Holiday Inn Express Embraces Front Desk Bypass Solution
A new Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites, opening in Duncan, Oklahoma, will be the first in the Sooner state to enable guests to bypass the front desk process and unlock their room door with their mobile device. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Duncan will give travelers the option of using any mobile phone to serve as a room key for their entire stay, rolling out the Mobile Key by OpenWays. The 80-room hotel (which includes 37 suites) is owned and operated by Apollo Hospitality Firm.
OpenWays uses a Crypto Acoustic Credential (CAC) and text messaging to securely deliver a unique acoustic key to the guest anywhere in the world. The CAC solution can be retrofitted to the major electronic locks on the market. It is compatible with all 6.5 billion mobile phones in the world, including all cell phone network technologies (GSM, UMTS, CDMA, 3GCDMA, 4G, LTE, WIMAX...) and ALL Mobile OS standards (Blackberry, Apple iPhone, Symbian, Google Android, JAVA J2ME, Microsoft Windows mobile and more).
A mobile key app will also be available to guests allowing smartphone users to securely obtain their room number and room key by simply pressing an icon on their intelligent device. ALL smartphone operating systems, including Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7, J2ME, Symbian OS, Brew, MeeGo, and Bada, can facilitate the mobile key app.