Leading German designer hotel group Prizeotel implemented ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access in their hotels to provide guests with a more convenient and secure alternative to keys.

Specialising in offering chic, affordable accommodations at central locations in Bremen, Hamburg, and Hannover, Prizeotel sought to match the quality of guest services with their modern, stylish hotel interiors at the three locations. A key objective was to eliminate the need for guests to wait for assistance at the check-in point.

Prizeotel has implemented the cutting-edge technology of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access to enhance security and convenience for their guests. Hotel guests can now use their smart devices as digital room keys, completely bypassing the reception desk or any time-consuming check-in process upon arrival. The solution is accessed when an individual initiates a request via a mobile app.

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access works with a hotel’s property management system to allocate a guestroom and generate an encrypted digital key that is securely delivered to the guest’s smartphone. The smartphone places the key in a secure key vault within the hotel’s mobile app. When presented to the appropriate lock, the app transmits the encrypted key via a secure communication channel, ensuring only authorised users receive the digital key information and gain access. 

The digital keys operate with modern VingCard Signature RFID door locks installed throughout the hotels. The locks, which only require the installation of a small RFID reader on the door, are protected with advanced anti-cloning technology to guard against unauthorised access. The door locks work together with the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Visionline data communication platform.

Prizeotel CEO and Cofounder Marco Nussbaum comments that ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access has greatly enhanced their ability to offer state-of-the-art security and services at their hotels while ensuring a convenience-enhancing experience for their guests all the way.

Image: Eric Laignel © Prize Management Group