AMResorts Property to Offer Mobile Access with dormakaba and OpenKey's Help
dormakaba, the provider of Saflok and Ilco electronic locks, announced it partnered with OpenKey, a provider of keyless mobile entry, to deliver mobile access at an AMResorts property. dormakaba and OpenKey first established a Preferred Partnership in February 2016 to provide fast, efficient installations of hospitality Mobile Access systems. Most recently, the partnership resulted in a mobile access solution at the AMResorts AAA Five Diamond property, Zöetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, in Mexico.
“Mobile access is an important part of AMResorts’ innovation program. We trusted dormakaba and OpenKey to come together in order to launch our mobile access pilot program at Zöetry Paraiso de la Bonita in the Riviera Maya,” said Baldemar Romo, Apple Leisure Group’s Director of IT International. AMResorts is a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group. “Our biggest markets are the United States and Canada, where consumers are already familiar with mobile access. OpenKey’s mobile app integrates with our current on-property mobile application to help support guest loyalty.”
dormakaba’s mobile access solution is a secure, end-to-end mobile credential application utilizing Bluetooth Low energy (BLE). It may be seamlessly integrated with brand loyalty apps and chain technology infrastructures, as well as third party mobile integrator apps. Cloud-based dormakaba mobile access enables guests to open their room doors with their own BLE mobile phone or device, including the Apple Watch, as a flexible alternative to a classic RFID keycard. dormakaba RFID locks manufactured today are compatible with BLE, IOS and Android mobile technology.
"We selected Saflok RT BLE-enabled locks to operate with dormakaba’s mobile access solution," said General Manager of Zöetry Paraiso de la Bonita Ankara Angulo. "The OpenKey app allows guests to easily open their room doors, with just their cell phones. The OpenKey and dormakaba teams worked well together to complete the installation across our entire resort in just three days. We are excited to see guest feedback to this new exciting installation.”
AMResorts, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group, is a fast growing provider of sales, marketing and brand management services to six individually unique resort brands throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. AMResorts brands include Zöetry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Now Resorts & Spas, and Sunscape Resorts & Spas.
dormakaba's partnership with OpenKey benefits operators as well as guests by streamlining the check-in process and increasing app-driven loyalty. Guests at Zöetry Paraiso de la Bonita have the option of bypassing the front desk by downloading AMResorts’ OpenKey app to secure an encrypted key code. dormakaba and OpenKey are moving forward with mobile access installations at multiple properties this year.