DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has selected OpenKey’s technology to provide mobile key entry, check-in capabilities and more at the Dallas Marriott Suites Medical/Market Center. Since its inception in 2014, OpenKey has rapidly become the industry standard for universal mobile key technology with a global hotel portfolio.
“We opted to use OpenKey mobile technology based on the ease of use and convenience it provides our guests and our staff,” said Eric Batis, vice president of capital management at Ashford Hospitality Trust. “In addition to offering a mobile key, the app allows our hotel to offer cutting edge service to guests. The ETA feature allows travelers to notify the front desk of early or late arrival which helps us deliver better service to all of our guests – including those that choose to skip the front desk and go straight to their room.”
“We are proud to be working with Ashford Hospitality Trust and the Dallas Marriott Suites team. This is an experienced ownership group in the hospitality industry and they understand very well the importance of providing their hotel guests the best experience possible,” said Brian Shedd, OpenKey’s vice president of sales and marketing. “The Dallas Marriott Suites is conveniently located close to several top notch medical centers, so eliminating the need to keep track of a room key will be a welcome comfort to property guests.”
Through the OpenKey app, which is supported by the KABA BLE lock system, Dallas Marriott Suites Medical/Market Center guests will have secure access to their hotel room via their smartphone. The app also makes it easy for guests to connect with the front desk and take advantage of amenities offered, including complimentary shuttle service.
The hotel is centrally located near the heart of downtown Dallas, just minutes away from the Design District, Uptown, Victory Park, Oak Lawn and the Dallas Convention Center, making it easy for guests to explore the city. The hotel has 265 suites at this location.
About Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.
Ashford Hospitality Trust is a leading real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing opportunistically in the hospitality industry in upper upscale, full-service hotels. For more information, visit www.ashfordinc.com/ashford-trust.aspx.
Founded in 2014, OpenKey is reinventing the hospitality experience through its mobile access solution. The OpenKey app is the industry standard for universal mobile key technology and works with the majority of digital hotel locks. Hotels and their guests benefit from OpenKey’s platform providing efficiency, easy guest access, and paired with existing hotel mobile offerings. OpenKey is a privately held company located in Plano, Texas. The company has been funded by 12 of the largest hotel ownership and management companies in the world. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit www.openkey.co.