ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, known for its advanced security solutions has just completed the implementation of Mobile Entry functionality at Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, a luxury full service property located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

One of the first properties in Saudi Arabia to provide its guests with mobile entry functionality, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya is also among the first in a global programme by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation that aims to implement mobile entry technology at all properties by 2020. On the Riyadh hotel’s doors are VingCard Signature RFID door locks. Referred to as ‘Mobile Entry’ and available for guests to download on their device as an integrated feature within the “World of Hyatt” app, the solution provides its guests with a more seamless check-in experience. Now instead of waiting in front desk lines when arriving, travellers staying at the Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya can bypass traditional check-in procedures by using their personal device as a digital guestroom key.

Says Nizar Weshah, general manager at Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, “Mobile entry is fast becoming an amenity that guests expect when making their booking decisions, and those not offering such a feature increasingly run the risk of losing revenue, as guests look elsewhere to properties that can fulfill their needs.”

Developed using ASSA ABLOY’s Seos technology, the solution safeguards against the threat of data theft and unauthorised access by encrypting digital key and room number information, which is then transmitted to guest devices using a secure communications channel. Once received by a guest’s device, the data is then stored inside a digital vault within the hotel’s app, and is again transmitted via a secure channel when a guest places their device within proximity to the appropriate guestroom lock.

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