Mobile Key Technology Startup, OpenKey, Sees Impressive Expansion into 8 Countries across 4 Continents

Three-year-old company based in Plano, Texas provides mobile key technology for independent hotels, while elevating the guest experience

DALLAS, TX (July 6, 2017) – OpenKey, the world’s leading mobile key technology startup company, is making big strides in hotels and resorts around the globe, with expansion into 8 countries across 4 continents including Hong Kong, Canada, Netherlands, Philippines, Australia, Mexico, United Kingdom, and the United States. Based in Plano, Texas, the brand has successfully created an experience-focused technology platform for independent hotels and brands with a mobile access solution that, among other things, offers guests keyless access to their rooms.OpenKey-World-Map-Crop-7.5.17.png

“As the travel and hospitality industries continue to adopt new technology, OpenKey has worked to create a mobile key technology service that is both affordable and user-friendly,” said TJ Person, CEO of OpenKey. “This makes it easier for boutique hotels and independent brands around the world to tap into the emerging tech trend, while simultaneously elevating their overall guest experience.”

Since launching operations in 2014 with a team of 3, OpenKey has grown to 30 employees globally and has plans to double its talent count within the next 18 months. Meanwhile, from its original 200 hotel rooms in Georgia, OpenKey is projected to service over 15,000 rooms this year and 35,000+ rooms by the end of 2018.

OpenKey’s mobile key technology provides guests with the option to check in remotely, allowing them to skip the line at the front desk. In addition to checking in, the app acts as a one-stop-shop for hotel information, including directions to the property, amenity booking, notification of early/late arrival times, and more.

The technology behind OpenKey’s mobile key device is the result of market opportunity. The brand benefits its growing portfolio of independent hotel clients by creating an affordable model that can be integrated into a property’s existing program or used as a standalone service. OpenKey works with 90 percent of all digital hotel locks, making it easy to integrate into both new builds and existing hotels. Its platform solution is integrated with the largest lock manufacturers in the world for Bluetooth Low Energy guest room locks required for digital keyless entry.

With OpenKey, hotels also benefit from improved administrative efficiency, mitigated costs normally allotted toward the purchase of traditional plastic keys, and simultaneous reduction of the hotel carbon footprint.

“We’re optimistic about the brand’s continued success and growth, and look forward to expanding our global market outreach,” said Person.

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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

Media Contact for OpenKey:

Nicole Vassallo
Hawkins International PR


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