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Three Ways the Customer Experience is Influencing Hospitality Design

Andrew Simmons | June 25, 2018

By Andrew Simmons, hospitality studio director at Nadel Architects At a staggering 56 million, millennials are the largest portion of the U.S. workforce and Gen Z is now the largest percentage of the general population. With the increasing desire for experiences and socialization trumping all else, whether it's the desire to engage in a local scene or create an Instagram moment, the world is scrambling to adapt in order to capture their spending power. These desires are changing how hotels are being designed due to the shifting societal priorities, which are trending toward three things: the destination and overall experience, economy o...

New “Accessibility” Regulations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Jim Butler | June 25, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 21 June 2018 As the number of electric and hybrid vehicles in California continues to grow, we are also seeing the proliferation of electric vehicle charging stations in the parking areas provided by hotels, theaters, stadiums and hotel mixed-use properties. While owners and managers of these facilities are providing a much-needed service to their guests, many are unaware that – at least in California – if their facility provides electric vehicle charging stations, a certain number of them must be accessible to the disabled. T...

dormakaba Brings a Total Hospitality Access Solution Suite to HITEC

dormakaba | June 20, 2018

At HITEC in Houston Visit dormakaba in Booth #2401 JUNE 18-21, 2018 George R. Brown Convention Center dormakaba Solutions Include New Saffire LX and Quantum Pixel BLE locks, Ambiance Access Software, Messenger LENS™ Network, Data Analytics and More MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – June 20, 2018 – dormakaba, the provider of Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks, brings a total hospitality access solution suite to HITEC booth 2401 in Houston, TX. dormakaba solutions include the new Saffire LX and Quantum Pixel electronic locks, Ambiance access management software, Messenger LENS wireless network with Data Analytics c...

dormakaba Launches Its Advanced Saffire LX™ Electronic Lock at HITEC

dormakaba | June 18, 2018

At HITEC in Houston Visit dormakaba in Booth #2401 JUNE 18-21, 2018 George R. Brown Convention Center Totally New RFID + BLE Enabled Saffire LX is The Beautiful Future of Hospitality Access Control MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – June 18, 2018 – dormakaba, the provider of Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks will introduce the Saffire LX electronic door lock to HITEC attendees at booth 2401. Saffire LX is dormakaba's sleek BLE-enabled RFID access control solution for guest rooms, common areas and back of house use. HITEC takes place June 18 – 21, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. For m...

Bittel to Debut MODA, a Smart Device for Hotel Guestrooms, at HITEC Houston

Bittel | June 13, 2018

Designed by Jacob Jenson, MODA is a beautifully designed, stackable, smart device that offers flexible configurations of Charging, Alarm/Clock, Bluetooth Speaker, Phone, Casting and Voice-Recognition modules; Visit Bittel in Booth 1839 at HITEC, June 19 to 21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston San Jose, Calif. — June 13, 2018 — Bittel Americas is on a mission to become the hospitality industry's leading provider of smart devices, including charging solutions, casting products, and Bluetooth Audio / Alarm Clock amenities for hotel guestrooms. Next week at HITEC, Bittel will unveil a modern, modular and stylis...

dormakaba Brings Ambiance™ Mobile Tablet Keycard Encoding Flexibility to HITEC

dormakaba | June 12, 2018

At HITEC in Houston Visit dormakaba in Booth #2401 JUNE 18-21, 2018 George R. Brown Convention Center Ambiance Access Management Software Now Globally Available for All Saflok Users MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – June 12, 2018 – dormakaba, the provider of Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks, will demonstrate its secure, easy-to-use Ambiance Access Management Software and mobile tablet key encoding system at HITEC booth 2401. Ambiance is globally available for all Saflok System 6000 users and is scalable to make it a perfect upgrade for any property that wants to offer guests the latest RFID platform for electronic do...

Scribd and KEYPR Partner to Deliver Digital Library to Hotels

KEYPR | May 17, 2018

Collaboration brings Scribd's unlimited reading subscription service to hotel rooms via the KEYPR hospitality platform LOS ANGELES (DATE) — KEYPR®, the enterprise technology company whose cloud-based platform is the leader in guest experience and staff optimization, announced today that it has partnered with Scribd, the premier digital reading subscription service, to offer its library of more than 1 million of the best ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to hotel rooms worldwide. Scribd VP of Business Development Rama Sadasivan said, "We are thrilled to partner with KEYPR's diverse and expansive hotel network to bring Scribd to...

dormakaba Arrives at HD Expo With A Full Suite of Property Entrance and Opening Systems and Electronic Locks

dormakaba | April 25, 2018

Visit dormakaba in Booth 3669 at HD Expo May 2 – 4, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV dormakaba's Solutions for Architects and Developers Provide Attractive Entry Point and Guest-Centric Access Control Systems that Merge Security and Convenience MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – April 25, 2018 – dormakaba, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, and the provider of Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic locks, will be at HD Expo booth 3669. dormakaba will present its full suite of property entrance, opening solutions, access control systems, and electronic locks. dormakaba a...

