The most visible piece of the hotel's technological upgrade is the installation of VingCard Elsafe's Signature RFID locks. The RFID locks allow for simple, contactless guestroom entry, and they communicate with VISIONLINE by VingCard to give hotel staff a real-time view of guestroom access attempts for quick security response in the event of an intruder, or to notify guests if a door is left ajar. Additionally, the system is designed to be easily adapted to Near Field Communication (NFC)-technology that is expected to be in widespread use globally within a few years and which will enable travelers to use their mobile phones as room keys and could allow guests to go straight to their rooms upon arrival.
In fact, for a limited segment of Grand Hyatt San Francisco guests-the hotel's 75 most frequent customers-the hotel is already using the RFID locks to allow the bypassing of check-in. As part of a program being piloted by Hyatt Hotels Corp., these loyal guests have been given an RFID-enabled loyalty keycard that they can reuse on each visit to the property and which is remotely activated and deactivated as appropriate.
"The VingCard Elsafe suite of security solutions combines stringent safety standards with cutting-edge technology and high design to an extent that our competition simply can't match," says Tim Shea, CEO ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "Adding the Orion energy management system to the 360-degree view of the hotel provided by VISIONLINE by VingCard makes good environmental and economic sense, as well."
VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems, electronic in-room safes and energy management solutions for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit www.vingcardelsafe.com.
About Grand Hyatt San Francisco
With an unparalleled location in the heart of the vibrant metropolis of San Francisco, Grand Hyatt San Francisco offers luxurious accommodations, authentic hospitality and limitless access to the City by the Bay's world-class shopping, historic landmarks, attractions, premier dining and entertainment. Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, Grand Hyatt San Francisco features 659 guestrooms, including 29 suites, Respire hypo-allergenic rooms, a private Grand Club, expert Les Clef d'Or Concierge staff, a state-of-the-art Stay Fit health club, sophisticated dining with spectacular panoramic views, as well as award winning business facilities with 25,000 square feet of flexible function space, plus San Francisco's only conference theatre. For more information, call 415.398.1234, or visit www.grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com.
About VingCard Elsafe
The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 39,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 6.5 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company. VingCard provides numerous electronic locking system solutions, including traditional magnetic-stripe, smartcard systems and the latest RFID electronic locks compatible with the main ISO standards: ISO 14.443A (MIFARE), ISO 14.443B, ISO15.693 and NFC-compatible (Near Field Communication), fully integrated PMS interface software solutions, as well as the world leader in wireless online locking solutions for hotels based on ZigBee secured open platform. VingCard has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. Elsafe provides the only UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market today in keypad and card-based models. Elsafe Safes include a UL-listed internal power outlet to support recharging of laptops and camcorders, full wireless online capabilities and RFID versions compatible with VingCard system. Elsafe customers also enjoy the same worldwide service and support. Orion by VingCard Elsafe is the new Energy Management Solution that reduces energy consumption, ensures guest comfort and contributes to improve hotels green initiatives. The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group is dedicated to the hospitality industry. For more information on VingCard Elsafe, visit www.vingcardelsafe.com
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