Kana Hotel Group Relies on Kaba ILCO Locks and Professional Service at 30 Properties

  • dormakaba
  • 02.21.13
Kana Hotel Group is a full service development and management company that operates 30 properties carrying Marriott, Hilton and IHG flags. “Guest security is essential to Kana’s operation and choosing a lock vendor for our hotels is serious business. We install ILCO locks exclusively in all our properties. ILCO locks are reliable and its service is excellent,” said Alpesh Patel, CHA, CEO of Kana Hotel Group.

ILCO locks approved by major hotel brands

“We look to our franchisors for guidelines; ILCO locks are approved by all the major brands we work with,” Patel said. “We began installing ILCO eight years ago and they are secure and reliable.” Today, Kana is upgrading its magnetic stripe locks to new ILCO 790 RFID units. “We evaluated the RFID locks before we installed them. The 790 RFID locks are easy for guests to use and reliable and this improves our satisfaction scores. RFID keycards have eliminated the issue of guests returning to the desk to re-code their key because they cannot be erased by cell phones or other magnetic objects guests carry.”

Kaba installs its locks quickly and keeps them operating

The fast-growing Kana Hotel Group focuses on developing and operating new-build projects. Reliable contractors and equipment providers are essential to a smooth on-schedule opening. “We are continually opening new hotels and adding third-party management contracts, and ILCO’s installation teams are on-time and professional. We bring them in a week before we open the doors on a new build. At our 100-room properties they install the locks and train our property team in about three days,” Patel said.

Kaba’s ILCO 790 RFID locking system is cost-effective and attractive
utilizing the latest access control technology to provide hotel guests with a contactless room access experience. The RFID technology enables hotels to provide an effortless guest experience and significantly reduce operational overhead. The ILCO brand is known worldwide for electronic locks that offer exceptional quality and technology innovation at competitive prices.

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