Top Three ‘Best US Hotels in 2018’ Rely on dormakaba Electronic Locks

dormakaba | April 18, 2018

Half of U.S. News & World Report 'Top Hotels Worldwide in 2018' Trust dormakaba Locks MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – April 18, 2018 – dormakaba, the provider of Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic locks, congratulates its clients in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 'Best Hotels' list. The top three hotels in the publication's U.S. ranking are the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Peninsula Chicago, and The Langham, Chicago. All use dormakaba electronic locks for reliable, secure guestroom access. For more information on dormakaba electronic hotel locks, click here. The Langham, Chicago Director of Safety and Risk John Wa...

dormakaba White Paper: Steps to Deliver a 21st Century Mobile Access Experience

dormakaba | March 22, 2018

White Paper Details What is Behind The Click When a Guest Opens Their Hotel Room Door and How to Deliver a Perfect Mobile Access Experience MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – March 22, 2018 – dormakaba, the provider of Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic locks, announced its new white paper detailing why mobile access is becoming essential to property success and how operators can deliver it. The paper, "Guests Demand a 21st Century Stay: Secure Mobile Access Unlocks Your Competitive Edge," reviews the accelerating mobile use in travel, and explains what goes into seamless property mobile access control system delivery. Click here...

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Expands Innovative RFID Lock Technology to DIN and SIS Doors With New VingCard E100 Electronic Lock

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality | March 20, 2018

Developer of security solutions for hotels worldwide announces addition of VingCard E100 to its existing line of electronic locks Stockholm – March 20, 2018 – ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, the leading provider of innovative security technologies for the hospitality industry, announces the launch of its VingCard E100 lock, an electronic escutcheon set specifically designed to work together with lock cases that are built according to the German DIN standard (Deutsches Institut für Normung) and Scandinavian Industry Standard (SIS). Compatible with RFID keycards, the escutcheon set was engineered with back-of-house operations in ...

MIWA Lock Company Integrates with OpenKey to Bring Mobile Keyless Entry to Hotel Chains Around the World

OpenKey | March 7, 2018

TOKYO, JAPAN and DALLAS, TEXAS – MIWA Lock Company, Japan's foremost provider of high-performance locks and security systems, announces a partnership and integration with OpenKey, the industry standard for Universal mobile key in hotels. The partnership will bring the enterprise grade security and stability of the OpenKey platform as the mobile keyless entry system for all MIWA digital locks with Bluetooth Low Energy functionality. OpenKey is the largest mobile key company in the world with hotels in 10 countries on 4 continents. Financially backed by several of the largest publicly-traded REITs in the U.S., OpenKey has seen explo...

dormakaba and OpenKey Partner For Mobile Access at AMResorts

dormakaba | January 30, 2018

Mobile Access Leaders Integrate Hotel App with Secure Mobile Technology to Deliver Convenience and Greater Guest Loyalty MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – January 30, 2018 – dormakaba, the provider of Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic locks, announced it has partnered with OpenKey, the industry standard for keyless mobile entry to deliver mobile access at an AMResorts property. dormakaba and OpenKey first established a Preferred Partnership in February 2016 to provide fast, efficient installations of hospitality Mobile Access systems. Most recently, the partnership resulted in a mobile access solution at the AMResorts AAA Five D...

The Carnegie Hotel Modernizes its Business Center Solution with Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets

The Carnegie Hotel | January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 – New York, NY – The use of tablet computers has exploded in recent years, with good reason: Tablets are fantastically powerful business tools, which is why more and more businesses are turning to them for their everyday IT needs. Tablets such as the Microsoft Surface Pro also provide space saving technologies and a pleasing user experience; which is why they are the platform of choice at the Carnegie Hotel in New York City. The Carnegie Hotel is a modern and intimate boutique NYC hotel for the discerning business traveler. With an atmosphere of polished elegance, fine architecture, and custom designed Itali...

Aloft Corpus Christie by Starwood Specifies Teledex E Series Micro-Footprint Hotel Phones

Cetis | January 5, 2018

Different by design, Aloft Corpus Christie, located at 5117 Embassy Drive in Corpus Christi, Texas, has purchased 200 Teledex E Series hotel phones through Cetis channel partner Active Telephones. Active Telephones is a leader in hospitality communication solutions, including complete telephone systems, and wireless high-speed internet access products. Aloft Corpus Christie features modern guest rooms and 2,000 square feet of event space, conveniently located near military bases, energy companies, and popular beaches. Click here to book reservations at Aloft Corpus Christie, or call +1-361-852-0020. ...

Kerry Hirschy to Retire from dormakaba After a Successful 31 Year Career

dormakaba | December 19, 2017

Hirschy Led dormakaba Electronic Locks to Unprecedented N. American Market Share MONTREAL, December 19, 2017 – dormakaba, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, announced its Vice President of Sales Kerry Hirschy will retire on December 31, 2017. Hirschy is completing a stellar 31 year career in the electronic door lock industry. His leadership as a hotel lock sales executive resulted in dormakaba's strong market share position in N. America. Hirschy's successor will be Dale Mathias. dormakaba manufactures the Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks and provides installat...

