Criton partners with 4Suites digital keys in industry first
Criton, the UK’s first intuitive app builder for the hospitality industry, has today announced at World Travel Market (Stand TT330) a partnership with 4SUITES, the cloud-based mobile access company. The partnership will be transformational for guests who will be able to bypass lengthy check-in queues via a digital key on their mobile device to unlock their hotel room. In an industry-first, hotels that create a digital guest portal via Criton’s unique content management system will be able to utilise this technology.
4SUITES will be Criton’s first reseller, enabling the company to embed their digital key into Criton’s Progressive Web App (PWA) technology; another first for the sector. Contained within a product which will soon be an industry standard, PWA’s are accessed by clicking a unique URL rather than via the App Stores, making them quick and easy to use.
Today’s announcement will enable hoteliers who build their own branded guest portal with Criton, access to the 4SUITES dashboard. This will allow guests complete control of all doors via their digital key, from their own device. Guests access the “unlock” button within their downloaded app and from the 4Suites feature, they will see their room and all the other facilities (gym, pool, spa, etc.) they can open with their mobile digital key.
Julie Grieve, Founder & CEO of Criton, said: “Our founding purpose is to give independent hotels and small groups access to the technology, tools and capabilities that are usually only reserved for the big chains, allowing our customers to offer their guests an enhanced experience using the device they take everywhere, their mobile phone. We’re delighted to be working with 4SUITES and offer this technology to our clients.”
Jonathan Springford, Commercial Director of 4SUITES, said: “The travel industry is seeing huge value in providing their guests with easy access to their hotels – and this is where both Criton and 4Suites excel. We’re proud to be able to offer mobile key integration in web apps, a first in the industry.”
Criton will be exhibiting at World Travel Market from 5-7 November at the ExCeL, London, on stand TT330. The company will be showcasing its digital key integration with 4Suites, as well as its recently launched Pip travel app created specifically for self-catering properties.
For more information on the integration with 4Suites, please visit: www.criton.com/product-tour/digital-door-key