The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center Installs Kaba Mobile Access Solutions
June 10, 2015 5:03am
At HITEC Visit Kaba in Booth # 1921
June 15 to 18 at the Austin Convention Center
The Woodlands Resort Experiences Fast, Easy Five-Minute-Per-Door Upgrade from RFID to Kaba Mobile Access
MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – June 10, 2015 – Kaba installed its Mobile Access Solutions at The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center near Houston, Texas. This award winning property, owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), has 406 rooms and caters to conferences, business travelers and families. Kaba provides the Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks. Click here for information on Kaba electronic locks.
Kaba’s Mobile Access system allows hotel management to securely issue, revoke and update digital credentials on iOS mobile devices. Guests book a room on the resort’s website and download a free Woodlands Resort app, and when the room is ready for check-in, guests receive their Bluetooth-enabled key wirelessly. To access the room, the guest simply holds their phone up to the door’s lock.
“Mobile Access ensures that we can deliver a convenient and secure guest experience that meets today’s traveler’s expectation of mobile accessibility,” said Greg Parsons, General Manager of The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center and Vice President of Hospitality for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We are proud to be one of the first in the U.S., and the first in Texas, to install Kaba virtual key technology.”
Installation required only five minutes per door to install an upgraded BLE board. There was no need for drilling. The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center worked with Kaba to create an app and install the BLE hardware all under the property’s Kaba warranty.
The property also implemented Kaba Mobile Access at guest access points that included elevators, concierge areas and external hotel entry doors. Kaba’s supportive partnership with The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center made the mobile access upgrade easy.
Kaba RFID locks are mobile access ready
All Kaba RFID door locks shipped today are mobile-access compatible with iOS and Android devices to give operators a flexible choice of guest entry options. Kaba mobile locks utilize a cloud-based mobile access system and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to deliver a seamless, reliable and highly secure guest experience. Kaba's mobile access flexibility ensures that properties can deliver a guest experience that meets today’s travelers emerging demands for mobile accessibility. Kaba’s Mobile Key App offers hoteliers a choice of branding options depending on their overall mobile strategy to allow guests check-in online with their mobile device and use during their stay as their very own mobile room key.
Kaba Mobile Access: Security first
Kaba's mobile access authorizations are encrypted in the Kaba system using the Legic Connect cloud solution. “Secure authorization is transferred to the hotel guest, and only decrypted within the guest room’s door lock. This guarantees security with reliable, convenient access to hotel rooms and other secure areas,” said Kaba’s Head of Lodging Global Business Development, Alastair Cush. Kaba’s RFID locks enhance the guest experience and provide a platform for future mobile technology expansion. Kaba leads the industry in developing and implementing total-enterprise security for guest doors, public spaces, and physical access in BLE, RFID and other platforms.
Kaba comes to HITEC 2015 with hands-on mobile access solutions for attendees to experience the convenience of using their own iOS devices for room entry. Kaba mobile access is Apple Watch compatible, at HITEC visit Booth 1921 to see a demo and enter a drawing for your own Apple Watch.
Are you ready for mobile access? Download a 6-point checklist for hoteliers
Is your property ready to install mobile access door lock systems for a superior guest experience? Find out now. Click here to download Kaba's white paper: “How Hoteliers Can Get to Secure Mobile Key: Understand what lies beyond the Tip of the Mobile Access Iceberg.”
Tags: kaba lodging,
Contact: Stephen Pollack,
Vice President Marketing
Contact: for media: Julie Keyser-Squires, APR,
The Mayumi Hotel Streamlines Mobile Keyless Access for New Flexible Stay, Community Driven Project with OpenKey
dormakaba Arrives at HD Expo With A Full Suite of Property Entrance and Opening Systems and Electronic Locks
Top Three 'Best US Hotels in 2018' Rely on dormakaba Electronic Locks
dormakaba White Paper: Steps to Deliver a 21st Century Mobile Access Experience
MIWA Lock Company Integrates With OpenKey to Bring Mobile Keyless Entry to Hotel Chains Around the World
dormakaba and OpenKey Partner For Mobile Access at AMResorts
Nordic Choice Hotels Celebrates Milestone in Security Innovation with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access at Multiple Properties
Making Sure That All Doors Are Open for Your Guests
Kerry Hirschy to Retire from dormakaba After a Successful 31 Year Career
YOTEL Installs dormakaba Electronic Locks at Boston Hotel
dormakaba Delivers ‘Smart Design Access’ at HX With Quantum® Pixel and Ambiance Solutions
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Revolutionizes Hotel Guest Convenience with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access
dormakaba Video: Steps for Easy Hotel Mobile Access Adoption
Zaplox Expands Mobile Key Services Partnership With SkiStar Under Newly Signed Agreement
McLaren Technologies Completes Australia’s First Full-Service App Project Incorporating ‘Keyless’ Hotel Entry for Guests
Le Pavillon Hotel Implements dormakaba Mobile Access in Combination with OpenKey App
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts Standardizes Multi-brand Portfolio on dormakaba Electronic Door Locks
Ariane Systems and ALE Expand Strategic Partnership to Maximize Guest Convenience and Hotel Operations Efficiency
dormakaba Launches Quantum® Pixel, the Next Generation of Quantum Locks at HITEC
Save the Date: Learn How to Simplify Mobile Adoption in May 31 Webinar
Please login or register to post a comment.