SO! APART: Smart Living Concepts

Past week, at the SO! APART in Berlin, SAG participated in a very special event of the hospitality industry: the trade convention and exhibit is considered by now to be the industry meeting point for all topics relating to the “serviced apartments” hospitality concept. In addition, this long-stay segment is considered to be one of the fastest growing business fields in the accommodation trade of the hotel industry and, especially where the topic of access solutions and mobile check-in is concerned, it has many commonalities with the SAG product portfolio.

SAFE-O-TRONIC® access Mobile-Check-In allows for autonomous access for hotel guests.

About 200 participants, operators, investors, project developers and industry observers met on 22 and 23 November at the Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz to gather for the by now fifth industry congress on topics under the motto “Serviced apartments – a (not so) fast-selling

item? Creating, preserving, developing values”. Besides many other contributions, presentations and discussions about the following topics, among others were held: “The apartment of the future”, which combined topics of the hotel industry and concepts of the “internet of things” in an innovative and smart way.

“Currently, we are observing a strong trend towards digitalisation of the hotel industry, especially where booking and access solutions are concerned. The typical guest in the long-stay context of serviced apartments expects an autonomous possibility to access his accommodation. Here, we could score well with our solutions such as the SAFE-O-TRONIC® access mobile check-in. After all, this is how the operator can adjust the check-in perfectly to the needs of each guest,” said Julia Kuffel, Sales Officer of SAG.