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Newly-constructed San Francisco hotel brings technology and innovation together with solutions from top hospitality technology providers

Stockholm – May 8, 2018 – ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, along with KEYPR®, is announcing the successful implementation of several innovative technologies at Hotel VIA in San Francisco. The first newly-constructed hotel in San Francisco since 2008, Hotel VIA has installed and is using ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s VingCard Essence electronic door locks, Visionline locking system and the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access solution, which is available to Hotel VIA guests through KEYPR’s customized mobile concierge app.

“As a new hotel, we wanted to seek out hospitality technologies that supported the contemporary and innovative aesthetic we were trying to create,” said Barbara Perzigian, general manager at Hotel VIA. “With these cutting-edge technologies from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and KEYPR, we have created a one-of-a-kind experience for our guests.”

Hotel VIA’s 159 rooms are now equipped with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s VingCard Essence door locks, which feature mobile access compatibility to allow guests to use their smartphones to access their room. With the Visionline wireless locking system, hotel management can remotely monitor and control lock access and activity in the hotel.

“We have worked hard to become leaders around the world in performance and innovation, so it is important to us to bring this expertise and support to the hotels we work with,” said Nicolas Aznar, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Americas Group. “It’s always our goal to align with hotels and companies that share our vision and are on the same mission to bring technological advancements to the forefront of the hotel industry.”

Hotel VIA has also deployed KEYPR, which includes a custom Hotel VIA mobile app, in-room tablets, and its Guest Experience Management System (GEMS®). KEYPR gives staff and management visibility into guest needs throughout their stay, the ability to offer targeted services, and the ease of monitoring operational KPIs. Hotel VIA also has KEYPR’s digital marquees installed at guest room doors, which offer workflow management for staff and the ability to add marketing messaging, as well as privacy and service indicators through an integration with INNCOM.

“The team at Hotel VIA had a special tech-forward vision for the guest experience they wanted to provide,” said Robert Stevenson, CEO of KEYPR. “This required a collaboration between a group of partners motivated to help our customer bring that to life. We are proud to have partnered with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and INNCOM to achieve this at such an awesome property.”

For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com. For information on KEYPR, please visit www.keypr.com.

About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

The global leader in hotel security technology for nearly 40 years, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is a part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company with 47,000 employees. With products installed in properties all over the world, securing millions of guestrooms globally, the company’s comprehensive range of security and technology solutions is comprised of VingCard electronic locks, Elsafe in-room safes, integrated software platforms and advanced mobile access solutions.  Its latest innovation, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access provides advanced security for hotels and augments the stay experience for today’s tech-savvy guests. Operating with secure Seos technology, Mobile Access allocates guestrooms and generates encrypted digital keys over a secure channel. This allows users to bypass the front desk and access their assigned guestrooms via their personal smart phones and watches. In order to provide best-in-class customer service, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality offers support in more than 166 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.

Contact: Riise Walker, Marketing Manager ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

Riise.Walker@assaabloy.com / +1 (972) 692-3167

Contact: Andrea Mane, Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc.

Andrea@planapr.com / +1 (407) 905-0608

About KEYPR

KEYPR® is a cloud-based guest experience and management platform for hotels, casinos and luxury residences. The platform delivers a personalized, friction-free guest experience, while creating new operational efficiencies and driving additional revenue opportunities for property owners and operators.  Guests can access a directory of services, including dining, entertainment, third-party content and more through an in-room tablet and custom mobile app.  The app also allows guests to bypass the front desk via KEYPR’s Keyless Entry. Additionally, owners and managers gain valuable insight through the integrated dashboard (GEMS®) and intuitive tools that provide visibility into guest needs before, during and after their stay -- all while easily monitoring operational KPIs across multiple properties. For further information, visit: www.keypr.com.

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