Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels and casinos a contact-free mobile guest journey for a safe and engaging guest experience, announced that the company’s partnership with Agilysys has resulted in another five major casinos and resorts investing in Zaplox’s mobile keys, which are included in Agilysys’ mobile guest solution rGuest® Express Mobile. The properties include Choctaw Casino, Shooting Star Casino, Win-River Resort & Casino, Northern Quest Casino and the PGA National Resort & Spa.

Initially, the agreements include a total of 794 rooms, but have the potential of 3,280 rooms as some are pilot projects and will only roll out the mobile key for use in a portion of the rooms in the first phase.

Zaplox’s key-centric SDK is integrated with Agilysys PMS and the properties’ lock systems from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and dormakaba.

The Agilysys and Zaplox partnership delivers a contactless mobile guest journey with mobile check-in/checkout and a mobile key, available directly on the guest’s phone. As a result, hotel guests can avoid the crowds in the lobby and go straight to their room, using their phone to unlock the door.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for a contact-free, mobile alternative to the traditional check-in and checkout process, which normally takes place in the hotel lobby. It is the focus on guest safety and social distancing that is driving the demand for a contact-free mobile guest journey.

In addition to providing a safer hotel stay, the mobile guest journey also allows hotels to provide higher quality services, regardless of when and where the guest requests the information.

“We are very grateful that our partnership with Agilysys is accelerating and generating several new hotel agreements in the United States,” said Even Frydenberg, interim CEO of Zaplox. “The American hotel industry is undergoing a rapid transformation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and our companies’ joint offering helps hoteliers to comply with the new safety requirements. Zaplox’s mobile key strengthens Agilysys’ mobile guest solution, particularly in the U.S. casino market, where Agilysys has many customers.”

Some of the hotels listed in this press release will go live in fourth quarter of 2020 and the other hotels are planning to go live in the first quarter of 2021.

Choctaw Casinos & Resorts (Oklahoma)
Choctaw Nation, the third largest Native American tribe, operates three casino resorts in Oklahoma. Choctaw Casino in Durant, the largest of the three, is an AAA Four Diamond resort with a total of 717 rooms with an ongoing expansion project that will add another 1,000 rooms in 2021. The casino has 4,000 slot machines, table games, bowling alley, arcade, cinema and more. The Choctaw Nation also operates Pocola Casino & Resort with 118 rooms and Grant Casino & Resort with 156 rooms. www.choctawcasinos.com

Shooting Star Casino (Minnesota)
Shooting Star Casino has 386 rooms in Mahnomen, Minnesota. The casino is owned and operated by White Earth Nation and features Las Vegas-style games, big concerts, award-winning restaurants, spas, shopping and almost 30,000 square feet of event and meeting space. www.starcasino.com

Win-River Casino (California)
Win-River Resort & Casino in Redding California is a Native American gaming resort & casino with 84 rooms and 81,000 square feet of casino space. www.winriver.com

Northern Quest Casino (Washington)

Northern Quest Resort & Casino with 250 rooms in Spokane, Washington is an AAA Four Diamond resort with a Forbes Travel Guide Four-star rating. It is owned and operated by the Kalispel Indian tribe and features an exclusive spa, a dozen restaurants and lounges, and the AAA Four Diamond Masselows Steakhouse. The resort is soon adding a new hotel wing with 200 additional rooms. www.northernquest.com

PGA National Resort & Spa (Florida)
PGA National Resort & Spa is a luxury resort with 369 rooms in the prestigious West Palm Beach. The resort has five championship 18-hole golf courses, of which the most famous; “The Champion”, has hosted both Ryder Cup and the PGA Championship. The resort also features a full-service spa and 19 tennis courts. www.pgaresort.com

 

Om Agilysys
AAgilysys delivers innovative guest-centric technology solutions for gaming, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, corporate foodservice management, restaurants, universities, stadiums, and healthcare. Agilysys offers point-of-sale (POS), property management (PMS), inventory and procurement systems, payment solutions, and other related applications – managing the entire guest journey. Agilysys is known for its leadership in hospitality, its broad product offerings, and its customer-centric service. Agilysys operates across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and India with corporate headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA. www.agilysys.com

About Zaplox

Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the contact-free mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market. The company operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay, improving the check-in and check-out process, and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions allow hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, or to launch their own app mobile app in a cost-effective way. In addition, Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 201. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at IDEON Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. www.zaplox.com.

