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Beauport Hotel Gloucester Trusts dormakaba Saflok Networked Locks

Beauport Hotel Gloucester | March 7, 2017

New-Build Ocean Front Destination Selects dormakaba for Reliability and Secure Property Access March 7, 2017 – MONTREAL – dormakaba, provider of Saflok and Ilco RFID and mobile access security solutions, announced the new Beauport Hotel Gloucester, Massachusetts, opened its doors with mobile-ready networked Saflok Quantum RFID guest room electronic door locks as well as perimeter and facility access entry points. The property's electronic door locks communicate with the Beauport Hotel's front office system over dormakaba's Messenger® Lens network for a more secure guest environment. The luxury Beauport Hotel Gloucester ...

dormakaba Completes Acquisition of Mechanical Security Businesses from Stanley Black & Decker – New Top-Three Player in North American Market

dormakaba | February 24, 2017

Reamstown, PA, February 24, 2017 - dormakaba has completed the acquisition of certain Mechanical Security businesses from Stanley Black & Decker and has closed the transaction effective February 22, 2017, following satisfaction of customary closing conditions including the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. The transaction was first announced on December 21, 2016. With this acquisition, dormakaba gains substantial scale in line with its stated strategy, evolving from a distant four to a strong number three player in the attractive North American market that can offer the full portfolio of door hardware and access control...

Sir Adam Amsterdam Installs dormakaba Saflok RFID Electronic Door Locks

Sir Adam Hotel | February 16, 2017

Trendy Amsterdam Hot Spot Trusts Reliable Quantum RFID Guest Electronic Door Lock System February 16, 2017 – MONTREAL – dormakaba Group, provider of Saflok and Ilco RFID and mobile access security solutions, announced the Sir Adam Amsterdam hotel in The Netherlands, implemented its Saflok Quantum RFID electronic door lock system. Sir Adam is located in the first eight floors of Amsterdam's landmark A'DAM Toren tower overlooking the historic city center. dormakaba is a leading company in the global market for access and security solutions. Click here for information on electronic door locks from the dormakaba Group. "Sir Ada...

Introducing The Joseph Abboud Hotel Guest Room Amenities Collection

Joseph Abboud | February 6, 2017

Essential Amenities has partnered with Joseph Abboud for our new modern, sophisticated, & upscale amenities collection. Joseph Abboud and Essential Amenities, Inc. have entered into a new licensing agreement to manufacture and market a completely new collection of personal care hotel amenities created especially for the guest room. The new products help to support the Joseph Abboud brand that represents a modern American lifestyle with a sophisticated sense of color and texture. Updated yet classic, bringing new definition to things familiar. The hotel guest amenities include facial and exfoliating bath soaps as well as enriched sha...

“Fitness Breaks” Study Examines How and Why People Exercise While Traveling

Expedia.com | February 1, 2017

Australians and Americans likeliest to exercise when traveling, British and Germans least likely BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Expedia.com®, today released the results of the 2017 Expedia Fitness Breaks Study, executed in partnership with Google Consumer Surveys. The Fitness Breaks Study asked more than 7,000 residents of seven countries – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States – how they incorporate exercise into their travel regimen. The study found the most active travelers are Australians, with a full 55% believing it is important to exercise while traveling. Americans...

Cheers to a Year of Thriving – Health and Wellness Trends on the Rise in 2017

Natirar Mansion | January 12, 2017

Over the past year we all saw, and or experienced a steep rise in the popularity of health & wellness. Likely as a direct result of our fast-paced and driven society, many of us find comfort in taking the time to slow down and nurture ourselves. In 2016 we saw the rise of vegan and gluten-free diets, yoga, meditation and high-intensity workouts, spiritual healing such as Reiki, and a shift towards more homeopathic remedies. The health & wellness trends of 2016 will now be giving way to the health & wellness trends of 2017, and we've done the research to present you predictions of just what those will be! Health and Wellness ...

