Watermark Baton Rouge

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Historic luxury property selects the Essence locking system to blend advanced security encryption technology with sophisticated décor.


An iconic luxury hotel and part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the Watermark Baton Rouge provides its guests with a rich and eclectic hotel stay experience using a sophisticated art deco design. Situated in one of Louisiana’s renowned skyscrapers, the Watermark Baton Rouge further echoes timeless elegance with carved marble walls, a grand stair case and amenities which include social spaces that reference styles from the 20’s through to the 60’s and today.


Watermark Baton Rouge leadership sought to upgrade its security access abilities so that its guests could be fully protected against the latest threats and vulnerabitilties. At the same time, the property desired a solution that could enhance guest convenience while conforming to the hotel’s elegant appearance.


By implementing VingCard Essence door locks, Watermark Baton Rouge gains a solution that leads the hospitality industry in maintaining hotel and guest safety at all times. VingCard Essence utilizes the most advanced encryption technology to eliminate the risk of keycard cloning and unauthorized access. With Essence’s proven ability to also enhance convenience and ease of use, guests staying at the Watermark Baton Rouge will experience seamless access to their assigned guestrooms with industry leading RFID technology that features maximum reading distances. With its wireless online compatibility and integration with the Visionline access management platform, Essence also provides hotel staff with the ability to extend guest stays or reassign a guest to another guestroom without requiring a visit to the front desk. Designed to complement any hotel decor via its minimalistic design approach, Essence door locks encase all electronic components within the door itself, allowing the solution to effortlessly blend in with Watermark Baton Rouge’s sophisticated art deco design. Hotel leadership are also able to select from an array of door handle options to further accentuate the property’s unique style.

As a fully Mobile Access compatible solution, VingCard Essence also provides hotels with the ability to instantly and cost-effectively upgrade to digital key functionality with no need to replace existing hardware. With the addition of Mobile Access, Essence allows hotel guests to use personal smart devices as a secure digital key in order to access their guestroom. Placing a priority on both convenience and guest security, Mobile Access is designed using ASSA ABLOY’s patented Seos technology. This ensures all digital keys and room number details are fully encrypted at all times and transmitted to guest devices using a secure communications channel. 

Implement a security access solution that maximizes guest safety while simultaneously enhancing convenience.
Leverage VingCard Essence’s minimalistic design to blend in seamlessly with Watermark Baton Rouge’s elegant style.
Ensure the ability to adapt to future guest needs with Essence’s Mobile Access compatibility.