JW Marriott Bucharest updates lock system

The JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel in Romania has upgraded its Assa Abloy Global Solutions VingCard Classic locks to have both mobile access and advanced radio frequency ID security capabilities. The leadership team's decision to upgrade the hotel's locks to VingCard Classic RFID + BLE aims to minimize risk and maximize convenience for guests. 

Previously equipped with magstripe-based VingCard locks, property leadership wanted to update the hotel's security access abilities in order to meet new expectations and to comply with Marriott’s global initiative to provide guests with contactless-compatible services. With its VingCard locks, upgrading to RFID and mobile access functionality is a straightforward and swift process that does not require the replacing of existing lock components. By using an official Assa Abloy Global Solutions upgrade kit, the property can also sidestep any potential lapses in security that come with using an untested third-party integration.

With the upgrade completed, guests staying at JW Marriott Grand Hotel Bucharest can now use the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program app to check in digitally via personal device. Once checked in, guests can again avoid close contact or shared surfaces by using a digital key that provides both immediate and secure access to guestrooms. Guests can even use personal devices to access public hotel areas such as elevators, meeting rooms and the onsite fitness center.

“The adoption of digital platforms is a must for hotels as the industry looks to rebuild guest trust, and forward-thinking technology providers such as Assa Abloy Global Solutions are a tremendous asset in allowing properties to quickly adapt their services as industry conditions continue to evolve,” said Iulia Pocol, marketing and PR manager at the JW Marriott. “With its adaptable VingCard lock technology, Assa Abloy Global Solutions also provides the flexibility that hotel businesses need to cater to an array of operational or guest preferences while always ensuring the highest level of security.”

For guests not signed up with the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty app, VingCard Classic RFID can still provide enhanced safety through its use of advanced security protocols. Each RFID keycard that operates with VingCard Classic RFID is equipped with data encryption technology that prevents unauthorized keycard cloning risks. As with mobile access, guests also only require one key to gain access to guestrooms and other hotel areas.