Valcartier Hotel Installs dormakaba Saflok RFID Electronic Door Locks

Valcartier Hotel and Vacation Village | December 1, 2016

Dependability, Client Trust Drive dormakaba Selection at Largest Resort in Eastern Quebec December 1, 2016 – MONTREAL – dormakaba Group, provider of Saflok and ILCO RFID and mobile access security solutions, announced the Valcartier Hotel at Valcartier Vacation Village resort in Quebec (Canada) will open its doors in December 2016 with networked Saflok mobile-ready Quantum RFID electronic door locks. The now four-season Valcartier Vacation Village is the biggest winter playground in North America and will be the largest resort in Eastern Canada when it opens in December 2016. dormakaba is a leading company in the global mark...

New Innovations In Hospitality HSIA Elevate Guest Experiences Through Relentless Network Monitoring & Management

Sunray | November 23, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA — Sunray, the network provider widely regarded as the hospitality industry's HSIA visionaries, will unveil the next phase in hotel network management innovation in December, 2016. In addition to Sunray's Umbra service suite, this next phase includes real-time wireless connection quality monitoring and an intelligent auditing system. Hotel IT teams will now be able to receive real-time readings from thousands of devices across every level of their network. This provides accurate, easily digestible reporting, alerting and trending of events that can significantly disrupt network performance. The auditing system runs hu...

Hotel Technologies Meeting Guests’ Demands for More Electric Outlets and USB Ports in Guestrooms

Hotel Technologies | November 14, 2016

iHome® manufacturer to unveil space-saving desktop and nightstand charging units with up to three power plugs and four USB ports at HX: The Hotel Experience; Visit Hotel Technologies in Booth 2537 Rahway, N.J. (November 14, 2016) — Planning to add additional charging outlets to guestrooms in 2017? Data suggests you should be. Business travelers across the U.S. and Canada say they want more standard and USB outlets in rooms, along with chargers for smartphones and/or laptops. Today at HX: The Hotel Experience in New York, Hotel Technologies is showing two convenient, compact charging devices for the desktop and nightstand: the ...

Twenty Four Seven Hotels Taps dormakaba For Mobile Access Locks at Moxy Tempe

Twenty Four Seven Hotels | November 10, 2016

Trendy Metro Phoenix Lifestyle Property says Saflok is Perfect Fit for Tech-Savvy Guests and Mobile Check-In MONTREAL – November 10, 2016 – dormakaba Group, provider of Saflok and ILCO RFID and mobile access security solutions, announced the 186-room Moxy Tempe, AZ hotel installed Saflok Quantum RFID mobile access electronic door locks. Moxy is Marriott International's edgy new lifestyle brand with the first Moxy debuting in the United States this year in Tempe, AZ and managed by Newport Beach, CA-based Twenty Four Seven Hotels www.247hotels.com. Click here for information on electronic door locks from the dormakaba Group. ...

dormakaba Agrees to Acquire Mesker Openings Group, Expanding Business in North America

dormakaba | November 9, 2016

Reamstown, PA - 9 November 2016 - dormakaba has signed an agreement to acquire US-based Mesker Openings Group and expects to close the transaction in 2016 upon the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. With the consummation of the acquisition of Mesker, a leader in the commercial door and hardware industry in the USA, dormakaba will increase the breadth of its product offering in North America. "The acquisition of Mesker is a continuation of the industrial logic underlying the merger to dormakaba and a consistent implementation step of our strategy for North America", says CEO Riet Cadonau. "It will expand our offering in North ...

Motor City’s Group 10 Management Puts Guest Security First with dormakaba Door Locks

Group 10 Management | September 27, 2016

Professional Service, Reliable Products, Competitive Prices Drive Decision for Saflok and ILCO Guest Door Locks September 27, 2016 – A reliable, secure guestroom door key and lock system is essential to smooth hotel operations. Owner operator Group 10 Management based just outside Detroit understands this. Group 10 has 30+ years of hotel experience with the largest brands. "Guest security and hotel operations are dependent on door lock operations," said Frank Altawil, area manager for Group 10. "We are a family business. When we sell a room we are welcoming that guest into our property and we want them to be secure. We trust Saflo...