YOTEL Installs dormakaba Electronic Locks at Boston Hotel

dormakaba | December 12, 2017

YOTEL Trusts dormakaba to Make Hospitality Smart and Secure for Third Property MONTREAL, December 12, 2017 – dormakaba, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, announced YOTEL Boston installed its BLE-ready Saflok Quantum® RFID electronic locks. YOTEL Boston is the third YOTEL property to trust dormakaba for guestroom locks. dormakaba manufactures the SaflokTM and Ilco™ electronic door locks and provides installation and service for its systems. The 326- cabin YOTEL Boston is situated in the heart of Seaport, Boston's Innovation District and within sight of Boston Harbor. Cl...

dormakaba Delivers ‘Smart Design Access’ at HX With Quantum® Pixel and Ambiance Solutions

dormakaba | November 8, 2017

HX 2017 in New York: Visit dormakaba in Booth # 2919 Jacob Javits Convention Center NYC November 12-13 dormakaba's New HX Booth Demos Access Systems that Make Hospitality Smart and Secure MONTREAL, November 8, 2017 – dormakaba, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, will arrive at the HX hospitality expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York with a total-property access solution that includes mobile access electronic door locks and new software for hotels. dormakaba manufactures the Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks and provides installation and service ...

As Business Centers Remain Required – Space Savings Technologies Provide Innovative Solutions

TTI Technologies | October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 – New York, NY – What is the current status of the Hotel business Center? "It's evolving," says Steve Blidner CEO of TTI, "Business centers are still a service hotels need to provide, however, environments and guest requirements continue to change. Space has become an issue in many properties which opens the door to utilize new technologies." "One such example" Blidner went on to say is The Americana Inn, In New York. "The property had limited lobby space however their guests still needed to print boarding passes. Also they wanted to provide a concierge, market services and set up a profit center. We worked ...

dormakaba Video: Steps for Easy Hotel Mobile Access Adoption

dormakaba | October 5, 2017

Secure, Easy to Use dormakaba Mobile Access Meets Business Goals, Enhances Guest Experience MONTREAL, October 5, 2017 – dormakaba, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, released a video on how to simplify mobile access electronic door lock adoption. dormakaba manufactures the Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks and provides installation and service for its systems. Click here for information on electronic door locks from dormakaba. "dormakaba offers multiple services that help operators simplify Bluetooth Low Energy mobile access adoption with their RFID locks," said...

Budget Season Has Arrived: Be Smart- Spend Wisely- And Choose Your Business Center Provider Carefully!

TTI Technologies | September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 – New York, NY – The hospitality industry's offering for Business Centers is changing rapidly. "Let's face facts," Says Steve Blidner CEO of TTI. "Business centers are still a viable commodity. However, the needs of guests have and continue to change. Make sure your provider has the capability to keep up with these changes. Never get locked into a single platform solution." Blidner offers these guidelines for choosing your business center provider: "Research the hardware carefully; make certain you are purchasing a recent model CPU, and not a discontinued one. Consumer equipment is not designed to be o...

Hotel Las Américas Bolsters In-Room Security with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s Elsafe SENTINEL II Safes

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality | August 16, 2017

Five-star Colombian resort selects in-room safes from global leader in hotel security solutions to streamline maintenance efficiencies and offer secure, user-friendly experience for guests Stockholm – August 16, 2017 – Hotel Las Américas, a five star hotel located in Cartagena, Colombia, is further increasing onsite security with the installation of the Elsafe SENTINEL II in-room safes from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality in all 530 guestrooms at both Las Américas Casa de Playa and Las Américas Torre del Mar. Sitting on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, the hotel now offers guests an efficient and easily accessib...

Le Pavillon Hotel Implements dormakaba Mobile Access in Combination with OpenKey App

dormakaba | June 28, 2017

Visit dormakaba in Booth #1901 at HITEC in Toronto JUNE 26-29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Landmark New Orleans Le Pavillon Treats Guests to Convenience of Keyless Mobile Access MONTREAL, June 28, 2017 – dormakaba, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, announced New Orleans' historic Le Pavillon went live with dormakaba's mobile access electronic door locks integrated with OpenKey app to enhance guest convenience. Le Pavillon is a historic, boutique hotel in the center of the New Orleans owned Ashford Hospitality Trust and managed by Remington Hotels. dormakaba manufactur...

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts Standardizes Multi-brand Portfolio on dormakaba Electronic Door Locks

dormakaba | June 26, 2017

Visit dormakaba in Booth #1901 at HITEC in Toronto JUNE 26-29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre JQH Portfolio of 35 Hotels Trusts dormakaba for Guest Safety and Reliable Convenience June 26, 2017 – MONTREAL – dormakaba, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, announced that John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) standardized the guest room door locks on all of the company's hotel properties with dormakaba's Saflok electronic door locks. dormakaba manufactures the Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks and provides installation and service for these locking...

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