For more information:
Even Frydenberg, interim CEO and board member, Zaplox
email: even.frydenberg@zaplox.com or ir@zaplox.com
Phone: +32 468 07 88 02
[/av_textblock]

Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels and casinos a contact-free mobile guest journey for a safe and engaging guest experience, announced that the company will deliver mobile keys in partnership with Agilysys to the Mount Airy Casino Resort, a AAA Four Diamond Resort with 283 rooms in Mount Pocono, PA in the United States.

The agreement with Mount Airy Casino Resort is created in partnership with Agilysys, which is a leading PMS provider for hotels, casinos and resorts in North America. Zaplox’s key centric SDK has been used to add mobile key functionality to Agilysys’ mobile guest app, rGuest® Express Mobile and integration with the Agilysys PMS. The Zaplox mobile key solution also integrates with the hotel’s electronic door locks from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, providing a seamless user experience for the guests.

The partnership between Agilysys and Zaplox enables Mount Airy Casino Resort to offer guests a contactless mobile guest journey with mobile check-in/checkout and mobile keys, available directly on the guest’s smartphone. Hotel guests no longer have to wait in line at the front desk to check in and get a room key, but can avoid the crowds in the lobby and go straight to their room and unlock the door with their phone.

The mobile guest journey gives the hotel an opportunity to streamline its resources, and at the same time, maintain or in some cases exceed previous service levels. Through the app, the hotel is able to promote revenue-generating services such as dinner reservations, spa treatments, and golf packages to improve its profitability.

“The mobile guest journey provided by Zaplox and Agilysys is an ideal fit for the casino industry since it enables guests to spend more time in the casino instead of waiting in line to check in and get a room key, said Even Frydenberg, interim CEO, Zaplox. “Our partnership with Agilysys has generated several new hotel deals this year, and our joint solution is already in use at several properties. Now we look forward to enabling Mount Airy Casino Resort to offer its guest the choice of a contact-free mobile guest journey with mobile keys”.

According to the partner agreement between Agilysys and Zaplox, a mobile key order is generated to Zaplox every time Agilysys signs a new customer contract for rGuest Express Mobile. Once the order is received, Zaplox invoices a start-up fee and an ongoing monthly fee per door is added once the solution is in operation. The Mount Airy Casino Resort is forecasted at approximately SEK 424,000 if the mobile key solution remains in full operation for seven years (which is an average lifespan of a hotel lock). The agreement does not have any guaranteed volume or revenue levels.

Om Mount Airy Casino Resort
Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, USA is a AAA Four Diamond casino with 283 rooms, a 20,000 sqm conference center and ballroom. The casino has 1,800 slot machines and 80 table games. Mount Airy offers a variety of dining options, including Guy Fieri’s Mt. Pocono Kitchen and the award-winning Bistecca by Il Mulino. They also have an 18-hole golf course, SPA, training facility of 16,000 sqm, as well as swimming pools and concert facilities. Mount Airy Casino Resort is approximately 90 minutes from Philadelphia, New York City and New Jersey www.mountairycasino.com

Om Agilysys
AAgilysys delivers innovative guest-centric technology solutions for gaming, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, corporate foodservice management, restaurants, universities, stadiums, and healthcare. Agilysys offers point-of-sale (POS), property management (PMS), inventory and procurement systems, payment solutions, and other related applications – managing the entire guest journey. Agilysys is known for its leadership in hospitality, its broad product offerings, and its customer-centric service. Agilysys operates across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and India with corporate headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA. www agilysys.com

About Zaplox

Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the contact-free mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market. The company operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay, improving the check-in and check-out process, and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions allow hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, or to launch their own app mobile app in a cost-effective way. In addition, Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 201. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at IDEON Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. www.zaplox.com.

