Waldorf Astoria Berlin, Germany /global/scaled/3542x1541x2x722x1000x435/Global-Press-and-News-CustomerCases 2014-WA_Guerlain20Spa_Pool_HR.jpg ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions provided a flexible wireless security solution for the hotel floors and independent office floors at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Berlin. Customer The Waldorf Astoria Hotel Berlin was the first Waldorf Astoria to be opened in Europe. It was built close to the famous Kurfürstendamm (Ku’damm) shopping street in the former western part of Berlin. The impressive building is called ‘Zoofenster,’which effectively means ‘window to the zoo’ because it is situated next to Berlin Zoo. The building is 118 meters high and has 33 floors. The hotel uses the first 15 floors and has 242 luxury rooms. Challenge To provide a secure solution to handle the hotel floors and the independent office floors which are also located in the ‘Zoofenster’ building with one software solution. Two different purposes, hotel guest rooms and offices, needed to be implemented in a single lock control management system. Solution The hotel uses VingCard Visionline with convenient interfaces to its property management system. This ensures a silent and smooth operation which is absolutely mandatory for a luxury hotel like the Waldorf Astoria. The office floors are rented out by the owner of the building to different companies such as law firms, and VingCard Visionline manages this commercial environment with its high security requirements. VingCard Visionline was the perfect match here. Visionline’s large range of features and options give maximum flexibility to fulfill the different customers’ requirements. The ability to combine online and offline parts in a cost-efficient wireless online network, avoiding hard-wire cabling was another reason why the customer chose a solution from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.