OpenKey Partners with SiteMinder to Bring Automated Mobile Key to More Countries
OpenKey announced it has partnered with the global hotel industry’s guest acquisition platform, SiteMinder, to make the delivery of mobile keys automated, faster and more widely available to hotel properties worldwide. Together, the companies will reach more than 160 countries where their platforms are currently active.
The automated mobile key delivery will be enabled by SiteMinder Exchange, a connectivity solution launched in the summer for creators of hotel property management systems (PMSs) and hotel applications everywhere. Hotel properties that subscribe to both a SiteMinder Exchange-connected PMS and the OpenKey mobile platform will have access to this innovative, automated mobile key feature.
Mobile key has become a competitive differentiator for hotel properties. It is reported that a combined 60 percent of travelers are “more likely” to choose a hotel that allows guests to check in and open doors with a smartphone than a hotel that doesn’t. With the advanced automated mobile key delivery feature, hotel properties will make check-in even quicker and easier for their guests.
Sitting at the center of the travel ecosystem, SiteMinder today services 30,000 hotels with guest acquisition solutions that generate $35 million in hotel revenue each year. OpenKey was founded in 2014 and recently opened a second office in Shanghai, China. Its mobile key technology can be found across 60 countries on six continents.