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US Hotel Safeguards Guests With Wireless Locks and Safes

Source: Assa Abloy | Date: 12/06/2011

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VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, announces that the newly opened Hotel Williamsburg in Brooklyn, has installed VingCard's Signature Trend door locks and wireless system, as well as Elsafe's in-room electronic safes.

Hotel Williamsburg, which opened in October 2011, is the first property of its kind in Brooklyn. It blends old-school Brooklyn grit with new-school luxury. Designed by Studio Gaia and architect Gene Kaufman, Hotel Williamsburg incorporates a veritable dream team of local Brooklyn purveyors in its amenities line, as well as an imaginative assortment of creative guest offerings, such as in-room Crosley record players and a record rental station in the lobby. Additional property features include a rooftop bar with of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens; an outdoor pool/bar for hotel guests; and a restaurant serving urban rustic fare.

All 64 guestrooms at Hotel Williamsburg feature security technology solutions by VingCard Elsafe. “As a new luxury boutique property, we needed just the right mix of advanced technology, proven security and a sense of design that would blend with the unique aesthetics of the hotel,” says the hotel's rooms director, Maggie Houston.

Elsafe's safes meet the hotel's stringent criteria perfectly. Elsafe in-room safes are the only safes for hotels that are UL-listed. In addition, Elsafe safes employs the latest locking technology, including a hook-style interlocking system, an anti-tamper labyrinth, a solid cold-pressed curved steel door, and extended solid steel hinges permanently arc-welded to the door. The attractive, adaptable design makes it perfect for blending into any hotel environment—even properties as modern and trend-forward as Hotel Williamsburg.

“With this property being a luxury boutique hotel, there was a lot of importance placed on selecting a safe that fits within the space from a design aspect,” Houston says. “We have a mix of rooms—some have very large closets and some have smaller closets. One benefit of this safe is that it comes in three different sizes and is visually pleasing, with a modern design that matches the minimalistic decor of the room.”

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