Manchester, U.K., hotel selects Assa Abloy for door locks

With only a radio frequency ID/Bluetooth Low Energy reader externally visible on each door, VingCard Essence offers a wide range of door handle options to match any specific décor need. Photo credit: VingCard (VingCard Essence)

The Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester, U.K., has selected Assa Abloy Global Solutions to implement VingCard Essence door locks equipped with mobile access. The hotel selected Assa Abloy and the lock platform due to the positive results experienced by its sister property, Hotel Football, in working with the company. 

Combined with the Visionline access-management system, VingCard Essence lets hotel staff instantly deactivate lost or stolen keycards. Authorized guests, meanwhile, can access multiple onsite areas without requiring additional keys. Guests can also use VingCard Essence's mobile access compatibility to check in digitally using personal devices, which can also allow access to other authorized areas.

“Knowing how to balance effective security with guest expectations of a seamless and enjoyable enjoyment environment is a recurring challenge for any hotel, however after working with Assa Abloy Global Solutions on several previous projects, the company was our first choice in having this need thoroughly met,” said Dan Jones, group maintenance manager for the Stock Exchange Hotel. "Their solutions not only make sure our guests feel completely safe in their surroundings but also offer a uniquely memorable experience while enhancing our property's distinctive interior design."

VingCard Essence blends in with the hotel's Edwardian Baroque architecture. With only a radio frequency ID/Bluetooth Low Energy reader externally visible on each door, VingCard Essence also offers a wide range of door handle options to match any specific décor need.

In addition to ensuring guest safety, Stock Exchange Hotel also selected Elsafe Sentinel II electronic safes in order to provide enhanced security for guest belongings. Sentinel safes are equipped with advanced antitamper labyrinth protocols and come with UL-1037 certification for physical strength and the ability to withstand numerous break-in attempts.