OpenKey Signs California Resort

Dallas-based OpenKey, the startup which is developing an open standard for digital keys for the hotel and hospitality industry, reported a win on Monday with a resort in California. According to OpenKey, the Surf & Sand Resort, located in Laguna Beach, California, has selected OpenKey to power digital keys at the resort. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. The two said the deal will let guests at the resort use their smartphone to check in, provide late or early arrival notification, contact the front desk, and more. The app works both on iOS and Android. OpenKey is backed by a consortium of 12 large hotel ownership and management companies, who are hoping to standardize a single approach to smartphone and digital hotel key locks.