Exploria Resorts Trusts dorma+kaba for Guest Security at 8 Sites

Exploria Resorts | September 6, 2016

Saflok RFID Locks Deliver Flawless Guest Experience; Keeps Guests Safe at Family Resorts September 6, 2016 – Exploria Resorts operates 8 properties from Orlando and New Smyrna Beach, Florida to Branson, Missouri and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Each Exploria Resort is a destination for families that want a special vacation filled with unique experiences. Exploria properties offer white sand beaches, the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the thrills of Orlando's world-renowned attractions with the comforts of a leisure getaway. One thing its properties have in common is Exploria's commitment to guest safety ...

Kaba and Zaplox Partner for Mobile Access Integration at HTL Hotels

June 21, 2016

Integrator Partnership Between Kaba and Zaplox Delivers Mobile Access System at Scandinavian Hotel Chain HTL MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – June 21, 2016 – Kaba, the provider of Saflok™ and ILCO™ electronic locks, announced that it coordinated with Zaplox to implement Mobile Access functionality at HTL hotels. Zaplox is an innovator of advanced Mobile Key Services for the global hospitality industry. HTL hotels is an innovative new hotel chain, offering hotels with the best city center locations for the modern traveler who appreciates high quality, modern design, personalized service and an attractive price. For more inf...

Kaba Presents its Saflok Next-Generation Software, AMBIANCE™ at HITEC

June 14, 2016

Simplified, User Friendly, Access Control Solution That Supports Flexible Deployment Options and Increases Property ROI Through Reduced Support and Training Costs. MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – June 14, 2016 – Kaba, the provider of Saflok™ and ILCO™ electronic door locks, will present its new AMBIANCE access management software at HITEC in New Orleans, June 20-23. AMBIANCE embraces industry best practices to deliver return on investment through shorter and easier training sessions and reduced support requirements. The system is scalable to fit practically any budget and manages Kaba's BLE, RFID, and magstripe hotel gues...

dorma+kaba Merger Expands Kaba Capabilities with 35 N. America Offices for Fast System Installations

April 21, 2016

Multiple Regional Service Centers and Increased Staff Double Company Strength; Expanded Team Supports Demand for Saflok and ILCO Electronic Lock and Mobile Key Installations MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – April 21, 2016 – Kaba, the provider of Saflok™ and ILCO™ electronic locks, announced that the 2015 merger of Dorma with Kaba, now dorma+kaba Group (SIX: DOKA), created 35 new North American offices to support installation and service of Saflok and ILCO electronic locks. The offices, associated service centers and their teams expand and strengthen Kaba's ability to more quickly meet hospitality industry demand for its el...

Hotels Focus More on Family Fun Facilities

Jeff Coy | April 14, 2016

Developers Consider Options for Adding WOW By Jeff Coy, ISHC April, 2016. Hotels are no longer just a place to lodge and sleep. Not content with just the same old amenities, today's hotel guest is looking for an experience. Dad or Mom may be attending a conference at the hotel, but if the hotel also has a waterpark or a family entertainment center, there is a strong reason to bring the whole family on what would otherwise be just a business trip. When both parents work, they already feel guilty about leaving their children home with a sitter. So hotels that offer high entertainment value and a conference center are especially appeali...

Duetto to Integrate TravelClick’s Demand Hotel Business Intelligence Data into its Market-Leading Revenue Strategy Solution

TravelClick, Inc. | March 3, 2016

Combined Offering Expected During First Half of 2016 NEW YORK – March 3, 2016 – TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue, and Duetto, a market leader in hotel and casino profit optimization technology, have joined forces to integrate TravelClick's Demand360® data into Duetto's GameChanger revenue strategy application to make Open Pricing an even more powerful tool in today's complex distribution landscape. Hoteliers can further leverage Duetto's core functionality that enables hoteliers to independently yield all segments, channels, offers and room types in rea...

