The Woodlands Resort Installs Kaba Mobile Access Solutions
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center recently installed Kaba’s Mobile Access Solutions, which allows hotel management to securely issue, revoke and update digital credentials on iOS mobile devices. Guests book a room on the resort’s website and download a free Woodlands Resort app, and when the room is ready for check-in, guests receive their Bluetooth-enabled key wirelessly. To access the room, the guest simply holds his or her phone up to the door’s lock.
“Mobile Access ensures that we can deliver a convenient and secure guest experience that meets today’s traveler’s expectation of mobile accessibility,” said Greg Parsons, general manager of The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center and vice president of Hospitality for parent company The Howard Hughes Corporation.
Installation required only five minutes per door to install an upgraded BLE board. There was no need for drilling. The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center worked with Kaba to create an app and install the BLE hardware all under the property’s Kaba warranty.
The property also implemented Kaba Mobile Access at guest access points that included elevators, concierge areas and external hotel entry doors.
AT HITEC 2015, Kaba will be featuring its RFID door locks that are mobile-access compatible with iOS and Android devices. Kaba mobile locks utilize a cloud-based mobile access system and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to deliver a seamless and highly secure guest experience. Kaba’s Mobile Key App offers hoteliers a choice of branding options depending on their overall mobile strategy to allow guests check-in online with their mobile device and use during their stay as their very own mobile room key.
Kaba mobile access is also Apple Watch compatible.