The Peninsula Hotels and KABA Explore The Next Level in RFID Technology

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Using RFID Technology to Enrich Guest Experience

The Peninsula Hong Kong

Maximizing RFID technology is one way that Peninsula shows its guests that we value their most precious resources—time and privacy.

The Peninsula Hotels’ nine elite properties each embrace the brand’s philosophy of "Enriching Your Life." The company understands that the right technology can ensure a high standard of guest satisfaction. The latest initiative is RFID (radio frequency identification) in a collaborative effort with KABA. The Peninsula Hotels is exploring an end-to-end RFID solution that will enhance the complete guest experience from arrival at the hotel to accessing the guest room and other areas.

Guests will be delighted with the refined experience of using RFID electronic door locks, since they need only pass their key in front of the door reader to gain access. Quick and consistent guest access to rooms is ensured since the codes are not subject to erasure by cell phones. The most loyal guests will even be offered options for check-in.

"Maximizing RFID technology is one way that Peninsula shows its guests that we value their most precious resources—time and privacy," said Shane Izaks, General Manager, Information Technology for The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, parent company of The Peninsula Hotels. "Commencing with our US hotels—The Peninsula Beverly Hills, New York, and Chicago—The Peninsula Hotels’ partnership with KABA will extend our guest services across all our hotel properties."

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development, and management of prestigious hotel, commercial, and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States, and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management, and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris (opening in 2013). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower, and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.

KABA is a globally active, publicly traded security corporation. With its "Total Access" strategy, KABA specializes in integrated solutions for security, organization, and convenience at building and information access points. KABA is also the world market’s number-one provider of key blanks, key cutting and coding machines, transponder keys, and high-security locks. It is a leading provider of electronic access systems, locks, master key systems, hotel locking systems, security doors, and automatic doors. and

Saflok joined KABA in 2006. Saflok is a market innovator with 30 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and distributing electronic locks and systems. Its solutions are installed globally in the hospitality, lodging, multi-housing, and commercial markets. Saflok is committed to delivering best in class solutions that help properties achieve improved operations and reduced costs.

ILCO is a division of KABA. The ILCO brand is known worldwide for electronic locks that offer exceptional quality and technology innovation at competitive prices. ILCO is also a leader in key blanks, automotive transponder technology, key cutting/duplication machines, and brass replacement cylinders.


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