Hotel Okura Selects Signature RFID by VingCard to Preserve Its History and Secure Its Future

| April 02, 2010

The Hotel Okura Amsterdam in the Netherlands recently completed the installation of VingCard's Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks with NFC cell phone compatibility. The 301-room property boasts of an executive health club with a gym, swimming pool, massages and Turkish steam rooms as well as a shopping arcade directly below the property. The executive business center can accommodate up to 1500 persons and the hotel also features four international restaurants, two bars and "Taste of Okura," a culinary center where guests can learn to cook their own food. Located in the heart of the city, on the Amstel Canal, the property is close to the financial, cultural and entertainment districts of Amsterdam and is an ideal destination for the business or leisure traveler.

"As one of Europe's largest historical cities, Amsterdam draws a large, diverse group of people," says Niek Hammer, rooms director at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam. "Our property is able to offer the most updated amenities, while still offering the charming appeal of a hotel rich with the city's history. Our property needed a locking solution with the strength and efficiency to keep up with the demands of the today's hotel guests, and the adaptability to fit into any hotel environment."

Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks offer highly reliable security features and provide unprecedented convenience and ease-of-operation for hoteliers and hotel guests alike. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) locks allow for contactless guest room entry and are compatible with next generation NFC cell phones.

"With Signature RFID's unique features, our property can stay ahead of our guests' needs," says Hammer. "Each keycard provides updates to the front desk, allowing our staff to receive important information in significantly less time. Our staff is now more efficient which keeps our guests very happy as our staff is able to respond almost instantly to guest requests."

Hotel Okura Amsterdam will be fully equipped to provide user-friendly and intuitive guest interaction, including NFC cell phone compatibility, while decreasing the overall workload of the hotel's management and staff. Signature RFID also provides a 600-event audit trail and innovative anti-cloning software.

Additionally, Signature RFID locks offer Hotel Okura Amsterdam the opportunity to go "green." The energy-efficient locks require fewer battery changes than traditional electronic locks, meaning less waste (not to mention lower battery costs) for the hotelier. Signature RFID's sealed hardware design also means less maintenance because the mechanism does not require cleaning.

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