At a time when hassle-free travel is a growing demand, the Concorde Hotels & Resorts Group launches Smart Way, an e-check-in/checkout kiosk that enables busy travelers faster access to their rooms. The new service is available to those who book a stay using the www.concorde-hotels.com website. First to pilot this project is Hotel Concorde La Fayette, which is the premier 4-star hotel to provide this service in France.
After booking, travelers can check-in online anytime and receive a unique room key code. Upon arrival, guests bypass the reception and type in their code on the Smart Way Terminal in the lobby, which delivers the room key. The terminal will validate bills and accept returned keys when guests check out.
Concorde Hotels & Resorts Group launched Smart Way with Ariane Systems, a company that developed the concept based on airline check-in services. The Group’s e-check-in program comes on the heels of its new client loyalty program, “Concorde Privilege,” which enables online bookers to enjoy exclusive advantages during their stay (room upgrades, in-room services, etc.).
About Hotel Concorde La Fayette
Ideally located between the Champs-Elysées and La Défense, Hotel Concorde La Fayette is in one of Paris’s most affluent neighborhoods. Standing 34 stories tall, the luxury hotel is one of the largest in Paris and boasts 950 guest rooms and unique views of the city. www.concorde-lafayette.com 3 Place du général Koenig, 75017 Paris, France, Tel +33 (0)1 40 68 50 68, Fax + 33 (0)1 40 68 50 89
About Concorde Hotels & Resorts
Owned by the Louvre Group, Concorde Hotels & Resorts is a renowned international group in the luxury hospitality industry, counting 25 luxury hotels in Europe, North Africa, Asia and the United States. Concorde owns, manages and promotes a global network of 4-star and 5-star hotels, each an integral part of the local landscape. Exceptional location and architecture confer distinctive character, highlighting the unique personality of each property. For additional information concerning the Group and its hotels, please visit www.concorde-hotels.com.