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A superior guest experience is underway at Santa Barbara’s newest hotel

DALLAS, TEXAS (November 13, 2018) – The Haley Hotel, located in Santa Barbara, California, unveiled their newest partnership with OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile access in hotels. The innovative technology provides hotel guests with powerful features on their personal smartphone. Guests can check-in and check-out remotely, receive a room assignment, hotel directions and Wi-Fi codes, and easily access their room and common area doors all from their mobile device.

Named after the famous Captain Salisbury Haley, the Haley Hotel already has a lot to celebrate. Since opening this summer, travelers have flocked to the hotel to relax in the new guestrooms that beautifully capture the soul of Santa Barbara. Guests from all over the world visit the picturesque seaside town and stay at the Haley for the quintessential local vibe. Throughout the property, guests will notice the furniture, artwork and crafted leather goods handmade by Santa Barbara artisans. The owners, who are proud Santa Barbara natives, have certainly left their touch throughout the property. The Haley Hotel is centrally located, offering easy and quick access to top restaurants, bars, local attractions and more.

“Our goal is to provide a local, yet modern experience to our hotel guests that reflects the feel of the Haley,” said Marcus Natale, Director of Operations for Haley Hotel. “Adding OpenKey’s mobile technology provides us a competitive-edge, and more importantly, our guests can enjoy a superior hotel stay experience.”

Seventy-six percent of travelers say their smartphone is the most important travel companion, yet less than one-third of hotels offer mobile check-in and check-out. In a potentially trend-changing move, more hoteliers are understanding the value of adopting mobile key. Reducing operational costs, improving online guest ratings and reducing check-in lines are just some of the benefits. 

“The Haley Hotel simply gets it,” said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. “As the newest kid on the block, they are already ahead of the game. We applaud them and are honored they have joined the OpenKey family.” 

Today, OpenKey can be found in 50 countries on six continents. The innovative key technology works with 90 percent of all digital hotel locks and is both user-friendly and affordable. The Haley Hotel is one of the latest hotel brands to partner with OpenKey.

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 Haley Hotel

Based in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and surrounded by the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops and local attractions, the Haley Hotel is the ideal urban oasis. Our 17-room hotel offers contemporary, artistic and stylish accommodations in an unbeatable location. The brand new guestrooms feature modern furniture and artwork crafted by local artisans, bringing the soul of Santa Barbara into each room. We are modern, clean, comfortable, California.

Contact: Marcus Natale

marcus@haleyhotel.com / 805-770-8480

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