Siberia Bar & Hotel And OpenKey Offer Scotland’s First Contactless Check-in

DALLAS, October 26th, 2021 – OpenKey, the industry standard for universal Digital Key in hotels, today announced the successful launch of Digital Key technology in Siberia Bar & Hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland. Siberia is a modern, independent boutique bar and hotel, located on historic Belmont Street in the heart of Aberdeen City Centre. A fiercely independent company, Siberia prides itself on “doing it our way for over 20 years.” In implementing OpenKey’s next-generation platform, Siberia is empowered to operate more efficiently by offering fully contactless guest check-ins, thereby increasing convenience and safety for guests and staff.

With Digital Key, Siberia offers a touchless hotel check-in experience. By partnering with OpenKey and utilizing key integrations (Cloudbeds PMS system and ASSA ABLOY Group locks), this step forward promises a seamless experience for guests, allowing them the option to bypass the front desk and go directly to their rooms. Further, by removing the physical check-in process, Digital Key streamlines front desk workflows – so hotel staff can focus on delivering even more outstanding customer service.

“We are thrilled to enable Siberia in their commitment to innovation and independence. From the beginning, OpenKey has been dedicated to the future of hospitality, and we are delighted to work with a boutique hotel as passionate about enhancing guest services as we are,” said Jacob Liggett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at OpenKey.

Implementing OpenKey’s digital key technology marks the dawning of a new technological age,” said Siberia Director Stuart McPhee, “OpenKey is now live, allowing our guests the option to skip check-in and head straight to their rooms. We are the FIRST hotel in Scotland to be using this software, and we are looking forward to seeing how it improves the guest experience and streamlines check-in processes.”

About Siberia Bar & Hotel

Established in 1994 Siberia Bar and Hotel boasts everything you could need on a visit to the Granite City.  Consisting of 16 rooms and 2 apartments, Siberia Hotel allows residents to feel at home, away from home, in a central location.  Guests can enjoy free wi-fi facilities, breakfast, and much more throughout their stay.

Team Siberia pride themselves in their honest and no-nonsense approach. Providing a relaxed and friendly environment in both the hotel and its sister venue “Siberia Bar”; the perfect place to grab a slice of pizza or have a dance to some of its weekend entertainment!

About OpenKey

In 2014, OpenKey set out to perfect mobile access. Since then, the OpenKey team has helped hotels and resorts around the world develop a guest experience they can enjoy as much as their guests do. We work with existing platforms to advance your property into an exciting new era of customer engagement. Our dedicated staff provides a seamless transition to keyless entry, remote check-in, hotel-specific apps, and much more, all tailored to your property and your guests. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit

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