Thomas Cook Northern Europe Tests ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access at Ocean Beach Club Crete

The Nordic hotel and travel company enhances guest experiences and convenience with innovative mobile access solution from global leader in hotel access security technology.

Stockholm – June 14, 2017 – Thomas Cook Northern Europe, a hotel and travel group with tour operators in Scandinavia, including Ving in Sweden and Norway, Spies in Denmark and Tjaereborg in Finland, is announcing the implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access at its concept hotel, Ocean Beach Club, on the Greek island of Crete.  Guests staying at the hotel this summer will now be able to use this innovative technology to access guest rooms using their smartphones.

The mobile access solution will significantly improve the guest experience, as they will no longer have to queue up for check in at the front desk when they arrive. Guest’s smartphones become their room keys, allowing them instant access and the ability to start their holiday immediately.

“All it takes is a smartphone and an app,” says Jonas Carlson Almqvist of Thomas Cook Northern Europe. “Guests can open their door and start their holiday straight away. We are excited to begin conducting our key tests with the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access solution, and look forward to seeing its success in enhancing overall experiences for guests at the hotel.”

The first guests who signed up for the key test arrived at the Ocean Beach Club Crete in late May. They received their mobile keys a few days before check-in through an app on their phones, and were able to follow the property map within the app to find their room and quickly make themselves at home. The technology for the mobile keys is included in the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access solution and is implemented in their app, which is available for both iOS and Android.

“We have seen global interest in mobile access solutions significantly increase and are excited to be doing this implementation with Thomas Cook Northern Europe. The mobile keys give staff more time to focus on the guests, making their holiday experience the best possible,” says Markus Boberg, SVP Commercial Excellence.

To see more about the mobile access implementation at Ocean Beach Club Crete, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT1Nv--dKqo

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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