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Innovative technology delivers convenience that today’s travelers expect

DALLAS, TEXAS (September 27, 2018) McCarren Hotel & Pool, one of the most sought after urban retreats located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has unveiled keyless room access powered by OpenKey's innovative technology. OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key in hotels, will support the McCarren’s efforts in delivering an unparalleled experience to its digital native guests.

McCarren Hotel & Pool is a neighborhood oasis where guests can enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences paired with luxury amenities and first-class service. The modern guest rooms are a true relaxation destination that feature Frette linens and rainfall showers. Guests can sip handcrafted cocktails while taking in the breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline at the lively rooftop bar. McCarren’s stylish pool was just listed as one of New York City’s best pools by Travel & Leisure. This rooftop has become a local hot spot and provides a unique experience where guests and locals can mingle. Urban explorers looking to venture out especially like that McCarren is located within walking distance of Brooklyn’s favorite restaurants and attractions.

“At McCarren, we have earned a reputation for being cutting-edge and providing top-of-the line experiences for today’s trendsetting traveler,” said James McCue, Director of Operations. “Partnering with OpenKey was crucial if we are to maintain our distinction, respond to the needs of our guests and remain mindful of evolving times.”

Today’s traveler is more connected than ever, especially Millennials who have been tech-savvy from an early age. Mobile innovation and convenience are natural to them. With OpenKey’s technology, hotel guests can use their smartphone to check in or out at their leisure, access hotel amenities and enjoy enhanced security via mobile keyless entry. In addition to empowering guests with a quick touch of a button, OpenKey also helps hoteliers reduce their carbon footprint by eliminating the need for plastic key cards.

“Partners like McCarren understand the value of harnessing the power of innovative technology to elevate the guest experience,” said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. “Naturally, this is a great partnership and we are very honored they have selected OpenKey in their efforts to remain cutting-edge and competitive.”

In 2014, OpenKey set out to perfect mobile hospitality and continues to reshape the standard for guest service. It works with over 75 percent of digital hotel locks and is integrated with the largest lock manufacturers in the world across a wide variety of Bluetooth capable lock styles.

About OpenKey

Founded in 2014, OpenKey is reinventing the hospitality experience through its mobile access solution. The OpenKey app is the industry standard for universal mobile key technology and works with the majority of digital hotel locks. Hotels and their guests benefit from OpenKey’s platform providing efficiency, convenience and cost savings. OpenKey is a privately held company located in Plano, Texas. The company has been funded by several of the largest hotel ownership and management companies in the world. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit www.openkey.co.

Contact: Juana Veliz

media@openkey.co / 469.661.0841

About McCarren Hotel and Pool

Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s most vibrant neighborhood, McCarren Hotel & Pool is a stylish, sought-after urban retreat for trendsetters and urban explorers. We’ve spared no expense tricking out our modern guest rooms and suites with luxe amenities like Frette linens and deluxe bath products, while dreaming up ever more imaginative ways to experience the best of Brooklyn, including a local favorite rooftop bar with breathtaking views of Manhattan and one of New York City's largest outdoor swimming pools. Best of all, we’re within easy walking distance of Brooklyn’s favorite restaurants and attractions.

Contact: Jeffrey Felshaw

Jeffrey.felshaw@mccarrenhotel.com

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