The 100-guestroom Alion Beach Hotel in Cyprus recently has installed Allure, VingCard’s new RFID locking system. The first of its kind, Allure completely eliminates the need for external door hardware, instead replacing it with a sleek and modern signage panel that controls the locking mechanism and provides a host of additional features.
The Allure takes the trend towards design minimalism with an easy-to-install panel that can be placed on the wall adjacent to the guestroom door. Often considered an obstacle for hotel designers, electronic door locks have typically been thought to diminish a hotel's décor with their unmistakable commercial appearance. With Allure, both newly constructed and renovated properties have a range of customizable panel options available; all designed to blend with, and even enhance a property's unique design environment. Among selectable panel screen features, properties can also incorporate a hotel's logo for an increased degree of branding and personalization.
This ability to fully customize the Allure locking system allowed VingCard to provide the Alion Beach Hotel with its own personalized panels and matching keycards for a modern aesthetic design, while maintaining the same advanced security features found in other VingCard locking systems. Additional panels serve as directional panels to assist with guest orientation, while simultaneously accentuating the property's sleek and modern feel.
Allure also provides hotels with cutting-edge guest service technology. Included with the lock's design is an interactive touch panel located within each guestroom, providing guests with the ability to post notifications such as "Do Not Disturb and "Make Up Room” that are visible to hotel staff. Via an LED light that activates on the lock, staff can be alerted to requests without having to disturb guests unnecessarily. Also included among guest-oriented features is a touch-activated doorbell, a notification alert that warns guests when the door has been unlocked and a brightly lit room number for easy identification. Allure's flexibility also allows it to be used either as a component of a VingCard RFID locking system or as a pure DND/MUR panel-only configuration, which can be installed in properties that already have a locking system in place.