Partner news

This week’s Partner News is highlighted by Arena Del Mar Hotel on the West Coast choosing Assa Abloy and Zaplox digital key solutions; Justin Reynolds joining Agilysys as senior director, sales—Australia, New Zealand; and Rebel Hospitality choosing Infor Hospitality to help enhance the guest experience at its hotels. Read about all that and more below.

Arena Del Mar Hotel selects Assa Abloy, Zaplox
Assa Abloy Global Solutions and Zaplox AB have integrated digital key functionality with the Vostio Access Management solution at Arena Del Mar Hotel. Situated between Seattle and Portland, OR, Arena Del Mar Hotel’s adoption of Mobile Access via integration with Vostio Access Management by Assa Abloy Global Solutions represents the industry’s latest evolution towards simultaneously maximizing guest safety and convenience while boosting operational efficiency.

Arena Del Mar Hotel’s decision to integrate Mobile Access comes from its goal to provide guests with instant check-in convenience while reducing germ risks from close physical contact and shared surfaces. By adopting Mobile Access by Assa Abloy Global Solutions through the integrating of Zaplox’s guest-facing app technology with Vostio Access Management, the property can now provide guests with the ability to check-in digitally using their own smart devices. Guests can also use their own personal device as a secure digital key to gain instant access to guestrooms and other hotel areas.

The integration of Mobile Access with Vostio Access Management also serves to combine the benefits of digital key technology with the latest advances in cloud-based security access innovation. In contrast to traditional access management platforms, Vostio Access Management’s cloud-based design removes the need for costly on-site servers while providing hotel staff with the ability to oversee security access operations from virtually anywhere with an internet connection. The elimination of physical servers also translates into no on-site maintenance and instant software updates that ensure Vostio Access Management is always protected against newly discovered vulnerabilities.

Agilysys names Justin Reynolds to lead expansion in Australia, New Zealand
Agilysys Inc., a global provider of next-generation cloud-native SaaS & on-premise hospitality software solutions and services, has appointed Justin Reynolds as senior director, sales—Australia, New Zealand.

Having recently led InfoGenesis Australia (an Agilysys reseller), Reynolds brings more than 35 years of experience in international hospitality software solutions. He started his career with MICROS Systems working in project management and sales for 10 years before starting InfoGenesis within Australia & New Zealand, where he spent 25 years. He was involved in installing some of the first computerized hospitality point-of-sale systems in Australia and has established InfoGenesis as a premier provider of POS solutions. His vast hospitality software solutions experience allows him to understand the rapidly evolving requirements and expectations of hospitality customers, which drives his focus on helping customers deliver a superior guest experience, according to Agilysys.

Rebel Hospitality chooses Infor Hospitality
Rebel Hospitality, a hospitality management company that specializes in independent and lifestyle hotel properties, has selected Infor Hospitality to provide hospitality management solutions for its growing property base. Specifically, by working with Infor, Rebel Hospitality has access to cloud-based tools that help it better serve guests and achieve competitive positioning in an evolving industry. Infor will provide New York-based Rebel Hospitality with access to valuable incoming data that can quickly be turned into action. By being able to operate on one system for all guest and hotel data, Rebel teams can stay on top of all the little details that enable a great guest experience.

Infor HMS is a specialized, multi-departmental property management platform for the hospitality industry that integrates front-office and on-property technology to better manage room availability, dynamic pricing and guest profiles to boost profitability and maintain a competitive edge. The suite of solutions has the ability to unify multiple hotel functions into a single application, allowing hotels to consolidate information on the performance of multiple properties, create customized reports and ultimately make better forecasts and business decisions. Properties in the Rebel Hospitality portfolio will be able to better track guest preferences, simplify reservations and provide consistent quality and services.

Hotel Mission de Oro signs with Tripleseat
Tripleseat, a cloud-based sales and catering software for hotels, has signed on Hotel Mission de Oro in Santa Nella, CA, to its all-in-one platform.

The property was established in 1974 by Jesus Monroy, who was inspired to re-create the mission in his father’s hometown in Morelos, Mexico. Under new ownership, it has transformed into a breathtaking oasis, offering an elegant retreat in a secluded sanctuary.

Tripleseat provides an all-in-one solution that makes booking faster while simplifying the process, and enables entire teams to work efficiently in a single platform. The company currently works with various hotel groups across the country and internationally, including Standard Hotels International, AHC Hospitality and The Setai & Betsy Hotels in Miami, among others.

MicrobeProof launches Clean-a-Card to automate key card disinfection
MicrobeProof Inc. has introduced Clean-a-Card, a proprietary countertop key card disinfection unit that cleans and refreshes hotel key cards regardless of the type of lock system.

Clean-a-Card uses a combination of EPA-approved liquid disinfectant, dosage-controlled UV-C light and plasma disinfection to achieve an overall 99.9% microbe reduction. The machine tests were performed and results verified by an outside laboratory, Bureau Veritas, a leading testing, inspection and certification service.

The compact portable proprietary unit uses a disinfectant system and soft roller system to gently remove contaminants, bacteria and disease-causing germs from both sides of used key cards. Positive and negative ions neutralize surrounding bacterial structure or energy conversion, which kills the bacteria and achieves disinfection.

Clean-a-Card is electric powered and designed to run on a desk or small table. The loading and unloading hoppers at both ends of the unit allow the user to load a batch of cards and step away for a few minutes as the system cleans and refreshes each individual card.