-room safes in each of its 136 guestrooms. Opened in June, the property was the first hotel to open under the new Aloft hotel brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. ®

“The aesthetically-pleasing design elements of the Sentinel Advanced safes, not to mention the safes’ prestigious UL-listing, made Elsafe the obvious choice when it came to finding the right in-room safes for our guestrooms,” said Perry Vashee, a representative from the ownership group of the Aloft Montreal Airport. 

The innovative, affordable Sentinel Advanced series was developed by Elsafe to provide the ultimate in security, simplicity and convenience for hoteliers and their guests. As the industry’s only UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market, Sentinel’s durable, heavy-gauge steel body safes must pass rigorous break-in tests prescribed and administered by professional testing laboratories. 

“As the first property to open under this unique new Starwood hotel brand, the Aloft Montreal Airport needed the best in-room safes available in order to provide the security and convenience that Starwood guests have come to expect,” said Laura Cigana, vice president of Canadian sales for ASSA ABLOY Hospitality North America. 

The modular construction of Sentinel also makes adding features or upgrading technology as easy as changing the front panel, allowing Elsafe to continue to add the latest options to meet the constantly evolving security needs of its hotel customers, including the Aloft Montreal Airport.

Conveniently located at the entrance to Montreal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, the property officially opened on June 5, 2008. As one of the newest hotel brands to be introduced by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Aloft is “infused with the DNA of W Hotels” featuring loft-inspired design, accessible technology and a stylish urban attitude. 

Part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, Elsafe has been leading provider of safes to the hospitality industry since introducing the world’s first electronic in-room safe in 1979. For more information, visit www.elsafe.com.   

About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc. North America
The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 35,000 properties worldwide, securing more than 6 million hotel rooms. The ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company, is a world leader in security and hospitality systems. The North American division of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality brings three security brands to hotels throughout the United States and Canada, including VingCard (www.vingcard.com) electronic locking system solutions, Elsafe (www.elsafe.com) UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series, and TimeLox (www.timelox.com) security solutions for gaming properties and other large resorts. 

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 900 properties in more than 100 countries and 155,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien® and the recently announced aloftSM and ELEMENTSM Hotels. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.  


 
Contact:

Karin Melrose for Elsafe
Tel: +1 (713) 831-6813
kmelrose@mbapr.com

Morgan Field for Elsafe
Tel: +1 (214) 521-8596
mfield@mbapr.com

Riise Walker
Marketing Supervisor
VingCard, Elsafe, TimeLox 
Tel: +1 (972) 692-3167
rwalker@vcegroup.com
 

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