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VingCard® to Secure Baha Mar Resort Hotels
on Nassau’s Cable Beach
Hotel Security Leader will Install Electronic Locks at
New Development in the Bahamas

DALLAS – Oct. 9, 2007 – VingCard, part of the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group, announced today it has signed an agreement to install electronic locks in the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort and Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, both of which are owned by Baha Mar Resorts, Ltd., the lead partner in the creation and development of Baha Mar resort project in Nassau, The Bahamas, and the management arm for resort and real estate operations.

“We are looking forward to showcasing our top-of-the-line security at these front-of-the-line resorts,” said George Winker, vice president of service and support for VingCard Elsafe. “Our electronic locks provide unique safety and operational features that will only add to the guest experience at these properties.”

Through this agreement, VingCard will install its Classic smartcard locks in 6,000 total guestrooms, with installation completed in 1,600 rooms in the development already. With more than 25 years of proven performance securing thousands of hotels worldwide, VingCard’s Classic hotel locks offer highly reliable security features, yet provide ease of operation and maintenance. 

 “We chose VingCard based on the company’s reputation for providing the ultimate in security while offering design choices to match our hotels’ unique style and décor,” said Matthew Carey, chief information officer for Baha Mar. “We are confident that VingCard’s Classic locks will not only meet the security needs of our guests, but also enhance the polished environment of our hotels.” 

In addition to the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort and Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, Baha Mar Resorts has partnered with some of the world’s leading hotel and entertainment brands, such as Harrah’s Entertainment and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, on a future development project to create the Caribbean’s largest single-phase destination resort. 

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 ( electronic locking system solutions, Elsafe ( UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series, and TimeLox ( security solutions for gaming properties and other large resorts. 

About Baha Mar Resorts, Ltd.

Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. is the lead partner in the creation and development of Baha Mar and serves as the management arm for resort and real estate operations. Baha Mar Development Company is a subsidiary of Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. and is responsible for the oversight and execution of all development-related aspects of the Baha Mar resort project, including MHA Studio, which is dedicated to the architectural design and execution of Baha Mar. Baha Mar Resorts Ltd.’s other hotel interests include Cable Beach Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, which it owns and operates. Baha Mar Resorts is headquartered in Nassau. For further information, visit       


Ariel Herr for VingCard
Michael A. Burns & Associates
Tel: (214) 521-8596

Riise Walker
Marketing Supervisor
VingCard, Elsafe, TimeLox
Tel: (972) 692-3167

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