Kaba Lodging Announces Mobile Access Implementation White Paper

January 14, 2016

How-To White Paper Gives Steps to Implement a Secure, Successful Mobile Access Guest Experience MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – January 14, 2016 – Kaba, the provider of Saflok™ and ILCO™ electronic locks, announced that it released a white paper to help operators evaluate the mobile access opportunity for their properties. The paper, "3 Steps to Implement a Successful, Secure Mobile Access Guest Experience," demystifies mobile access strategy development with a clear, systematic approach. Click here to download the mobile access implementation white paper. White paper answers operator questions about Mobile Access "Mobile...

Gaylord Palms Chooses Kaba Networked Locks for Secure Access, Reliable At-The-Door Experience

December 10, 2015

1,400-Room Luxury Resort Cuts Operating Costs with 7-Day Installation of Low-Maintenance Saflok MT RFID Locks MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – December 10, 2015 – The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center took secure access to a new level when the full-service property converted to Kaba Saflok MT RFID electronic door locks. Kaba's locks interface seamlessly with property management and energy management systems. The networked Saflok solution delivers total property security platform, durability and guest convenience. Kaba provides the Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks. Click here for information on Kaba e...

Kaba and hetras Implement Mobile Key Guestroom Access at Village Hotels

November 5, 2015

Kaba Mobile Key Access Integrates with hetras PMS; Delivers 'Automated Guest Journey' at Village Hotels MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – November 5, 2015 – Kaba announced that it partnered with hetras to implement a fully-integrated Mobile Key Access solution for Village Hotels. The Village Hotel Glasgow, Scotland went live with Kaba-hetras mobile access on October 25. Village Hotels expects to complete its full mobile guest experience rollout to all 28 properties in 2016. Kaba provides the Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks. hetras is the leading German-based developer of fully Internet-based management applicat...

Kaba, Intelity Announce Collaboration: Simplifies Mobile Key, Guest Services Use for Hospitality

November 4, 2015

Kaba and Intelity Team to Deliver App-Based Mobile Keys to Hotel Guests MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – ORLANDO, FLORIDA – November 4, 2015 – Kaba and Intelity announce they have established a cooperative development agreement. The relationship enables the companies to combine their industry leading technologies to make mobile key access more readily available to a wide range of hotels that include brands and independent properties. Additional mobile key-related guest services available through the joint Kaba – Intelity application include mobile check-in and check-out, hotel information, wake up calls, housekeeping and ...

Kaba and DORMA Finalize Merger

October 20, 2015

Industry Leader Emerges: DORMA and Kaba form dorma+kaba Group. Combined dorma+kaba Group Brand Now One of Top 3 Global Access Providers MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – October 20, 2015 – Kaba announced on 1 September 2015 that its merger with DORMA is finalized. The new company, dorma+kaba Group, with pro forma annual sales of more than CHF 2B ($2.1B) and more than 16,000 staff in 50 countries, is one of the top 3 firms in global access control. Kaba provides the Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks. Click here for information on Kaba electronic locks. DORMA products in wide use throughout hospitality industry DOR...

Beefing Up Your Hotel Gym In Eight Steps

Larry Mogelonsky | August 26, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) Wellness is all the rage these days, and that isn't bound to change anytime in the next decade. We are increasingly becoming a health-conscious society and, with comfortable guestrooms, spas, restaurants and fitness facilities, hotels are primed to capitalize on this movement. It's the latter of these operations that is the focus here. Spas and wellness go hand-in-hand, and your F&B department likewise has numerous options in this regard (organics, local sourcing, gluten-free, calorie counting and so on). A property's gym and any other associated sports facilities are often neglected 1....

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