KEYPR®, the technology company whose enterprise cloud platform is the leader in guest experience and hospitality management, has partnered with Hafele, globally-renowned specialists in hospitality hardware, cabinet fittings, and smart architectural systems. As part of a larger tech initiative for Hafele, this integration will allow end users to utilize advanced digital key and in-room technologies such as lighting, audio, and other guest room functionality via the KEYPR platform, ultimately touching all aspects of the guest-facing experience. This partnership will also extend to Intelity on the heels of this merger announcement to combine both entities to form the largest, most richly integrated company in hospitality.
Hafele has built a reputation for delivering best-in-class hardware in over 150 countries and, with their latest access and room control technologies, the company is poised to continue their market penetration. The global smart lock vertical has seen dramatic growth recently with Grand View Research forecasting demand for smart locks to reach 135 million units by 2024. With integrated connectivity, mobile guest experience management, room controls, and digital key solutions now as necessities in hospitality, KEYPR’s integration with Hafele benefits both companies, as well as their respective hotel, residential, and cruise line customers.
“KEYPR has positioned itself as best-in-class by placing emphasis on providing a completely seamless, fully integrated digital guest experience,” said Christoph Dechler, Category Manager across new technologies at Hafele. “We are excited to leverage our global strength with a highly trusted brand that shares our values of delivering unparalleled customer service and prioritizing innovation in hospitality.”
“The team at Hafele are world-renowned innovators of functionality, and their 95-year history is a testament to their ability to provide products for a broad landscape and evolving customer needs,” said KEYPR Co-Founder and COO Mark Anderson. “We are fortunate to have such a great partner and look forward to collaborating as we roll out the partnership globally.”
Initial markets benefitting from the partnership include North America and Australia, with Europe and greater Asia to follow. Both KEYPR and Intelity will be at HITEC.