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Stockholm - June 13, 2018 - ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, provider of advanced security technologies for the hospitality industry, announces the launch of its cloud-based access management system, Vostio. The first cloud-based system of its kind designed for the hotel space, Vostio is a maintenance-free and universally accessible system that requires no local servers, providing staff with a user-friendly solution that allows them to efficiently manage all areas of a property from any location.

Designed to maximize operational efficiency and enhance the guest experience, Vostio works to ensure that all properties across a hotel chain are equipped with the same high standard functionality and that all corporate guidelines are uniformly followed. With a focus on enhanced security and data privacy, Vostio is GDPR ready and built on the latest industry standards, ensuring total data confidentiality, integrity and traceability through the use of its encrypted system. As a cloud-based platform, Vostio also receives automatic software updates to ensure that properties are always fully protected against the latest threats and vulnerabilities.

"We're in a new era of security technology, with hotels and businesses in general moving away from traditional hardware to incorporate cloud-based solutions to streamline operations and increase property and data security," says Christophe Sut, Executive Vice President and Head of the Global Technologies business unit for ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "With this in mind, we knew that, to continue the evolution of security technology, that we needed to develop a new groundbreaking solution that still offered the traditional services we are known for, while creating an entirely new experience that ensures security and peace of mind for everyone."

Since Vostio is accessed through the cloud, hoteliers can now leverage the ability to securely oversee and manage their access management operations from anywhere in the world, with features that include:

  • Control staff and guest access
  • Instant activation or deactivation of mobile keys
  • Coding of RFID keycards when used in conjunction with an encoder
  • Revocation of room access to ensure onsite security
  • Monitoring of system health
  • Reviewing events such as access attempts and keycard creation
  • With no need for on-site servers, hoteliers using Vostio can also avoid both costly hardware expenses and time-consuming maintenance issues. Further reducing costs, Vostio's also offers standardized monthly license subscriptions. Developed as a future-proof system, Vostio is equipped to seamlessly integrate with new property upgrades and is also compatible with existing door hardware. Vostio's scalable platform allows it to meet the needs of any property, regardless of type or size, and can integrate with other cloud-based solutions to additionally improve efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Hoteliers will get a first look at Vostio and its capabilities at HITEC Houston, taking place June 18-21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. To schedule a demo during HITEC at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's booth #901, please click here to fill out an online request form.

 
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RALEIGH, N.C., June 6, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Delta Five’s revolutionary pest monitoring system with IoT smart technology is the future of bed bug elimination. The company recently announced its 100 percent Bed Bug Free Guarantee and financing options, just in time for Bed Bug Awareness Week (June 3-9, 2018).

With a refreshing, environmentally friendly alternative to conventional options, Delta Five brings an innovative and eco-friendly solution to hoteliers everywhere. This product is transforming the industry and allowing hotels to introduce an ecological proactive measure that’s detecting bed bugs early.

According to the National Pest Management Association’s 2018 Bugs Without Borders Survey recently released, Pest Control Professionals are seeing a summer spike in bed bug calls. In fact, 51 percent of pest professionals said summer was the busiest season for bed bugs. The survey also found that 97 percent of pest professionals have treated for bed bugs in the past year.

Now, defending against bed bugs is easier than ever with automated pest detection technology that allows you to monitor rooms 24/7 for bed bugs and other pests. The product is easy to use, and upon detecting a pest, the device alerts you in real-time via email or text. The alert provides an image of the pest, as well as where and when it was detected.

Hoteliers like Dan Robarge, General Manager, Hampton Inn Lumberton are embracing a proactive approach to bed bugs. “It has been a pleasure working with the team from Delta Five Systems while they installed their pest detection system in our guest rooms. We are now proactively monitoring all of our rooms so we can take action without the guest having to report an issue,” Robarge commented.

Hoteliers can learn more about the Delta Five Automated Insect Detection and Monitoring System at www.deltafive.com.

 
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Stockholm - June 6, 2018ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, provider of advanced security technologies for the hospitality industry, announces the successful integration of its ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access keyless entry solution with OpenKey, a leading developer of hotel entry mobile applications. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and OpenKey have implemented mobile key-based guest access at multiple properties across the globe, including The Cow, Victoria Inn Winnipeg Hotel, The Lodge at Kiln Creek, The Astro Motel, Pier House, The Ashton, Brookstreet Hotel, Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun and Avista Resort.

"As an innovator of hotel security solutions, we are dedicated to aligning with companies that share our vision of a future where hotels utilize cutting-edge technologies to increase guest and staff security," says Eric Thomsen, general manager software & credentials at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "OpenKey has made waves in the industry by supplying hoteliers with a user-friendly solution to allow guests to enter their room through a mobile application, evolving mobile access into the new standard in hotel access."

Operating through secure Seos technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access delivers a digitally encrypted key directly to a guest's smart device, which can be accessed through OpenKey's mobile application at certain properties. Instead of employing the traditional front desk check in process, guests have the option to check in remotely and enter their room immediately upon arrival by swiping their personal smartphone against a mobile access-compatible lock.

"We knew when we started OpenKey that we wanted to work with well established and highly respected companies, the best of the best," says TJ Person, CEO of OpenKey. "Through this collaboration with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, two of the largest innovators in the world of mobile key technology joined forces to engage guests and ensure their security with an advanced and convenient solution."

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality will be able to offer its innovative ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access solution to additional hotels by integrating it into OpenKey's guest-facing mobile application. OpenKey's solution offers the ability to be fully customized to each specific property implementing ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, allowing hotels to offer their guests unique experiences based on their specific brand preferences and onsite offerings.

For more information about ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of electronic in-room safes and locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com. For more information on OpenKey's solutions, please visit www.openkey.co.

 
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DENVER (June 6, 2018) — RLH Corporation (NYSE:RLH) announced today the appointment of Gary Sims as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Sims brings over 30 years of experience with notable brands around the globe including over ten years of franchise and management sales experience at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He willoversee all franchise operations, sales, hotel management andhuman resources. Sims will be based in the company’s headquarters in Denver and is expected to begin in his position on June 25, 2018.

Sims joins RLH Corporation from Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in southern California, where he served as managing director of the 650-room luxury golf resort with two 18-hole golf courses, 40,000 square foot spa, 17 court tennis center and 120,000 square feet of meeting space. He led all operations and strategy for the resort, driving incremental revenue and exceptional service.

Prior to Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Sims served as senior vice president of operations for Pyramid Hotel Group since 2013. There, he oversaw 12 hotels and resorts across the United States and Caribbean, providing operational support, owner relations, capital planning, sales and marketing. 

Sims also served as area managing director, Las Vegas for Hilton Hotels Worldwide. In his role, he was directly responsible for all Hilton managed properties in Las Vegas consisting of five properties and 3,800 rooms. He also managed the La Quinta Resort and PGA West, an 800 room Resort in La Quinta California. Sims has additionally held senior positions at Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, working in brand development and negotiating management and franchise agreements throughout the world.

“Gary is an industry veteran with many years of experience growing franchise brands and operations for the top hotel companies in the world,” said RLH Corporation President & CEO Greg Mount. “He is highly respected in the industry and will be critical in our efforts to grow our brands through our focus on franchising.  Gary's appointment is another example of RLH Corporation attracting industry-leading talent to its executive team."

To learn more about franchising with RLH Corporation, visit franchise.rlhco.com. We don’t wait for the future. We create it.

 

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