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SALTO and OpenKey Bring Mobile Access Control to Napa Valley’s Bardessono Luxury Hotel

Monday 07 May 2018

Napa Valley’s luxurious Bardessono Hotel has integrated SALTO Systems electronic locks with OpenKey software to allow guests the convenience of mobile key room access.

The SALTO-OpenKey integration seamlessly enables Bardessono guests to use a mobile device as a room key and allows them the ability to check in, contact the front desk, confirm identity with an ID capture for security and send an estimated time of arrival (ETA) to the hotel all via the OpenKey app. Guests can also use the smartphone app to manage elevators and gain entry to amenities like the pool. Hotel employees can quickly and easily track room status and make any needed updates via SALTO’s access control management software. The system upgrade was made possible through the integration with existing SALTO XS4 networked locks.

OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key access in hotels, allows guests the convenience of using a smartphone for room access and more. SALTO revolutionized access control with the first stand-alone, battery-powered electronic lock; SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) data-on-card technology; and the first wireless and wire-free access control system that combined a stand-alone locking device with online, real-time capabilities without wires or mechanical keys.

The Bardessono property-wide electronic access control solution has helped reduce cost and improve guest relations, said Remington Hotels Vice President of Operations Sileshi Mengiste.

Mengiste added that the ability to use mobile keys has strengthened Bardessono’s commitment to being a green hotel. “Bardessono is a Platinum LEED certified hotel and the OpenKey app has helped us avoid plastic and paper usage which supports our commitment to being a fully eco-friendly hotel.”

Because there are 62 rooms to manage across the five-acre property, the ability to manage room access via the SALTO and OpenKey solution has been incredibly efficient, said Mengiste.

Located in the heart of the Napa Valley wine country in Yountville, California, Bardessono is a world-class luxury boutique hotel, restaurant and spa. Every one of Bardessono’s lavish hotel rooms is designed with the guest experience in mind. Owned and operated by Remington Hotels independent management company, Bardessono has been recognized with some of the biggest awards in travel from Condé Nast, Travel & Leisure, Forbes and TripAdvisor.