Aiden Darling Harbour Opens its Doors With ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions

Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, a provider of advanced security technology for the hospitality industry, announced the adoption of its Mobile Access-enabled VingCard Essence door locks combined with sleek and fully customizable VingCard Allure LED panels at the recently opened Aiden Darling Harbour by Best Western. Leveraging ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions’ strategic relationships with the industry’s leading technology providers, the hotel is also able to integrate the company’s advanced security technology with Telkonet’s energy management system as well as Liverton’s mobile app and self check-in kiosks, maximizing guest convenience, operational efficiency and energy savings.

With the implementation of VingCard Essence for each of its 88 guestrooms, Aiden Darling Harbour benefits from the industry’s highest standard in hotel security, with features that include advanced RFID data encryption to eliminate the risk of keycard cloning and unauthorized room access. A property designed to embody both elegance and a sense of modernity, Aiden Darling Harbour’s decision to adopt VingCard lock technology also allows it to further accentuate its unique and enticing style. With VingCard Essence engineered as a sleek and minimalistic solution capable of blending in with any interior décor, the property’s goal of providing guests with a truly memorable experience also includes the adoption of VingCard Allure LED panels to compliment the property’s locks. Installed adjacent to guestroom doors, VingCard Allure provides hoteliers with limitless potential in creating a customizable panel background design that aligns with branding or interior design needs. Consisting of one hallway-facing panel and another within the guestroom, VingCard Allure also boosts guest privacy and convenience by allowing them to post ‘do-not-disturb’ or ‘make up room’ notifications without having to open the door.  

With Liverton serving as a Certified Partner, Mobile Access by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions is made available to the property’s guests via the Liverton guest-facing mobile app. With Mobile Access, guests can effortlessly check-in and gain instant access to guestrooms using personal devices as a secure digital key. By also integrating its VingCard locks with Liverton’s self check-in kiosk technology, the hotel can further provide another hassle-free and intuitive alternative to the check-in/out process. Guests using the kiosks can sidestep front desk lines by instantly being issued their room key. This not only streamlines guest experiences and removes obstacles preventing guests from immediately enjoying their stay, but also represents significant time-savings for hotel staff by eliminating several routine check-in processes. This includes the processing of credit card transactions, the need for guests to sign terms and conditions, as well as the ability to identify arriving guests who are loyalty program members. 

“Ensuring our guests enjoy a seamless, safe, enriching and memorable stay is our utmost priority - and we've been able to deliver on this commitment since opening the hotel, with the support of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions' innovative security technology,” said Nicolas Chen, owner of Aiden Darling Harbour.” 

 “ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, together with Telkonet and Liverton, have ensured that we're best placed to effortlessly implement an interconnected operational ecosystem where enhanced guest safety and convenience also comes with the potential for cost savings for our hotel.”  

With the integration of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions technology with Telkonet’s Eco Touch+ thermostats and EcoCentral advanced energy management system, Aiden Darling Harbour is able to instantly and automatically detect room occupancy status in real-time. This significantly provides the ability for in-room amenities such as thermostats or lighting to be adjusted to energy-saving levels once a room becomes vacant, while automatically re-adjusting settings once a guest enters to ensure continued comfort.    


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