Historic Fort Worth hotel initiates mobile guest access

The Ashton Hotel installed universal mobile key access via OpenKey's smartphone technology. (Ashton Hotel)

The Ashton Hotel, a historic boutique hotel in Fort Worth, installed universal mobile key access via OpenKey's smartphone technology. The OpenKey app allows guests authorized and secure entry to their hotel rooms via their smartphone or mobile device.

The universal technology allows guests to manage their room check-in prior to arrival, call the front desk, confirm their identity with an ID capture for security, and send their estimated time of arrival to the hotel via the app.

"We're proud of the timeless style created by the hotel's perfect blend of historic charm and modern guest amenities," said Dave Fulton, general manager of The Ashton Hotel. "Implementing mobile key access is just one of the many ways we are creating an unforgettable guest experience at the Ashton Hotel."

"We were able to implement OpenKey's technology directly with the existing KABA locks. Our solution is compatible with the major hotel lock suppliers which makes deployment fast and seamless,” said Brian Shedd, VP of sales and marketing at OpenKey.

The Ashton Hotel is a boutique hotel fully renovated from two buildings originally built in 1915.The historic buildings were restored to retain the unique architectural details while the interior was updated with the latest modern conveniences. After undergoing extensive renovations, The Ashton Hotel opened in 2001 featuring 39 rooms. The hotel has received more than $10 million in renovations throughout the years.