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dormakaba Congratulates Client Langham Chicago Ranked #1 in Best USA Hotels by U.S. News & World Report

March 30, 2017 – MONTREALU.S. News & World Report named its “Best 15 Hotels in the USA” and seven of the Best trust dormakaba electronic door locks, including #1-Ranked The Langham, Chicago.

#1-Ranked “Best 15 Hotels in USA”, The Langham Chicago, relies on dormakaba Saflok RFID locks.

The Langham, Chicago resides within the landmark 52-story riverfront AMA Plaza. It offers views of the cityscape and Lake Michigan and relies on dormakaba’s Saflok Quantum RFID door locks for its 316 luxury guest rooms and suites. dormakaba provides Saflok and Ilco RFID and mobile access security solutions. Click here for information on electronic door locks from dormakaba.

dormakaba Saflok software locks in top priorities: guest safety and service.

“Guest safety and service are top priorities and the Saflok software behind our guestroom electronic door locks is extremely useful to ensure we provide our guests with the best experience,” said John Washington, Director of Safety and Risk, The Langham, Chicago.

Lock status reports for 316 luxury guest rooms and suites easily provide advance notice if a guest room lock has an issue.

“We can easily pull lock status reports so we know in advance if a guest room lock has an issue. This allows us to troubleshoot the lock so the guest has a comfortable stay.  The RFID technology also provides an ease of room access for our guests.”

dormakaba’s wireless property networks smoothly interface with property and energy management systems.

The Langham, Chicago’s Quantum locks link to dormakaba’s Messenger LENS wireless property network, which provides a smooth interface with The Langham, Chicago’s property management and energy management systems. The Messenger LENS door lock platform with cross-property communication supports optimum security and guest convenience.

View the list of other “Best 15 Hotels in the USA” that trust dormakaba guest door locks.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels by taking into account reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings. Other “Best 15 Hotels in the USA” that trust guest door locks from dormakaba are:

  • The Jefferson Washington
  • The Hay-Adams
  • The Peninsula Beverly Hills
  • Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
  • Montage Deer Valley
  • The Peninsula Chicago

High guest satisfaction score triggered in part by ease of use, reliability of dormakaba door locks.

“The Langham, Chicago is a respected property that certainly earned appropriate recognition with its #1 ranking,” said Stephen Pollack, dormakaba vice president – marketing. “The ease of use and reliability of dormakaba’s guest room locks play an important part in The Langham, Chicago’s high guest satisfaction score.”  

All dormakaba RFID locks manufactured today are compatible with BLE, IOS and Android mobile technology. 

dormakaba Mobile Access enables guests to open their hotel doors equipped with BLE electronic locks using their mobile phone or device, including the Apple Watch, as a flexible alternative to a classic RFID keycard. 

About dormakaba

dormakaba is one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions. With strong brands such as Dorma and Kaba in our portfolio, we are a single source for products, solutions, and services related to doors and secure access to buildings and rooms.  With around 16,000 employees and numerous cooperation partners, we are active in over 130 countries. dormakaba is headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland) and generates an annual turnover of over CHF 2 billion.

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Contact: Stephen Pollack / 1-859-253-4744 x3542

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About The Langham, Chicago

The newest North American addition to Langham Hospitality Group’s luxury portfolio, The Langham, Chicago resides within the landmark, 52-story riverfront AMA Plaza (formerly IBM building) that is designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Offering 316 guest rooms and suites, this is the company’s first purpose-built hotel in the United States and the fourth property in the U.S. The Langham, Chicago features a 22,000 square feet Health Club housing Langham’s signature Chuan Spa; two restaurants, Travelle Kitchen + Bar, the Pavilion Lounge for afternoon tea; Langham Club with butler service, light meals and business facilities and 15,000 square feet of meeting space including the elegant Devonshire Ballroom. The hotel features a fine art collection with more than 150 pieces of distinctive artworks. Reservations for Langham hotels can be made online at For further information about The Langham, Chicago, visit  or dial 312-923-9988.

About Langham Hospitality Group

As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under the Langham Hotels & Resorts, Cordis and Eaton brands that are located on four continents. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For almost 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

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