John Q. Hammons Hotels opts for dormakaba locks

JQH owns and manages a portfolio of 35 hotels representing approximately 8,500 guestrooms/suites in 16 states.

John Q. Hammons Hotels and Resorts has standardized the guestroom door locks on all of the company’s hotel properties with dormakaba’s Saflok electronic door locks. JQH owns and manages a portfolio of 35 hotels representing approximately 8,500 guestrooms/suites in 16 states. The hospitality company also operates more than 1 million square feet of meeting space.
“The two companies [JQH and dormakaba] share a common goal of installing an innovative system that provides the best protection at a fair price,” said Bill George, JQH’s vice president of capital planning and asset management, in a release. “Both companies are focused on ensuring the customer is priority one.”
Springfield, Missouri-based JQH’s hotel portfolio represents brands that include Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Renaissance, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection.
All hotel brands in the company’s hotel portfolio have approved Saflok electronic locks. According to George, JQH is currently rolling out Saflok’s RFID system across the company’s hotel portfolio nationwide.
“JQH’s relationship with dormakaba allows us to be at the forefront of safety and security in the hospitality industry and to bring peace of mind to our guests, meeting planners, and employees,” George continued.
George noted that there are several benefits to having a standardized dormakaba electronic hotel lock system across JQH’s property portfolio.
“With the new lock implementation in progress, we have the opportunity for orderly technological innovation, customization at the portfolio and property levels, cost and training efficiencies, and elevated access control of spaces during meetings and events,” George said.

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