Kaba Mobile Key Access Integrates with hetras PMS; Delivers ‘Automated Guest Journey’ at Village HotelsKaba announced that it partnered with hetras to implement a fully-integrated Mobile Key Access solution for Village Hotels. The Village Hotel Glasgow, Scotland went live with Kaba-hetras mobile access on October 25.
Village Hotels expects to complete its full mobile guest experience rollout to all 28 properties in 2016. Kaba provides the Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks. hetras is the leading German-based developer of fully Internet-based management applications for hotels and chains.
Kaba-hetras Partnership Delivers Mobile Keys to Guests
“Village Hotels is respected for pushing technology boundaries to bring the ultimate in convenience to its guests. The Kaba-hetras partnership enables guests to choose to check-in before they arrive, receive a secure mobile key on their BLE device or their Apple Watch, and go straight to their room,” said Rob Paterson, commercial director for Village Hotels. “The Kaba mobile key solution is integrated with the fully cloud-based hetras PMS. This provides Village Hotels’ guests the freedom to move at their own pace. Security is a priority for us. We selected Kaba because of its global reputation for security and its relationship with hetras.”
"Kaba is thrilled to be working with Village Hotels in the UK on the deployment of Kaba's mobile Key solution throughout the Village portfolio. Village Hotels is an exciting brand in the UK market, Its innovative approach enhances the guest experience and puts the convenience of market-leading mobile technology literally in the users hand," said Steve Bewick, Managing Director, Kaba Ltd UK.
“hetras and Kaba will roll out all 28 Village Hotels properties with 3,500 rooms in 2016. The hetras cloud-based property management system interfaces with Kaba to provide an innovative “mobile guest journey” for Village Hotels’ clients,” said Philip von Ditfurth, hetras managing director. “Our system streamlines the guest experience with self-service mobile check-in. Guests will receive their mobile key via the Village Hotels app provided by hetras.” von Ditfurth noted that the hetras product also enables guests to book directly online to save Village Hotels the expense of booking fees. “The hetras open APIs make it easy to deliver a totally mobile journey that includes secure mobile key delivery for guests.”