John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts Standardizes Multi-brand Portfolio on dormakaba Electronic Door Locks

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JQH Portfolio of 35 Hotels Trusts dormakaba for Guest Safety and Reliable Convenience.

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JQH’s relationship with dormakaba allows us to be at the forefront of safety and security in the hospitality industry and to bring peace of mind to our guests, meeting planners, and employees.

dormakaba, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, announced that John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) standardized the guest room door locks on all of the company’s hotel properties with dormakaba’s Saflok electronic door locks. dormakaba manufactures the Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks and provides installation and service for these locking systems. JQH owns and manages a portfolio of 35 hotels representing approximately 8,500 guest rooms/suites in 16 states. The hospitality company also operates more than 1 million square feet of meeting space. Click here for information on electronic door locks from dormakaba.

“JQH has an excellent relationship with dormakaba and has used Saflok locking system since 1995. The two companies share a common goal of installing an innovative system that provides the best protection at a fair price,” said Bill George, JQH’s vice president of capital planning and asset management. “Both companies are focused on ensuring the customer is priority one.”

Springfield, Missouri-based JQH’s hotel portfolio represents brands that include Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Renaissance, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection. All hotel brands in the award-winning company’s hotel portfolio have approved Saflok electronic locks.

According to George, JQH is currently rolling out Saflok’s RFID system across the company’s hotel portfolio nationwide.

“Saflok is a proven leader in electronic hotel lock technology. JQH’s relationship with dormakaba allows us to be at the forefront of safety and security in the hospitality industry and to bring peace of mind to our guests, meeting planners, and employees,” George said. “We appreciate the Saflok safety and security features, including the reliability aspects, customization, ease of use, and flexibility for mobile access.”

Stephen Pollack, vice president – marketing for dormakaba, said, “John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts is one of the most respected names in hospitality. dormakaba and JQH have a long-standing relationship of trust that has benefitted guests and both of our companies. We value that relationship and will continue to deliver the highest quality systems and services JQH and our customers expect.”

George also noted that there are several benefits to having a standardized dormakaba electronic hotel lock system across JQH’s property portfolio.

“With the new lock implementation in progress, we have the opportunity for orderly technological innovation, customization at the portfolio and property levels, cost and training efficiencies, and elevated access control of spaces during meetings and events,” George said.

About dormakaba
dormakaba is one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions. With strong brands such as Dorma and Kaba in our portfolio, we are a single source for products, solutions, and services related to doors and secure access to buildings and rooms. With around 16,000 employees and numerous cooperation partners, we are active in over 130 countries. dormakaba is headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland) and generates an annual turnover of over CHF 2 billion. Click here for information on electronic door locks from dormakaba.
SIX Swiss Exchange: DOKA (formerly: KABN / KABNE) Further information at http://www.dormakaba.com

About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Springfield, Missouri-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, representing brands such as: Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection. With a portfolio of 35 hotels representing approximately 8,500 guest rooms/suites in 16 states, JQH’s properties are dominant in their markets. Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q. Hammons and built on his continued legacy of excellence spanning more than 50 years, JQH has become one of the most recognized and award-winning companies in the hospitality industry. Built to be the best, JQH continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development. Go to http://www.jqhhotels.com for more information, or connect with JQH on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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