Hotel Magnolia

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Historic Chilean property leverages VingCard Classic RFID door locks to enhance guest convenience and maximize security while preserving its elegant style.


Winner of UNESCO’s Prix Versailles 2017 award, Hotel Magnolia stands out as a property housed within a historic mansion in downtown Santiago, Chile.  Originally constructed in in 1929 as a family home, the 42-room building now offers guests the ability to marvel at its timelessly elegant aesthetics that reflect Santiago’s early 20th Century architecture.


Recently completing an extensive two-year long renovation, hotel leadership sought to further enhance guest satisfaction by updating its security access infrastructure. For any implementation to be successful, however, the property needed to select a solution that could simultaneously safeguard guests against the latest threats while maximizing convenience and preserving Hotel Magnolia’s unique style.


After having considered several competing RFID lock providers, Hotel Magnolia ultimately selected ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions VingCard Classic RFID electronic lock due to its reputation as a reliable and highly advanced security access solution. Classic RFID uses the latest in data encryption technology to fully safeguard against the ongoing threat of unauthorized keycard cloning. Hotel staff are also able to remotely monitor and control all access attempts made throughout the property. Keycards that are stolen or used in an inappropriate manner can be instantly deactivated in order to minimize or even prevent a security threat from arising.

Along with the ability to remotely monitor potential security threats, Classic RFID also allows hotel staff to extend guest stays without the need to visit the front desk for a replacement keycard. Guests can also be remotely re-assigned to another guestroom if needed. With no moving card reader parts, the solution minimizes maintenance issues and offers proven reliability.