Signature Unlocks Canadian Market with Installations in Two Luxury Properties

  • ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
  • 10.10.06
As a global leader in providing state-of-the-art electronic-locking systems and hardware, VingCard has announced the installation of its Signature by VingCard product in two Canadian luxury properties: the Hotel Arts, a 185-room boutique hotel in downtown Calgary, Alberta; and the new Playa del Sol Resort, a 283-suite condominium resort in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Signature by VingCard, which blends into the hotel environment and features minimal door hardware and 'Designers' Collection' door handles, was installed at that Hotel Arts in April and is scheduled to be installed at the Playa del Sol Resort in October. The new locking system made its debut at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York in November 2005 and was showcased at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference in June in Minneapolis. Marriott, Hilton, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Best Western International, and InterContinental Hotel Group are some of the hospitality companies that already have selected Signature by VingCard for hotels in North America. Overseas, Signature by VingCard has become the electronic lock of choice for most hotel chains, including: LeMeridien Hotels & Resorts, Rezidor SAS Hospitality, Marriott International and Movenpick Hotels & Resorts.

For the Hotel Arts, installation of the Signature by VingCard system replaces the property's previous VingCard locking system-and was motivated by design factors.

'We were happy with the performance of the existing VingCard Classic series brass locks, but we were looking for an updated look to go with our new doors,' said Tim Wagner, information system manager for the Hotel Arts. 'Our hotel is very style conscious, and the Signature series locks helped us achieve the clean, modern look we were hoping to implement.'

The bonus for the Hotel Arts, said Wagner, was the quick, hassle-free installation.

'As one of the first properties in North America to install the locking system, I was happily surprised by both the ease and relatively problem-free nature of the installation,' he said. 'We are happy to have implemented a locking system that not only is able to provide a fit and finish that complements our Luxury rooms and suites, but does so while providing a secure and auditable entry system to ensure the safety of our guests and their property during their stay with us.'


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