Surf & Sand Resort Elevates Guest Experience with OpenKey

Traveler's smartphone is now universal key

DALLAS--()--Surf & Sand Resort, a JC Resorts property, located in Laguna Beach, CA, has selected OpenKey to provide guests the convenience of digital key entry. OpenKey is the industry standard for providing universal mobile key access in hotels.

Resort guests will be able to access their room with their smartphone and customize their stay with features such as late or early arrival notification, remote check-in, front desk contact feature or modifying their check in and check out time, all through the OpenKey mobile app. This technology implementation means Surf & Sand guests will have more control over their stay experience than ever before.

“We are pleased to be working with OpenKey to provide our guests with the best experience possible when staying at Surf & Sand Resort,” said Melinda Speck, Corporate Director of Brand Marketing for JC Resorts. “Surf & Sand strives to combine the best of location, atmosphere, amenities and convenience – so adding mobile key technology was an easy choice.”

“Offering a mobile key is a perfect fit for the upscale, guest-focused experience of Surf & Sand,” said Brian Shedd, OpenKey’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Most people limit the amount of personal items they bring on the beach because they don’t want to lose them when they go into the ocean. By eliminating a traditional room key, OpenKey gives guests one less item to keep up with.”

Voted Conde Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards Top 20 Best Resorts in Southern California, Surf & Sand’s 167-rooms all have a view of the Pacific Ocean giving guests the chance to relax. The luxury lifestyle hotel prides itself on providing its guests with sophisticated full-service amenities, including an oceanfront restaurant and luxurious spa, beautiful guest rooms and suites, and exceptional guest service.

The OpenKey app is available to download in the iOS App and Google Play stores.

About OpenKey

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 guest’s 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.

About Surf & Sand Resort

Surf & Sand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide LVX Collection and holder of AAA’s Four-Diamond Award, lies on California's Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand. Laguna Beach, which is renowned for its long history as a center for the arts, is also home to the world-famous Pageant of the Masters festival. All 154 guest rooms and 13 suites at Surf & Sand command spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby coastline. The resort also houses Splashes Restaurant, featuring a fresh and seasonal coastal menu; the intimate Aquaterra Spa; 10,000-square-feet of meeting space and wedding venues with commanding ocean views. Surf & Sand is owned by JC Resorts, whose other properties include Rancho Bernardo Inn Resort & Spa in North County San Diego, Scripps Inn in La Jolla, Temecula Creek Inn in Southern California Wine Country, and golf courses throughout Southern California. For reservations and additional information, please visit www.surfandsandresort.com.

Contacts

Media Contact for OpenKey:
Stacey Gaswirth, 214-213-4675
stacey@gopublicrelations.com
or
Media Contact for Surf & Sand:
Jessica Martin, 858-385-8755
jmartin@jcresorts.com

Release Summary

Surf & Sand Resort, a JC Resorts property, located in Laguna Beach, CA has selected OpenKey to provide guests the convenience of digital key entry.

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Contacts

Media Contact for OpenKey:
Stacey Gaswirth, 214-213-4675
stacey@gopublicrelations.com
or
Media Contact for Surf & Sand:
Jessica Martin, 858-385-8755
jmartin@jcresorts.com