Switzerland’s Grand Hotel Park Selects Elsafe Safes for Premium Guest Security


PARIS – 26 Sep, 2011 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, has completed the installation of its SENTINEL II by Elsafe in-room safes at the luxurious Grand Hotel Park. Located in the Alpine resort town of Gstaad, Switzerland, the 84-room, 5-star hotel is a cottage-style property situated amid a lush mountainside forest. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this recently renovated hotel features five restaurants and a luxurious spa. 

“This 100-year-old hotel is the hospitality icon of one of the world’s most glamorous resorts, and its guests require and demand the best security technology the industry has to offer,” says Christian Hénon, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Europe/Middle East/Africa. “As a hotel property that hosts guests from around the world, the SENTINEL II safe system provides guests of Grand Hotel Park with the confidence to store their valuables within an attractive, design-forward safe.”

The state-of-the-art SENTINEL II by Elsafe UL-listed safes employ the latest locking technology, including a hook-style interlocking system and an anti-tamper labyrinth mechanism that avoids reaching the electronics and a solid piece of cold-pressed curved steel door that provides additional strength with extended solid steel hinges permanently arc-welded to the door. For maximum security, there is no residential master code in the safe, so that any service or emergency openings require a password-protected service device and all openings are individually traceable through the audit trail. The safe’s adaptable design makes it perfect for blending into any hotel environment, from contemporary to classic luxury. SENTINEL II features an industry-leading 500-event audit trail with in-room printout option, a backlit LED display, flash memory, inside carpet and optional inside light and anti-tamper switches. Most SENTINEL II models are big enough to host standard laptop computers, and they even include internal power outlet options for secure recharging. VingCard Elsafe is a world leader in developing locking systems for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, visit www.vingcardelsafe.com

About VingCard Elsafe
The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 39,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 6.5 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company. VingCard provides numerous electronic locking system solutions, including traditional magnetic-stripe, smartcard systems and the latest RFID electronic locks compatible with the main ISO standards: ISO 14.443A (MIFARE), ISO 14.443B, ISO15.693 and NFC-compatible (Near Field Communication), fully integrated PMS interface software solutions, as well as the world leader in wireless online locking solutions for hotels based on ZigBee secured open platform. VingCard has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. Elsafe provides the only UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market today in keypad and card-based models. Elsafe Safes include a UL-listed internal power outlet to support recharging of laptops and camcorders, full wireless online capabilities and RFID versions compatible with VingCard system. Elsafe customers also enjoy the same worldwide service and support. Orion by VingCard Elsafe is the new Energy Management Solution that reduces energy consumption, ensures guest comfort and contributes to improve hotels green initiatives. The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group is dedicated to the hospitality industry. For more information on VingCard Elsafe, visit www.vingcardelsafe.com

About Grand Hotel Park
Grand Park Hotel opened in 1910 as The Park Hotel, a 53-room property with luxurious amenities for the time: an elevator, central heating and electricity. From the Aga Khan to Marshall Montgomery, from Princess Grace of Monaco to Sir Peter Ustinov, the elite of society met at The Park Hotel, owned by the Reuteler family until 1987. The hotel in the Alpine resort town of Gstaad, Switzerland, underwent a two-year modernization and reopened in 1989 with 84 guestrooms under its current name. For more information, visit www.grandhotelpark.ch.