Churchill Hotel in Washington, D.C., launches mobile key

The historic Churchill Hotel near Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., implements OpenKey to provide its guests with mobile key entry to their rooms, remote check-in capabilities and more.

“The Churchill is a historic hotel that combines tech-savvy amenities with boutique hotel environment that offers personalized service,” said GM Noori Janjani. “We take great pride in delivering a memorable hotel experience, tailored to each guest’s needs.”

The classic hotel has been a historic landmark on Connecticut Avenue for 110 years. While maintaining its prewar aesthetic and overall charm, the property recently underwent a series of updates including the addition of modern amenities such as OpenKey mobile key technology. Through an easy-to-use app on their smartphone, guests can notify the hotel of their early or late arrival, skip the front desk by checking-in prior to arrival, and obtain their room key and hotel wireless access password.

Virtual Event

HOTEL OPTIMIZATION PART 2 | Now Available On-Demand

Survival in these times is highly dependent on a hotel's ability to quickly adapt and pivot their business to meet the current needs of travelers and the surrounding community. Join us for Optimization Part 2 – a FREE virtual event – as we bring together top players in the industry to discuss alternative uses when occupancy is down, ways to boost F&B revenue, how to help your staff adjust to new challenges and more, in a series of panels focused on how you can regain profitability during this crisis.


OpenKey recently released version 4.0.1 of its mobile app, which is now available to all Churchill hotel guests. It includes a two-step authentication for additional security, as well as an upgraded user interface. The app is available to download in the iOS App and Google Play stores and works with Bluetooth-enabled locks from the largest global lock manufacturers.

Suggested Articles

The partnership aims to help restaurants streamline online orders from apps like GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash, Chownow, Caviar, Postmates and others.

Two conferences traditionally held in the first half of each year are rescheduling for the second half.

In October, visitor arrivals were down 90.4 percent compared to 2019 and hotel occupancy was below 20 percent.