Village Hotels implements mobile key guestroom access

Kaba has partnered with hetras to implement a fully-integrated mobile key access solution for Village Hotels. The Village Hotel Glasgow, Scotland went live with Kaba-hetras mobile access on Oct. 25. Village Hotels expects to complete its full mobile guest experience roll out to all 28 properties in 2016. Kaba provides the Saflok and ILCO brands of electronic locks.

"Village Hotels is respected for pushing technology boundaries to bring the ultimate in convenience to its guests,” said Rob Paterson, commercial director for Village Hotels. “The Kaba-hetras partnership enables guests to choose to check-in before they arrive, receive a secure mobile key on their BLE device or their Apple Watch, and go straight to their room. The Kaba mobile key solution is integrated with the fully cloud-based hetras PMS. This provides Village Hotels' guests the freedom to move at their own pace. Security is a priority for us."

hetras and Kaba will roll out all 28 Village Hotels properties with 3,500 rooms in 2016. The hetras cloud-based property management system interfaces with Kaba to provide an innovative "mobile guest journey" for Village Hotels' clients.hetras’ system streamlines the guest experience with self-service mobile check-in. Guests will receive their mobile key via the Village Hotels app provided by hetras. The hetras product also enables guests to book directly online to save Village Hotels the expense of booking fees.