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Aloft Montreal Airport Selects TimeLox to Provide Guestroom Security

Newly Opened Starwood Property Equipped with Dual-Card Locking System

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DALLAS – Oct. 6, 2008 – TimeLox®, a leading supplier of electronic hotel locking systems and part of the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group in North America, has installed DC-One, a unique dual-card (magnetic stripe and smartcard) locking system, at the Aloft™ Montreal Airport hotel in Dorval, Quebec – the first property worldwide to open under this new hotel brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.®. 

“When it came to securing this new property, we chose TimeLox based on the brand’s track record of providing the hospitality industry with unsurpassed security solutions that are reliable and easy to operate,” said Perry Vashee, a representative from the ownership group of the Aloft Montreal Airport. 

By installing DC-One, the 136-room property can enjoy the unique advantages that both magnetic stripe and smartcard locking technologies offer, while maximizing security for the hotel and its guests. By combining the economy and reliability of magnetic stripe keycards with the flexibility of smartcard technology, DC-One not only makes hotel staff functions easier to perform, but it also decreases the overall workload for the hotel according to Laura Cigana, vice president of Canadian sales for ASSA ABLOY Hospitality North America.

“We are excited and honored to outfit the first-ever Aloft property to open worldwide,” Cigana said. “By choosing DC-One, the hotel can expect maximum security with unmatched ease-of-use. Additionally, the Aloft Montreal Airport has selected two-piece sectional trim hardware that will allow for easy future upgrades to new technologies like RFID and/or RF online solutions.”  

The sectional trim lock installed by TimeLox at the Aloft Montreal Airport features minimal door hardware and designers’ collection door handles. The unique two-piece design will also allow for the possibility to upgrade to contactless RFID electronic locks in the future as easily as exchanging the card reader module – without changing the handles, door prep or mortise.

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. 

TimeLox is a leading developer of locking systems for the international hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security solutions that meet the unique operational needs of large hotels, casinos and resorts. For more information, visit www.timelox.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 TimeLox
Tel: +1 (713) 831-6813
kmelrose@mbapr.com

Morgan Field for TimeLox
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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