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29 January 2018

Nordic Choice Hotels Celebrates Milestone in Security Innovation with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access at Multiple Properties

Leading Scandinavian hotel chain completes upgrade of more than 3,000 rooms to mobile key functionality with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

Stockholm -- ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, the global leader in hospitality security technology, announces the implementation of its Mobile Access keyless entry to more than 3,000 rooms at six Nordic Choice Hotels properties in Stockholm, Sweden. The groundbreaking multi-property upgrade encompassed Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Quality Hotel Globe, Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Hobo, Clarion Sign and Quality Hotel Friends. Officially going live at Nordic Choice Hotels' annual Winter Conference in Stockholm on January 19, more than 2,000 attendees used Nordic Choice Hotels' mobile application with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access to check in and use their smartphone as a room key.

"With the enhancement to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access at six of our hotels, we can now offer guests a more convenient experience with the use of innovative technologies that not only improve guest satisfaction but also increase overall property security," says Lisa Farrar, chief digital officer of Nordic Choice Hotels. "This installation marks an incredible feat in the world of hospitality security technology, and we are excited to see all the additional benefits that will be achieved."

The installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's mobile key solution allows Nordic Choice staff to focus their time on the guests and their specific needs by being increasingly available for more urgent matters and to provide a more personalized guest experience. A key benefit to guests is the ability to bypass the front desk by checking in with the Nordic Choice Hotels mobile app and use their mobile device as a room key.

"Nordic Choice and ASSA ABLOY Hospitality are both making strong efforts to improve the guest experience," says Christophe Sut, executive vice president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "This achievement is a success story for both parties involved, and we are proud to have been part of it."

As a preferred and long-term partner of Nordic Choice, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality currently supplies innovative hotel security solutions at a majority of the brand's 190 properties. Operating through secure Seos technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access generates and delivers a digitally encrypted key directly to the Nordic Choice Hotels app, which guests then use to open their guestroom with a quick swipe of their mobile device.

For more information about ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of electronic in-room safes and locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.


About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

The global leader in hotel security technology for nearly 40 years, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is a part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company with 47,000 employees. With products installed in properties all over the world, securing millions of guestrooms globally, the company's comprehensive range of security and technology solutions is comprised of VingCard electronic locks, Elsafe in-room safes, integrated software platforms and advanced mobile access solutions. Its latest innovation, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access provides advanced security for hotels and augments the stay experience for today's tech-savvy guests. Operating with secure Seos technology, Mobile Access allocates guestrooms and generates encrypted digital keys over a secure channel. This allows users to bypass the front desk and access their assigned guestrooms via their personal smart phones and watches. In order to provide best-in-class customer service, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality offers support in more than 166 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.

About mi-pad Hotels

mi-pad Queenstown is a next generation, energy-conscious hotel experience for the smart traveller. The six-storey hotel features 57 stylish and well-appointed rooms and is the ultimate marriage of technology, sustainability, comfort and convenience.

The $15m John Blair-designed hotel is in the heart of Queenstown, less than a two-minute walk from the vibrant centre with its hundreds of bars, restaurants and activity operators set on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu.

MIPAD Holdings is a joint venture project between local Queenstown developer, Lewis Gdanitz, and TJK NZ Ltd, most notably recognized as the owners of luxury boutique hotels, The George, Christchurch and Regent of Rotorua. mi-pad Queenstown is the first hotel for the group and there are already views for expansion, with new sites being identified and intentions to expand over the next 10 years.


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