Pier House Resort & Spa Plugs Into Partnership with OpenKey

Key West address that launched the music careers of Jimmy Buffett and Bob Marley to offer universal mobile key technology to guests

DALLAS, TX (July 11, 2017) – OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key technology in hotels, has been selected by the Pier House Resort & Spa in Key West, Florida as the property’s mobile key and amenity app of choice. The partnership keeps in theme with the iconic beachfront address’ laid-back, local vibe serving as the perfect Key West respite.Pier House

The award-winning OpenKey app will enable effortless room access for guests of the Pier House and reduce the resort’s carbon footprint through elimination of disposable plastic keys. OpenKey will further be available to guests as a go-to resource for conveniences such as directions to the property, amenity booking and notification of early or late arrival to the property.

In addition to guaranteeing added convenience for guests, the Pier House staff will reap the benefits of OpenKey’s unique mobile key technology as well. OpenKey’s flexible software works with any property management software system, allowing for a seamless transition from the hotel’s traditional but expensive RFID cards. The smart technology allows front desk staff to better manage the guest experience, increase customer loyalty and improve administrative efficiency.

“Partnering with OpenKey makes perfect sense for us,” said Joseph Dantoni, General Manager of Pier House. “The technology means one less hassle for travelers to deal with during their visit to the Florida Keys. It also complements our onsite programming, including our enduring focus on sustainability and the preservation of Key West, while enabling us to ensure guests a relaxing stay along the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico.”

Pier House has long been a popular retreat for travelers to Key West, mixing the romance, culture and tropical adventure of the island with elegance and comfort. Located on Duval Street just a few blocks from Old Town, the iconic property offers 119 guest rooms and 23 suites and its own white-sand beach. 

“We are excited to implement OpenKey at the Pier House Resort & Spa,” said Brian Shedd, VP of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. “Our universal mobile key provides guests with a simple and secure vacation experience and serves as an elegant, eco-friendly alternative to traditional hotel card-keys.”

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

About Pier House

An adventurous haven presenting classic Key West charm with a storied past, Pier House Resort & Spa has been a Florida Keys’ icon for nearly 40 years. Offering 119 guest rooms and 23 suites, an award-winning spa, three dining options and event and meeting space, the resort boasts a private, white-sandy beach, stunning views and the legendary Chart Room. Known as a famed little bar with hundreds of stories like Jimmy Buffett starting his career in the quaint watering hole. The Pier House Resort & Spa provides genuine guest service among lush tropical gardens.

Media Contact for OpenKey:

Nicole Vassallo
Hawkins International PR


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