STOCHKHOLM – ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions as a leading provider of contactless technology for the hospitality industry, has announced the successful implementation of digital key and mobile check-in functionality at Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences. The newly opened luxury hotel and as the first Grand Hyatt-branded property in Saudi Arabia, Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences is one of the latest Hyatt branded properties in the region to leverage ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions’ digital key technology under Hyatt’s Mobile Entry program. In line with Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, it provides its guests with a clean and safe hotel environment.
Placing a top priority on adopting the latest technologies to maximize guest safety and confidence, Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences’ deployment of Mobile Entry follows the implementation of other Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment features. This includes the use of QR codes, contactless payment and mobile-based amenity ordering. ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions’ digital key allows guests who arrive at Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences to enter their room without having to visit the front desk and check-in from their personal devices. Once checked-in, the guests device automatically receives a room number and the digital key information that allows to proceed directly to their fully sanitized guestrooms.
“Our property is committed to fully implementing the enhanced cleanliness initiatives of Hyatt Hotels and Mobile Entry forms a core component of meeting guest safety expectations at Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences,” said Nizar Weshah, General Manager at Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences. “By deciding to work with ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions in deploying Mobile Entry, Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences is equipped with the latest in digital key and mobile check-in technology that the industry has to offer, and can simultaneously eliminate germ risks while still providing guests with heightened convenience without sacrificing hotel security integrity.”
While recognized for its contactless service advantages and ability to provide guests with a seamless and hassle-free arrival experience, Mobile Entry supported by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions also utilizes advanced security features to prevent data theft and unauthorized room access. This includes the use of secure communications channels that transmit encrypted digital key and room number information to guest devices, with the mobile app in turn storing the data while leveraging a device’s own security features as an extra layer of protection. When a guest places their device within proximity of the appropriate door look, digital key data is again transmitted using secure communication channels to ensure seamless authorized entry.
To implement Mobile Entry, Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences also leverages VingCard Essence door locks by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions for full digital key compatibility. Engineered as a future-proof solution, VingCard Essence does not require any additional components or hardware replacement in order for digital key services to be activated. With its sleek and minimalistic design, VingCard Essence also serves to enhance the modern and luxurious design of Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences.