Hotel Karel de Stoute

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Luxury Dutch boutique hotel implements VingCard Essence door locks with Mobile Access, FLEXIPASS and VingCard C100 E-cylinder locks.

Customer:

A recently opened boutique property that blends unique, contemporary décor with a setting steeped in history, Hotel Karel de Stoute’s origins date back to the 1400s, with part of the structure belonging to Charles the Bold, thought to be one of the wealthiest and most powerful nobles in Europe. Located in Gorinchem, The Netherlands, Hotel Karel de Stoute presents guests with an ideal opportunity to sample the local history, atmosphere and cuisine within a luxury environment. 

Challenge:

Seeking to live up to the highest standards in comfort and convenience, Hotel Karel de Stoute desired to provide its guests with seamless access throughout the property while maintaining a priority on their safety. Hotel leadership further aspired for a customized solution that could reduce the strain on labor resources while being capable of accentuating the property’s unique design and 500-year heritage.  

Solution:

By implementing VingCard Essence with Mobile Access alongside the Certified Partner FLEXIPASS app, Hotel Karel de Stout added state-of-the-art security and contemporary appeal, while avoiding the typically commercial and bulky appearance of hospitality industry locks. Leveraging the lock’s minimalistic design that consists of only a sleek RFID/BLE reader and door handle visible to guests, VingCard Essence is able to blend in seamlessly with the hotel decor, while still providing industry-leading security protocols that protect against unauthorized keycard cloning. By also implementing C100 E-cylinder locks in specific areas, ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions was further able to ensure a secure environment throughout the property, despite doors that are not suited to traditional door lock designs.

With Mobile Access functionality on all VingCard Essence doors at the property, arriving guests can simply download the user-friendly FLEXIPASS app onto their personal device, in order to sidestep the front desk and instead go directly to their guestroom. Placing a high priority on guest safety as well as convenience, both Mobile Access and FLEXIPASS come equipped with advanced security measures to ensure that only authorized users are granted access. Designed using ASSA ABLOY’s secure Seos technology, Mobile Access first encrypts digital key data which is then transmitted to guest devices using a secure communications channel. Once available on the FLEXIPASS app, the information is then stored within a digital vault, with users only able to gain access to digital keys by entering in the correct passcode. When a device is presented to the appropriate door lock, Mobile Access again utilizes a secure communications channel to deliver digital data to the BLE reader, eliminating any risk of data theft at all times.

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Customer:

A recently opened boutique property that blends unique, contemporary décor with a setting steeped in history, Hotel Karel de Stoute’s origins date back to the 1400s, with part of the structure belonging to Charles the Bold, thought to be one of the wealthiest and most powerful nobles in Europe. Located in Gorinchem, The Netherlands, Hotel Karel de Stoute presents guests with an ideal opportunity to sample the local history, atmosphere and cuisine within a luxury environment.   

 

Challenge:

Seeking to live up to the highest standards in comfort and convenience, Hotel Karel de Stoute desired to provide its guests with seamless access throughout the property while maintaining a priority on their safety. Hotel leadership further aspired for a customized solution that could reduce the strain on labor resources while being capable of accentuating the property’s unique design and 500-year heritage.   

 

Solution:

By implementing VingCard Essence with Mobile Access alongside the Certified Partner FLEXIPASS app, Hotel Karel de Stout added state-of-the-art security and contemporary appeal, while avoiding the typically commercial and bulky appearance of hospitality industry locks. Leveraging the lock’s minimalistic design that consists of only a sleek RFID/BLE reader and door handle visible to guests, VingCard Essence is able to blend in seamlessly with the hotel decor, while still providing industry-leading security protocols that protect against unauthorized keycard cloning. By also implementing C100 E-cylinder locks in specific areas, ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions was further able to ensure a secure environment throughout the property, despite doors that are not suited to traditional door lock designs.

With Mobile Access functionality on all VingCard Essence doors at the property, arriving guests can simply download the user-friendly FLEXIPASS app onto their personal device, in order to sidestep the front desk and instead go directly to their guestroom. Placing a high priority on guest safety as well as convenience, both Mobile Access and FLEXIPASS come equipped with advanced security measures to ensure that only authorized users are granted access. Designed using ASSA ABLOY’s secure Seos technology, Mobile Access first encrypts digital key data which is then transmitted to guest devices using a secure communications channel. Once available on the FLEXIPASS app, the information is then stored within a digital vault, with users only able to gain access to digital keys by entering in the correct passcode. When a device is presented to the appropriate door lock, Mobile Access again utilizes a secure communications channel to deliver digital data to the BLE reader, eliminating any risk of data theft at all times.