FFor more information:
Even Frydenberg, interim CEO and board member, Zaplox
email: even.frydenberg@zaplox.com or ir@zaplox.com
Phone: +32 468 07 88 02
[/av_textblock]

Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels, casinos, and vacation home rentals a contact-free mobile guest journey for a safe and engaging guest experience, announces that the company’s mobile guest journey is now implemented and in use at two exclusive boutique hotels in the United States; XV Beacon Hotel with 69 rooms in Boston and Hotel Hugo with 112 rooms in New York. Hotel guests no longer have to wait in line at the front desk to check-in or receive a physical key card, but can instead download the hotel’s mobile app to their phone to check-in and get a mobile key.

The customer agreements were signed in May and June of 2020 and Zaplox’s solutions have been integrated with locks from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and SALTO Systems, the ALICE Operations Platform, and Oracle OPERA PMS.

“The COVD-19 pandemic has increased the demand and accelerated the transition from to mobile solutions in the hotel industry. Hotel Hugo and XV Beacon Hotel have fewer rooms compared to other hotel agreements that Zaplox’s has signed during the pandemic in the U.S., but they are important miles stones because they are among the first boutique hotels in the U.S. to implement contact-free check-in and mobile keys during the ongoing pandemic”, said Even Frydenberg, Zaplox’s CEO.

Guests staying at Hotel Hugo in New York and XV Beacon Hotel in Boston can now use the hotels’ app for contactless check-in and checkout and the hotel room door can be unlocked with the app’s mobile key. Through the app, guests are also able to access the hotel’s service offerings and can communicate directly with the hotel staff via chat to request concierge services, room service or to make a dinner reservation. As a result, guests is becoming more self-sufficient and don’t have to physically interact with the staff as much.

“We are convinced that hotels that offer a contact-free option for check-in and checkout, consequently removing the need for guests to wait in line at the front desk, will be in a better position to increase their occupancy in the future. Both XV Beacon Hotel and Hotel Hugo are great examples of how boutique hotels are prioritizing mobile solutions to improve guest safety. Zaplox’s mobile guest journey with mobile keys, meets the new requirements for guest safety, helping hotels to comply with the new safety standards,” commented Zaplox’s CEO, Even Frydenberg,

About Zaplox

Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the contact-free mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market. The company operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay, improving the check-in and check-out process, and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions allow hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, or to launch their own app mobile app in a cost-effective way. In addition, Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 201. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at IDEON Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. www.zaplox.com.

For more information, please contact:

Kirk Olson, COO at JOINGO
Tel: 916-496-2297 | email: kirk.olson@joingo.com

Even Frydenberg, interim CEO and board member, Zaplox
+32 468 07 88 02 | even.frydenberg@zaplox.com

Mobile guest app helps improve guest safety while providing in-app access to luxury amenities and concierge services.

Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels, vaccation rentals, and casinos a mobile guest journey for a safe and engaging guest experience, announced that GrandLife Hotels that operates SOHO Grand Hotel and Roxy Hotel in the iconic SOHO and Tribeca neighborhoods in New York City has signed an agreement to offer Zaplox’s mobile guest journey. The agreement includes both properties with a total of 554 rooms. Zaplox’s guest app will be integrated with the hotel’s property management system, Opera PMS from Oracle, and lock systems from ASSA ABLOY. In addition, the Zaplox guest app has been integrated with the Alice hotel operations platform to enable direct communication between staff and guests.

GrandLife Hotels selected Zaplox’s mobile guest journey in order to be able to offer a safer stay with contact-free mobile check-in, checkout, and payment. Guests can skip the lines in the lobby and use their phone to unlock the door with a mobile key.

As a result of the integration with the Alice platform, guests will also be able to use the app to communicate with staff via chat to resolve issues, request room service, make dinner reservations, and book gym appointments. The hotel can also leverage the app to communicate special promotions at a time when guests are more receptive.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how hotels and guests look at guest safety, and the need for contact-free guest solutions has increased. Zaplox’s solutions allow hotels to offer a cost-efficient and contact-free digital alternative to the manual check-in/checkout process with plastic key cards.

