Leveraging Power of a Consumer App with the Efficiencies of Mobile Check-In & Smartphone RoomKey
Integrated with Major PMS Systems, Roomkey.io gets Rave Reviews at HITEC 2015 – Backlog of Hundreds of Properties Readying for Implementation
San Francisco, June 25, 2015 – Roomkey.io launched at HITEC 2015 last week, providing hundreds of attendees with a look at the first complete mobile solution that enables hotels to provide simple, traveler-friendly mobile check in, room selection and smartphone roomkey, at the same time as it promotes guest satisfaction and operational efficiencies.
Roomkey drew rave reviews from first-timer users at HITEC, and is already in operation at hotels such as Menin Hospitality’s Gale South Beach and Bentley South Beach, Miami, Florida. In addition, RoomKey has scheduled pilots with Best Western Premier, Comfort Suites and Holiday Inn Express properties in Texas and California.
Roomkey also won first prize in the 500 Startups App Tank Competition in San Francisco last month, which included an angel investment from 500 Startups Mobile Collective, a fund exclusively focused on industry-changing mobile solutions.
Vikas Bhakta, Co-founder & CEO of Roomkey Technologies, Inc., said, “According to a recent study, only 20% of American consumers’ mobile time is spent on websites, and more than 80% on apps.(1) The implications for hotel owners are dramatic: To engage travelers the way they wish to be engaged – especially the new millennial traveler – hotels need to establish a consistent digital touchpoint that provides value and convenience throughout the journey. That touchpoint is RoomKey, a native mobile app.”
- Direct mobile booking channel
- Seamless room selection and check in via mobile device
- Keyless entry, using a smartphone as the room key
- Compatibility with major hotel door lock providers
- iBeacon door hardware included, making installation easy and cost-free
- Unlimited messaging to travelers while they are in journey
- Check out with expense reporting integration to provide a complete, personalized mobile solution
Jared Galbut, Managing Principal at Menin Hospitality, said, “With convenience and comfort being the main considerations, we’ve integrated the Roomkey technology to give free independent travelers the opportunity to bypass the front desk, select and book a room that best suits their needs, then access it by their own personal smartphone. We could not be more pleased with the results.”
In addition to consumer and online benefits, Roomkey reduces the administrative burden on hotel staff, improves operational efficiencies and promotes guest satisfaction. Roomkey provides a direct mobile connection for hotels to their valued guests, offering a consistent touchpoint with customers throughout the journey. Download RoomKey for iOS