The partnership will allow hotels to reduce touchpoints, save the cost of traditional plastic key cards and streamline operations by enabling guests to use their smartphone to check in and access their room.
Virdee, whose name is a play on VRD, saw an urgent need for solutions to help hotels achieve operational efficiencies and cost savings in a contactless environment. Its growing popularity shows the hospitality industry has taken note.
The digital eco-system will include features such as online and mobile check in, in hotel payment, the ‘Accor Key’ – a digital key solution, digital F&B services and guest relations via Whatsapp throughout the stay.
Driven by overwhelming mobile usage, restaurants are turning to landing pages, a simpler solution to streamline the digital experience for their customers who want fast, easy results with their contactless menus.
For hotels, the smart features streamline guest requests and assist stretched hotel staff. The smart integrations also create additional efficiencies to reset thermostats, shut off lighting and even close curtains as guests check out.