“Zaplox’s mobile guest journey is ideal for hotels like SOHO Grand and Roxy Hotel because it provides a cost-efficient way for guests to minimize in-person contact but still enjoy their hotel stay,” says Magnus Friberg, CEO at Zaplox. “With our contactless solution, hotels can comply with the industry safety guidelines while providing the high quality services guests want. We are proud to work with GrandLife to offer guests a mobile guest journey.”

After being closed for several months in the spring, SOHO Grand and Roxy Hotels are now open for business again.

About GrandLife Hotels
A pioneer in the industry, GrandLife Hotels was the first company to establish luxury boutique hotels in the swank downtown New York neighborhoods of SoHo and TriBeCa. Formerly Grand Hotels NYC, GrandLife Hotels is the company that operates the ultra chic Soho Grand and Roxy Hotel. GrandLife Hotels is renowned for offering the highest level of personalized service and has continually set industry standards for premier amenities and guest services. GrandLife Hotels has also re-invented the conventional hotel bar concept and New York City’s notion of nightlife by offering a stylish, yet approachable experience in the Church Lounge and Grand Bar & Lounge – two of Manhattan’s key destinations for day or night.

www.grandlife.com

SOHO Grand Hotel – Located in the heart of Manhattan’s most iconic neighborhood, Soho Grand embodies SoHo’s creative energy and rich history and is one of the most sought-after luxury boutique hotels New York City has to offer. The hotel has 353 luxurious rooms and suites and offers room service and concierge services, as well as welcoming guests with a glass of champagne on the weekends. http://www.sohogrand.com

ROXY Hotel – The Roxy Hotel and its surroundings has long been a hub for Manhattan’s artists and performers. The hotel, with 201 rooms, offers comfort and convenience in a boutique environment and is located near 5th Avenue, Chelsea Market and the beautiful Washington Square Park and Battery Park. www.roxyhotelnyc.com

For more information, please contact:

Magnus Friberg, CEO
Email: magnus.friberg@zaplox.com
Phone: +46 706 58 07 60
Alternative: ir@zaplox.com

Certified Adviser
Svensk Kapitalmarknadsgransking AB
E-mail: ca@skmg.se
Phone: +46 11 32 30 732

About Zaplox
Zaplox helps hotels and vacation rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is the market innovator of the contact-free mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market with a total market potential of approximately 20 million hotel rooms. Zaplox operates in Europe and North America and offers a software platform that help manage the guest’s hotel stay. With Zaplox, the hotels can offer self-service at check-in and checkout, as well as distribute mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to the guest’s phone. Zaplox solutions include a Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel apps and Zaplox mobile app, which is a cost-effective way for hotels to launch their own guest app. In addition, Zaplox offers a self-service kiosk solution that helps deliver a seamless, contact-free guest journey. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms, supports leading lock and hotel systems, and can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox’s systems have been in commercial use since 2011, delivering more than 3.5 million guest nights. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at Ideon Science Park Lund, Sweden, and has offices in Europe and the United States. The Zaplox stock is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market.

www.zaplox.com

 

Mobile guest journey to improve guest safety as New York recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hotel Hugo, a sophisticated art-industrial landmark hotel with 122 rooms located in the trendy SoHo neighborhood in New York City rolls out a mobile guest app, providing a contact-free mobile guest journey with a focus on guest safety and convenience. Now, guests will be able to use their phone to check-in/checkout, unlock the hotel room door, and communicate with hotel staff.

Hotel Hugo teamed up with Zaplox, which offers hotels and casinos a contact-free mobile guest journey that enables guests to skip the lines and go straight to their hotel room and unlock the door with a digital key. The mobile key eliminates the need to handle plastic key cards and reduces interaction with the front desk and other hotel guests in the lobby. The app has been customized to match the Hotel Hugo brand and is fully integrated with Oracle Opera PMS and the lock system from ASSA ABLOY. In addition, integration with the ALICE Hotel Operations Platform chat functionality enables guests to request other concierge services directly in the app.

