Driven by millennials and other technology-loving guests, the interest in hotel mobile keyless entry is starting to peak. Forward-thinking hoteliers are increasingly adopting this immersive approach towards a more tech-enhanced guest experience across their hotel establishments.
What makes keyless guest entry so attractive for the hospitality industry? In a nutshell, implementing mobile key technology provides guests with the convenience of reducing time at the front desk and assists in the prevention of lost or forgotten room keys. From the hotel’s perspective, mobile key technology can save hotels money on the production of additional plastic keys while keeping that plastic out of landfills and increasing staff efficiency. Today, more than ever the right technology can give your property a leg up on the competition in your market as well as improve your operating margins. Here are a few hotels that have integrated OpenKey’s technology in an effort to give their locations an added advantage.
Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre
Part of Coast Hotels & Resorts, the Canmore Alberta hotel is situated just minutes from the resort town of Banff and one hour west of Calgary. Every room in this impressive hotel is designed with guest comfort and convenience in mind, including individual climate control, flat screen TVs, triple sheeting and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi that comes standard at every Coast hotel.
Guests at the Coast Canmore have the ability to complete check-in remotely, receive a hotel room assignment and bypass the front desk, use their mobile key to access their hotel room and common area doors, all from their mobile device.
The Woodmark Hotel
Located just 15 minutes outside of Seattle on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington, The unique Woodmark hotel was voted as one of the Top Hotels in The Pacific Northwest & Alaska by Conde Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. More recently, they integrated conveniences such as OpenKey’s mobile technology to provide guests with the freedom to use their smartphone for keyless room entry and express check-out. Additionally, with their latest tech upgrade, guests at the hotel now also access hotel directions, dining options and Wi-Fi information via their smartphones.
“The Woodmark Hotel continues to elevate the guest experience in providing a broad array of one-of-a-kind amenities in the greater Seattle area,” said Howard Jacobs, Area General Manager for Destination Hotels/Two Roads Hospitality. “OpenKey has been an excellent partner in allowing our customers a streamlined ability via their smartphone to check in remotely as well as access their guest room.”
Martin Resorts Upgrades The Paso Robles
Located on the downtown square in charming Paso Robles, CA this full-service hotel combines the charm of a wine country retreat with the latest hotel technology to give guests an unrivaled experience. In addition to offering the safety and convenience of mobile keyless entry, The Paso Robles Inn features private tubs in select rooms, beautifully landscaped and manicured gardens, and an on-site steakhouse.
Visitors have traditionally sought out the Inn for their unmatched mix of relaxation and hospitality. Martin Resorts has worked to preserve the historic charm of the property but also kept up with the times by adding OpenKey’s mobile keyless entry solution.
The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
At The Clarendon Hotel and Spa guests can enjoy both a beautiful skyline and mountain views at the hotel’s SkyDeck rooftop. They’ve also been recognized as having one of the best hotel pools in the city with the award-winning Oasis Pool that features one of the largest water walls in the world, VIP indoor and outdoor luxury cabanas and a 50-person HydroSpa. In addition to the full-service spa on-site, guests can enjoy massages, reflexology and aromatherapy treatments. The hotel now also offers the perfect blend of luxury and technology. With their recent integration of OpenKey’s mobile keyless technology, guests at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa have the ability to complete check-in remotely, receive a hotel room assignment and bypass the front desk. Additionally, with OpenKey guests staying at the hotel also receive hotel directions and free Wi-Fi codes directly to their phone and can inform the property of early or late arrival with a swipe of a finger.
Silversmith Hotel Teams Up With OpenKey
The Silversmith Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel located in Chicago, focuses on creating a distinct hotel experience through its renovation process, blending contemporary design elements with historic architecture. Each of the spacious 144-deluxe guestrooms features 12-foot ceilings and the addition of high-tech amenities like complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and keyless room access.
Eric Batis, VP Portfolio Management for Silversmith owner Ashford Hospitality Trust recently shared that they understand the importance of convenience for today’s traveler. “Whether it’s for business or pleasure, our goal is to make sure our guests enjoy luxurious accommodations with high-tech amenities,” he said, “Introducing OpenKey’s mobile technology as part of our services ensures our guests get the best of both worlds.”
The broad adaptation of keyless entry is soon to drive positive changes in guest and host activities across the hotel industry. OpenKey aims to continuously revolutionize the hotel industry and reshape the standard for guest service. The seamless transition from traditional key cards to keyless entry has made OpenKey the go-to choice for hotels going through a renovation or looking to upgrade in the most cost-efficient manner.