Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida - USA

With a premier oceanfront location on Florida's tropical "Gold Coast", a luxurious spa and 18-hole championship golf course, you would think the stunning new Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa would be primarily a leisure destination. However, the expansive resort boasts 209,000 square feet of convention space and is capable of staging a sit-down dinner for 14,000 guests. This unique ability to accommodate large groups accounts for the 70% business traveler reservations the property has experienced since opening on January 31st of this year.

The Diplomat's preponderance of business and convention guests was an important factor in the selection of Elsafe's M28 in-room electronic safe for all 1,000 guestrooms. The M28's wide, low profile makes it ideal for laptop computers and business documents. For the property's 60 luxury suites, Elsafe's S70 floor safe was chosen. The Diplomat also installed VingCard's Vision system to secure its guestroom doors.

According to Thomas Garces, Director of Safety & Security for the Diplomat, the hand-held LockLink and SafeLink unit offers the ultimate in convenience and efficiency for his 45-person security staff. "The capabilities of this system are fantastic and the ability to program, interrogate and identify users of both locks and safes with this mobile, compact unit makes my job much easier," he said. "Also, VingCard Elsafe's technical support has been very helpful and responsive."