The Godfrey Hotel Boston Selects OpenKey to Give Guests
DALLAS (April 4, 2016) – OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key access, announced today that The Godfrey Hotel Boston, Boston’s newest independent property modernizing how travelers view boutique hotels, is offering its guests the convenience of digital key room access via OpenKey’s app.
OpenKey is helping to reinvent the hospitality experience by allowing guests authorized and secure access to their hotel room from their smartphone or mobile device. Travelers have access to their room and additional conveniences to customize their stay via the app.
“We are very excited to be working with The Godfrey Hotel Boston to implement mobile key technology at such an iconic property,” said Brian Shedd, OpenKey’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Guests can download the app directly onto their mobile device, check in on their way from the airport and go straight to their room while enjoying the convenience and security of smartphone room access.”
With the recent release of OpenKey Version 2.0, guests are able to manage their check-in, call the front desk directly, confirm their identity with an ID capture for security and send their estimated time of arrival (ETA) to the hotel.
“We want to provide the very best digital guest experience possible,” commented Justin Tait, director of operations at The Godfrey Hotel Boston. “The hotel industry is evolving and technology has a big role in that. We are excited to work with OpenKey and have a partner with a hospitality technology platform that supports our needs and can be implemented into our existing BLE locks.”
The Godfrey Hotel Boston is a 242-room lifestyle boutique hotel in Boston’s burgeoning Downtown Crossing neighborhood, which opened in February 2016. The luxury lifestyle hotel prides itself on providing its guests with sophisticated full-service amenities, beautiful rooms and suites, and exceptional guest service.
The OpenKey app is available to download in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.
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
About The Godfrey Hotel Boston
Opened in February 2016, The Godfrey Hotel Boston is the second Godfrey Hotel property developed by Oxford Capital Group, LLC, with the award-winning flagship property having opened in February 2014 in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Oxford is actively evaluating additional locations in a number of major markets around the country. The name Godfrey has a meaning of “peace” and “welcome” to travelers. For more information, please visitwww.godfreyhotelboston.com. For up-to-date news about the property, follow the hotel’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Oxford Capital Group, LLC
Oxford Capital Group, LLC is a national real estate investment, development and management firm. Oxford Hotels and Resorts, LLC is its wholly owned hotel operating affiliate. Oxford, its affiliates and principals have been involved in approximately $2.5 billion of real estate and private equity investments, including approximately 13,000 hotel rooms and over 2,000 assisted living units and nursing home beds. The firm’s primary areas of focus are hotels, resorts, conference centers, senior housing and other operationally intensive forms of real estate, including health, fitness, spa, athletic and sports/ entertainment destination clubs, and entertainment destination outlets including hotel rooftop venues. Oxford’s geographic focus include the nation’s top metropolitan areas: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, metro Washington D.C., select resort markets, and other markets with unique attributes including Charleston, SC, New Orleans, LA and various markets throughout Florida. Notable national projects include Godfrey Hotel-Boston, Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel-New York City, Lexington Hotel-New York City, and the National Conference Center-Lansdowne, VA. Its current portfolio includes a growing collection of upscale, upper upscale and luxury lifestyle hotels and brands including Cass, Felix, Godfrey, Essex, Bay Harbor and London House. For information, visit www.oxford-capital.com.