InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel Boasts Luxury and Innovation with Installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s Locking Solutions

Toronto-based four diamond hotel taps global leader in door opening solutions for upgrade to the latest in RFID technology.

Stockholm – June 27, 2017 – Prestigious, four-diamond luxury hotel, InterContinental® Toronto Centre Hotel, announces the successful implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s industry-leading RFID locking solution and Visionline system to update and enhance overall property security at the glamorously-appointed 584-room property located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The InterContinental Toronto Centre is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, operator of 12 brands stretching over 100 territories and countries.

After successfully using ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s VingCard Classic locks and Vision solution for some time, InterContinental Toronto Centre has completed an upgrade of its guestroom locking system to incorporate the latest advances in RFID-based technology. The most recent RFID upgrade creates an even more effective locking system for the hotel, eliminating the potential for unauthorized access, keycard cloning or demagnetization, as well as bringing greater opportunity to create site-specific programs for doors and certain areas of the property.

“ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s long history of innovation in the hospitality security sector has positioned them as a go-to source for the latest hotel locking technology,” said Alexi Hakim, general manager of InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel. “Their advanced RFID solutions are a perfect match for the specific needs of our property, bringing luxury and innovation together to offer a more secure environment for our guests.”

The VingCard Classic RFID and Visionline wireless security solutions work in tandem to give InterContinental Toronto Centre more control over who enters certain areas of the hotel and when. The two solutions now allow hotel staff to remotely monitor who is accessing restricted sections of the property, and if any keycard is suspected of being tampered with or used inappropriately, staff can quickly deactivate that keycard to prevent further unauthorized use.

“We have a proven track record with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s solutions, so there was no question for us on who we wanted to handle this upgrade,” adds Hakim. “We’ve already seen significant positive results with easier lock tracking and auditing, and so much more.”

InterContinental Toronto Centre can now offer guests more keycard options, such as stand open cards and one-time use cards. Through increased flexibility within the system, management is able to create staff user groups and control staff access across the property in one central location.

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is showcasing the latest in RFID technology as well as its other innovative solutions and technologies during HITEC Toronto 2017 this week at booth #1101. For more information or to schedule a media interview at the booth, please contact Dina Magdovitz at Dina@planapr.com. To learn more about ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com

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Riise Walker, Marketing Manager, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

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Andrea Roland, Plan A PR & Marketing, 
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About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

The global leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in over 42,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 7 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s comprehensive range of security and technology solutions comprises VingCard electronic locks, Elsafe in-room safes and Orion energy management systems, as well as advanced mobile access and integrated software solutions. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. For more information, please visit: www.assaabloyhospitality.com.

For more information about the new VingCard Essence, please visit: http://www.assaabloyhospitality.com/essence

For more information on Mobile Access, please visit: http://www.assaabloyhospitality.com/mobile-access

About the InterContinental Toronto Centre

The InterContinental Toronto Centre is designed to fulfil every need of the global traveller.  The 584-room hotel, located in Canada’s downtown, brings together affordable luxury, ideal location, state-of-the-art technology and meeting facilities and personalized customer service. The hotel features exceptional Azure Restaurant & Bar and the Spa InterContinental, a serene oasis offering a wide selection of AVEDA spa treatments. Club InterContinental, an exclusive “hotel within a hotel” is designed with business travellers in mind. The two floors provide 61 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, private check-in, dedicated concierge and limousine service, a private lounge, library and boardroom.

The InterContinental Toronto Centre, attached to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre which overlooks scenic Lake Ontario, is set in the heart of Toronto’s financial, shopping, theatre and restaurant districts. City sights, sport venues (Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame), landmarks (the CN Tower) and Ripley’s Aquarium Canada are just steps away. Reservations can be made at www.torontocentre.intercontinental.com or direct reservations within Canada and US can be made at 1-800-422-7969 and worldwide reservations at 1-800-327-0200. The hotel is managed and operated under license by InterContinental® Hotels Group (Canada), Inc.