AiRstayz™ Unlocks Keyless Room Access with OpenKey

  • OpenKey
  • 01.17.17
AiRstayz™, a growing coalition of hoteliers and accommodation providers, is elevating the guest experience at the Birches Serviced Apartments in Melbourne by implementing smart keys, also known as mobile keys, for guest rooms via the OpenKey App.

Beginning with Birches Melbourne property, owned and operated by hotelier Jennie Kerr, the AiRstayz coalition will use the OpenKey app to allow guests to securely access and unlock their hotel room via their smartphone. The app also provides the convenience of mobile check-in, skip-the-desk, directions to the hotel, call or chat with the front desk, amenity booking or hotel notification of an early or late arrival and checkout.

"AiRstayz was founded to improve guest experiences via digital smart technology for a range of accommodation providers. As a fun experience and real-time solution for connecting guests and staff, keyless entry is a significant and fundamental part of digital development for the accommodation industry. We want guests to experience everything Australia has to offer; from the major capitals of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth, to the vineyards of Adelaide and the leisure hot spots of the Gold Coast, Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, Darwin and Tasmania. That experience should not include spending time in a check-in or check-out line or having to wait for a replacement key to your room," said Marc Italia, AiRstayz founder. "We're excited to launch the next generation OpenKey experience at the Birches in Melbourne and bring the benefits of mobile key to our valued guests and coalition partners throughout Australia. This industry is ripe for value added change that serves guests, hoteliers and staff - technology provides the platform combined with forward thinking partners for real solutions."

"Marc and his team at AiRstayz are the perfect partner for us to grow our international footprint in Australia," said TJ Person, CEO of OpenKey. "Our universal mobile key works with any digital hotel lock, providing both hotel owners and managers worldwide with maximum flexibility and guests with a simple mobile key experience. We look forward to implementing OpenKey with AiRstayz and their expanding number of accommodation providers, and bringing the experience of mobile key to Melbourne."

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