“As the business starts to pick up again, guest safety is our top priority,” says Pablo Migoya, general manager at Hugo Hotel. Zaplox ‘s hotel app enables us to offer a contact-free check-in/checkout experience that supports social distancing while allowing our staff can to focus on revenue-generating services”.

“We look forward to helping Hotel Hugo to create a new check-in process that supports the new social distancing rules and makes guests feel safe and comfortable,” says Magnus Friberg, CEO, Zaplox AB. “Our integration with Oracle Opera PMS makes the mobile guest journey accessible to all Opera users.”

About Hotel Hugo
Hotel Hugo, which opened in 2014, is located between SoHo and the Hudson River, which is an exclusive boutique hotel with 122 rooms in Manhattan’s new West SoHo area. Architect Marcello Pozzi’s design gives the hotel an industrial style with maritime-inspired interiors, overlooking the Hudson River, giving the feeling of staying on an Italian yacht. A rooftop bar and nightclub offer two floors of lounge space and panoramic views of New York and the river. www.hotelhugony.com

For more information, please contact:
Magnus Friberg, CEO
Email: magnus.friberg@zaplox.com
Phone: +46 706 58 07 60

About Zaplox
Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the contact-free mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market. The company operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay, improving the check-in and check-out process, and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions allow hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, or to launch their own app mobile app in a cost-effective way. In addition, Zaplox offers a self-service kiosk solution that helps deliver a frictionless guest journey. Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 2011 and have helped deliver more than 3.5 million guest nights. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at IDEON Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the company has offices in Europe and the United States. The Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. www.zaplox.com.

Zaplox delivers mobile keys to Island Resort & Casino, a AAA Four Diamond Resort, with 326 rooms in Michigan, USA.

Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels and casinos a mobile guest journey for a convenient and engaging guest experience, announced that the company would deliver mobile keys in partnership with Agilysys to Island Resort & Casino, a AAA Four Diamond Resort, with 326 rooms in Michigan, USA. The Zaplox SDK will be integrated with Agilysys PMS and lock systems from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.

This yet another customer win that is generated from the partnership with Agilysys, a leading provider of property management systems (PMS) for casinos and resorts in North America. The Zaplox SDK is part of Agilysys mobile solution rGuest Express Mobile, in which Agilysys benefits from Zaplox’s mobile key platform and knowledge to deliver a mobile guest journey. At Island Resort & Casino, the Zaplox SDK will be integrated with Agilysys Visual One PMS and lock systems from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.

Island Resort & Casino will now be able to offer guests a contact-free mobile check-in experience with a mobile key that allows guests to go straight to their room and unlock the hotel room door with their phone, throughout their stay. Hotel guests no longer need to wait in line and crowd with other guests in the lobby to check in and get a room key. Meanwhile, the hotel is becoming more efficient with its resources and can offer more revenue-generating services via the guest app, including dinner reservations and spa or golf appointments – presented at a time when guests are more receptive to special offers.

“We are very pleased that our partnership with Agilysys has generated yet another customer win with a reputable casino. Zaplox’s contactless mobile solutions are ideal for resorts and casinos that want guests to spend more time gaming instead of waiting in line to check in and get a key to their hotel room. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the hotels’ need for digital solutions that can help increase guest security and prevent the spread of the virus. Zaplox’s and Agilysys’ contact-free mobile guest journey with mobile keys, has been fully customized and integrated with the Agilysys platform, providing more than 3,000 Agilysys customers easy access to the benefits of the mobile solution, says Magnus Friberg, CEO, Zaplox AB

According to the partner agreement between Agilysys and Zaplox, a mobile key order is generated to Zaplox every time Agilysys signs a new customer contract for rGuest Express Mobile. Once the order is received, Zaplox invoices a start-up fee and an ongoing monthly fee per door will be added once the solution is in operation. The Island Resort & Casino project is forecasted at approximately SEK 500,000 if the mobile key solution remains in full operation for seven years (which is an average lifespan of a hotel lock). The agreement does not have any guaranteed volume or revenue levels.

