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June 22, 2015 -
With 188 rooms and suites, The Cromwell is the only standalone boutique hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip. With its prime location on one of the busiest intersections of the Las Vegas Strip — one that welcomes more than 20 million passersby each year — the luxury lifestyle hotel also features a 40,000-square-foot casino, hotel lobby bar, lounge, a celebrity restaurant, and beach and nightlife venues. The hotel was looking for a new and intuitive access system to suit its “modern meets vintage” style.
The solution was found with cloud-based Kaba keys, which operate in all hotel rooms, allowing guests to open their room doors with their own mobile phone or device as an alternative to a classic RFID card.
The flexibility of Kaba’s mobile access solutions with mobile phones ensures a guest experience that meets the latest demands. Guests can check in online with their mobile, and then use it during their stay as their own mobile room key. Kaba’s mobile access authorizations are encrypted in the Kaba system using the Legic ID Connect cloud solution, transferred to the hotel guest, and only decrypted within the hotel lock of the hotel room. This guarantees secure and convenient access to hotel rooms and other secure areas, including elevator floor control.
With this hotel locking system, hotel locks open in less than a second. Kaba’s mobile access solutions integrate seamlessly with the hotel’s online system via secure communication between the front desk and the guest door lock. Kaba can utilize a choice of technologies, including Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communications (NFC), so hotel operators can securely issue and manage access authorizations in the way that suits their requirements. The use of Bluetooth Low Energy means that Apple iOS smartphones are supported.
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