Le Méridien Qingdao Taps VingCard Locking System for Security and Design

The new Le Méridien Qingdao in Qingdao, China has just completed the installation of VISION by VingCard, a flexible hotel lock system with intuitive touchscreen technology, and Signature by VingCard electronic door locks.

Located in the new CBD of Qingdao, the luxury property features 348 guest rooms, three restaurants, a Lobby Lounge, spa, Fitness Center, indoor pool and 2,000 square meters of meeting space. Based on the size and prestige of the development, the property required the protection and operational support of a world-class security provider like VingCard.

"Our property is ideally located in the Qingdao Wanda Plaza in the center of the Shei Bei District, with a breathtaking view of Jiaozhou Bay, attracting both the business and leisure travelers," says Shen Feng, Deputy general of Wanda Hotel Investment & Development Co. Ltd. "With this high demand, our hotel has a greater need for security and efficiency. By choosing VISION by VingCard, we can streamline our property to make it run more efficiently by integrating our front-desk system to our current PMS workstations and server."

VISION by VingCard offers a cost-effective solution for properties like Le Méridien to control access to every door on their property. Unlike traditional systems, VISION by VingCard uses intuitive touchscreen technology and menu-driven software for user-friendly operation. The system allows properties to integrate into their current PMS (Property Management System) or any other Windows-based workstation and use Plug-and-Play connectivity for quick and easy installation. By providing these functions, Le Méridien Qingdao can expect to increase the overall productivity of hotel operations and the overall security.

"Now that we are up and running on the portable Windows pocket PC LockLink, our staff can easily view the last 100 locking events directly from the guestroom door," says Shen Feng. "The new system keeps us constantly up-to-date on everything that is going on at our hotel, providing a sense of security for guests and hoteliers alike."

Signature by VingCard
To complement the VISION by VingCard system, Le Méridien Qingdao also chose Signature by VingCard. Designed for the most sophisticated hotels around the world, Signature by VingCard features a 600 event audit trail, re-programmable flash RAM lock memory and both magnetic stripe and combo reader options. Additionally, the lock maximizes convenience for hoteliers and provides user-friendly guest interaction. Signature by VingCard also features upgradeable technology and flexible configurations, including an optional mechanical override cylinder and a special high-resistant polymer battery cover.

In addition to being secure and reliable, Signature by VingCard features minimal door hardware with only the bezel for card insertion and the designer handle visible on the outside of the guestroom door. It is available in any one of VingCard's nine different finishes, including two alternative bezel styles -- Signature Trend for contemporary designs and Signature Décor for more traditional styles. Additionally, several designers' collection door handles allow architects and designers to create an aesthetically pleasing environment for hotel guests.

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