About Island Resort & Casino
Island Resort & Casino, with 326 rooms, is located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, west of Escanaba and is one of the Midwestern’s largest golf, casino and entertainment facilities. Island Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community and offers a 400,000 square feet casino, numerous restaurants, spa, conference center and showrooms as well as two award winning golf courses; Sweetgrass and Sage Run Golf Club. http://www.islandresortandcasino.com

About Agilysys

Agilysys delivers innovative guest-centric technology solutions for gaming, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, corporate foodservice management, restaurants, universities, stadiums, and healthcare. Agilysys offers point-of-sale (POS), property management (PMS), inventory and procurement systems, payment solutions, and other related applications – managing the entire guest journey. Agilysys is known for its leadership in hospitality, its broad product offerings, and its customer-centric service. Agilysys operates across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and India with corporate headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA.

For more information, please contact:
Magnus Friberg, CEO
magnus.friberg@zaplox.com or ir@zaplox.com
Tel: +46 706 58 07 60

Certified Adviser
Svensk Kapitalmarknadsgransking AB
email: ca@skmg.se
Telephone: +46 11 32 30 732

About Zaplox
Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market with a total market potential of approximately 20 million hotel rooms. Zaplox operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay. With the help of mobile technology, Zaplox offers added value by improving the check-in and checkout process and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions include a software development kit (SDK) that allows hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, and Zaplox mobile app is a cost-effective way for hotels to launch their own app. In addition, Zaplox offers a self-service kiosk solution that helps deliver a frictionless guest journey. Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 2011 and have helped deliver more than 2.5 million guest nights. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at Ideon Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the company has offices in Europe and the United States. The Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. For more information, please visit www.zaplox.com.

 

Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels and casinos a mobile guest journey for a convenient and engaging guest experience, announces that Zaplox will deliver mobile keys to Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona as part of its partnership with Agilysys. Talking Stick Resort is a AAA Four Diamond Resort with 497 rooms and recipient of several recent hotel and casino awards, including Casino of the Year” by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA). The Zaplox SDK will be integrated with Agilysys Visual One property management solution and lock systems from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.

It is Zaplox’s partnership with Agilysys, a leading supplier of hospitality software and hotel property management systems (PMS) to casinos and resorts in North America that has generated the new agreement, in which the Zaplox SDK is included in the Agilysys mobile guest app rGuest Express Mobile. Agilysys benefits from Zaplox’s unique capabilities and has added the mobile keys functionality to its own mobile solution. At the Talking Stick Resort, the Zaplox SDK is integrated with Agilysys Visual One PMS for hotels and with the electronic lock system from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.

Up until now, Talking Stick Resort has been offering 24-hour check-in and checkout service through the front desk, where guests have waited in line to check in and receive a key. The new mobile solution allows guests to check in/check out at any time of day, but without waiting in line at the front desk. Instead, guests can go straight to their hotel room and open the door with a mobile key that is linked directly to their reservation. As a result, Talking Stick Resort is able to provide guests better service and increased availability.

“It is very gratifying that our partnership with Agilysys, a leader in hospitality software with a large installed base at hotels and casinos in the United States, is now generating another contract for Zaplox. Partnerships like this, enables our partners to use Zaplox SDK to offer a mobile guest journey, thus allowing us to scale our installations in a smooth and manageable way,” says Magnus Friberg, CEO at Zaplox.

As specified in the partnership agreement with Agilysys, Zaplox receives an order for mobile keys each time Agilysys signs a customer contract for the rGuest Express Mobile. Once the order for the mobile keys is received, Zaplox invoices a start-up fee, followed by a monthly charge per door once the solution is live. The new Agilysys agreement, pertaining Talking Stick Resort is forecasted at approximately SEK 700 000 if the mobile key solution remains in full operation for seven years (which is an average lifespan of a hotel lock). The agreement does not have any guaranteed volume or revenue levels.

About Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort (TSR) is a AAA Four Diamond Resort and a major landmark in the growing talking stick culture and entertainment destination (TSCED). The resort is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and is owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Talking Stick Resort offers cultural experiences and luxurious accommodation in 496 rooms, along with the region’s largest casino, 11 restaurants, lounges, spas, showrooms, golf course, concert halls, conference facilities and 25 different cultural centers. More information is available at www.talkingstickresort.com

For more information, please contact:
Magnus Friberg, CEO
magnus.friberg@zaplox.com or ir@zaplox.com
Tel: +46 706 58 07 60

Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is the certified adviser for Zaplox AB (publ).  ca@vhcorp.se Tel. +46 40 200 250

About Agilysys
Agilysys has been a leader in hospitality software for more than 40 years, delivering innovative guest-centric technology solutions for casinos, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, managed foodservice providers, stadiums and arenas. Agilysys offers the most comprehensive software solutions in the industry, including point-of-sale (POS), property management (PMS), inventory and procurement, payment solutions, and related hospitality applications, to manage the entire guest journey. Agilysys is known for its leadership in hospitality, its broad product offerings and its customer-centric service. Some of the largest hospitality companies around the world use Agilysys solutions to help improve guest loyalty, generate more revenue and increase operational efficiencies. Agilysys operates across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and India with headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA. For more information visit www.agilysys.com.

About Zaplox

Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market with a total market potential of approximately 20 million hotel rooms. Zaplox operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay. With the help of mobile technology, Zaplox offers added value by improving the check-in and checkout process and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions include a software development kit (SDK) that allows hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, and Zaplox mobile app is a cost-effective way for hotels to launch their own app. In addition, Zaplox offers a self-service kiosk solution that helps deliver a frictionless guest journey. Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 2011 and have helped deliver more than 2.5 million guest nights. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at Ideon Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the company has offices in Europe and the United States. The Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. For more information, please visit www.zaplox.com.

 

 

Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels and casinos a mobile guest journey and kiosk solution for the convenient and engaging guest experience, announces that SkiStar AB (publ) has signed a new agreement that adds integration with ASSA ABLOY Global Solution lock systems to the Zaplox SDK. Zaplox’s mobile key solution is already included in SkiStar’s mobile guest journey and the new integration enables rental cabins that are equipped with mobile-enabled locks from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions to be unlocked with a mobile key from Zaplox.

SkiStar has used Zaplox SDK to deliver a mobile guest journey for several years, enabling guests to use mobile check-in and mobile keys to access their cabins. Up until now, Zaplox’s solution has been integrated with mobile locks from SALTO Systems, but with the new agreement, SkiStar will be adding integration with locks from ASSA ABLOY. The new lock integration allows SkiStar to also offer mobile keys to guests staying in cabins with mobile-enabled locks from ASSA ABLOY.

“We are proud of our long-standing partnership with SkiStar and that Zaplox once again has been trusted to be part of the next step of SkiStar’s digital development. SkiStar’s mobile guest journey with mobile keys from Zaplox has provided guests staying in SkiStar’s rental cabins a popular and convenient check-in process with a positive impact on the guest experience. The new agreement expands Zaplox’s ability to support SkiStar’s digital guest journey and we look forward to continuing to deliver increased accessibility and better service to SkiStar’s customers,” says Magnus Friberg, CEO at Zaplox AB.

The agreement expands the current partnership agreement between SkiStar and Zaplox. The new agreement is forecasted at approximately SEK 3.8 million if the new solution is fully implemented for all of the SkiStar-owned vacation rentals and remains in full operation for seven years (which is an average lifespan of a hotel lock). The agreement does not have any guaranteed volume or revenue levels.

About SkiStar
SkiStar AB (publ) is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, Mid Cap segment. The Group owns and operates Alpine ski resorts in Sälen, Åre, and Vemdalen, and Hammarbybacken (Stockholm) in Sweden, Hemsedal, and Trysil in Norway, and St. Johann in Tirol, Austria. The market share is 50% in Sweden, 30% in Norway, and the company has 41% of the total market share in Scandinavia. The core business is Alpine skiing with the guest’s skiing experience in focus. The business is divided into two segments, including Ski Resort Operation and Property Development & Exploitation. Visit www.skistar.com/en/ for more information.

