KABA Secures YOTEL New York

  • dormakaba
  • 11.09.11
KABA, the provider of Saflok™ and ILCO™ electronic locks and access control systems, recently completed its fourth YOTEL installation, the YOTEL New York, which follows successes at YOTEL Gatwick, Heathrow and Schiphol airports in Europe.

KABA installed its contactless ILCO 790 RFID electronic door locks for all 669 guest rooms supported by the ATLAS front desk access control management system. Situated in Times Square West at 570 Tenth Avenue (West 42nd Street), YOTEL New York is the first non-airport location and the first YOTEL outside of Europe.

Nigel Buchanan, YOTEL’s operations director said, “KABA was specified for this project because the ILCO 790 RFID system is simple and efficient to both install and manage.” Buchanan also chose KABA’s ATLAS system to manage the hotel door locks. ATLAS is fully integrated with the hotel’s property management software to provide greater property security and guest door control across the entire hotel.

YOTEL is a revolutionary hotel concept that defines innovation in the global hotel industry. Inspired by first-class airline cabins, YOTEL Gatwick, Heathrow and Schiphol hotels became an ideal choice for travelers looking to get a good night’s sleep before an early flight, or to refresh and relax during a long transit or delay. The safety of YOTEL’s guests and their belongings are of paramount importance, which is why each of the cabins has the ILCO RFID locking systems. 

KABA’s ATLAS system provides a Web-based interface that enables simplified guest door programming. Menu-driven software provides on-screen help so operators can resolve issues quickly. It offers the flexibility for operators to work in the language of their choice.  In the YOTEL’s lobby, self-service ‘Shere’ kiosks dispense guest room keycards and invoices for check-in or check-out, with property staff on hand to provide 24/7 assistance.

“The KABA installations at YOTEL Gatwick, Heathrow and Schipol are very successful,” Buchanan explained. “The RFID door locking system is easy for our guests to use; which is the main priority for all aspects of the YOTEL offering, so it was an obvious choice to extend our relationship with KABA at YOTEL New York.”

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