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Luxurious Canadian hotel turns to hospitality’s leading security technology provider to increase security and efficiency with VingCard Classic RFID locks.

Stockholm – April 25, 2017 – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, an iconic four diamond luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, Alberta, announces the successful installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s VingCard Classic RFID door locks and Visionline locking solution. Known for its state-of-the-art guestroom amenities, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald selected ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s innovative locking solutions to enhance overall security for its guests, while blending with the property’s traditional décor.

Prior to the implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s locking solutions, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald was using a competing locking system that had become obsolete. After considering another competitor to replace the original locking system, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald ultimately turned to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality to update the hotel’s security abilities with the VingCard Classic RFID door locks.

“Our staff knew that to keep up with industry trends while preserving the classic look of our guestrooms, we needed to install locking technologies that were not only innovative and secure, but also visually appealing,” said Alex Saenz, director of housekeeping at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. “ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has been a trusted brand in the hotel security industry for years, and with that status in mind we knew its business goals tied in well with what we’re hoping to achieve with our hotel.”

The management team at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald chose to work with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality based on its ability to meet the hotel’s specific needs, including superior service and reliability. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s status as a corporate-approved vendor and its compatibility with the hotel’s soon-to-be installed communications system were also among the top reasons for the hotel’s decision.

Additionally, the installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s Visionline will work in tandem with the Classic RFID locks to allow hotel staff to see which guests have used their key to enter certain areas of the hotel and when. By enabling this capability, the hotel can now effectively monitor entry into certain sections and areas of the property. Any time a keycard is suspected of being stolen or used inappropriately, hotel staff can instantly deactivate that card from one central location to prevent any future unauthorized entry, further increasing the hotel’s security protocol.

“We have already noticed significant benefits since completing the installation,” adds Saenz. “The seamless integration between our property management system and Visionline creates a far more effortless process for keycard creation and guestroom allocation. We are also saving time on a number of regular tasks and processes, such as creating automatic set times for certain doors to open and resolving any issues guests may have with their keycards.”

For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.

About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

The global leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in over 42,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 7 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's comprehensive range of security and technology solutions comprises VingCard electronic locks, Elsafe in-room safes and Orion energy management systems, as well as advanced mobile access and integrated software solutions. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com

Contact: Riise Walker

Riise.Walker@assaabloy.com / +1 (972) 692-3167

Contact: Andrea Mane

Riise.Walker@assaabloy.com / +1 (972) 692-3167

About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3000 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com

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