Essence, VingCard Elsafe’s Invisible Locking System, Debuts At Luxury Hotel Bristol Vienna
5-star Austrian hotel is first to feature guestrooms with hidden locks and access devices
"The moment I was introduced to the Essence by VingCard lock, I was struck by the minimalistic design and I realized that it would help the hotel to become even more elegant and beautiful, perfectly fitting into our Art Deco design," says Matthias Winkler, co-owner of the 150-room Hotel Bristol. "Essence has allowed us to create a clean design in our hallways, giving it a modern sophistication that is simply unmatched by any other luxury hotel in Vienna."
VingCard Elsafe's suite of RFID locking systems feature contactless access control via Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) encoded communication and secure anti-cloning software. Additionally, VingCard Elsafe RFID solutions are 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 mobile devices as room keys. Both communication protocols are compatible with Essence by VingCard locks.
In addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits for hoteliers, Essence by VingCard also minimizes several other operational challenges inherent to guestroom locking hardware, such as integration, installation and maintenance. Essence by VingCard is compatible with VingCard Elsafe's patented VISIONLINE system, a proprietary wireless networking platform that connects standalone electronic locks and other guestroom devices and systems, via a central property server.
"We are very excited about the debut of our Essence lock at the Hotel Bristol Vienna, and would like to express our gratitude to Andreas Spitzer from Ameya GmbH, our business partner in Austria and everyone involved who made this possible," said Tim Shea, global president of VingCard Elsafe. "We look forward to implementing this unique design and security solution at additional properties around the globe."
VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems and electronic in-room safes for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit www.vingcardelsafe.com.
About Hotel Bristol, Vienna
A member of Starwood Hotels & Resorts' prestigious Luxury Collection, Hotel Bristol opened in 1892. The hotel, which is located adjacent to the Vienna State Opera, boasts 140 rooms and suites, including the legendary Prince of Wales Suite. Throughout the 5-star Hotel Bristol Vienna, find antiques of the fin de siècle harmoniously combined with the latest technology providing an authentic stay. The 5-star hotel in Vienna is a place for unforgettable moments. For reservations and more information, visit www.bristolvienna.com.
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About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
The global leader in hotel security technology for nearly 40 years, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is a part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company with 47,000 employees. With products installed in properties all over the world, securing millions of guestrooms globally, the company's comprehensive range of security and technology solutions is comprised of VingCard electronic locks, Elsafe in-room safes, integrated software platforms and advanced mobile access solutions. Its latest innovation, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access provides advanced security for hotels and augments the stay experience for today's tech-savvy guests. Operating with secure Seos technology, Mobile Access allocates guestrooms and generates encrypted digital keys over a secure channel. This allows users to bypass the front desk and access their assigned guestrooms via their personal smart phones and watches. In order to provide best-in-class customer service, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality offers support in more than 166 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.