For more information, contact:
Magnus Friberg, CEO
magnus.friberg@zaplox.com or ir@zaplox.com
Tel: +46 706 58 07 60

Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is the certified adviser for Zaplox AB (publ). ca@vhcorp.se Tel: +46 40 200 250

About Zaplox
Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market with a total market potential of approximately 20 million hotel rooms. Zaplox operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay. With the help of mobile technology, Zaplox offers added value by improving the check-in and checkout process and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones.

Zaplox solutions include a software development kit (SDK) that allows hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, and Zaplox mobile app is a cost-effective way for hotels to launch their own app. In addition, Zaplox offers a self-service kiosk solution that helps deliver a frictionless guest journey. Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 2011 and have helped deliver more than 2.5 million guest nights. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at Ideon Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the company has offices in Europe and the United States.

The Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market.

 

Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels and casinos a mobile guest journey and kiosk solution for the convenient and engaging guest experience, announces that it has signed an agreement with Icelandair Hotels Group (publ) to deliver Zaplox Kiosk. The agreement includes a total of 1,162 rooms at ten of Icelandair’s hotels in Iceland. Zaplox Kiosk will enable Icelandair Hotels to offer guests the use of a self-service kiosk upon arrival at the hotel. Zaplox Kiosk will be integrated with Oracle Opera PMS and lock systems from SALTO Systems and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions

Icelandair Hotels Group has selected the latest generation of Zaplox’s successful kiosk solution, Zaplox Kiosk to make the check-in and checkout process smoother and more efficient at ten of its hotels in Iceland. In the near future, Icelandair Hotels will be able to offer guests the ability to find their reservation, check-in, and encode their own key card by using the Zaplox Kiosk. Guests can also use the kiosk to check out and pay for their stay.  Zaplox Kiosk allows Icelandair Hotels to immediately improve the guest experience by eliminating the need for guests to wait in line to check-in and receive a key card. At the same time, it enables the hotel to utilize its staff resources more efficiently and offer new revenue-generating services, including spa and restaurant reservations, presented at a time when guests are more receptive to making a purchase. Self-service via Zaplox Kiosk is available via touch screen computers in the hotel lobby and will be integrated with the Oracle Opera property management system and lock systems from SALTO Systems and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.

“We are very proud that Icelandair Hotels has chosen Zaplox as its partner for the hotels’ digital guest journey. Our kiosk solution is a smart and cost-effective option for hotels that have not yet fully adopted mobile access locks and are still using key card locks or a combination of both types of locks. Icelandair Hotels will now have the opportunity to offer guests a quick and easy check-in and checkout process, resulting in improved guest experience,” says Magnus Friberg, CEO at Zaplox AB.

The initial value of the agreement, including the volume-based revenue for the first year of operation, is estimated to approximately SEK 500,000. If the solution remains in full operation at the 10 contracted hotels for seven years, which is the average lifetime of a hotel room door lock, the forecasted revenue is SEK 3.3 million for Zaplox. The agreement does not include any volume or revenue guarantees. The first kiosks are scheduled to be up and running in April of 2020.

About Icelandair Hotels Group

Icelandair Hotels is Iceland’s leading hotel chain with 16 hotels and a total of 1,512 rooms in Iceland. Icelandair Group is the parent company of nine subsidiaries in the Icelandic travel industry, and Icelandair Hotels is one of them. Together with the other subsidiaries, Icelandair Hotels plays an important role in the development of the local infrastructure, offering a wide selection of accommodation, restaurants, and spas that cater to a broad clientele with a portfolio of sixteen brands. In Reykjavik, it has 875 rooms at Reykjavik Marina, Reykjavik Natura, Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Canopy Reykjavik City Center, Alda Hotel Reykjavik, Reykjavik Consulate, and Reykjavik Marina Residence and an additional 637 rooms at hotels in the Icelandic countryside. http://www.icelandairhotels.com

For more information, please contact:
Magnus Friberg, CEO
magnus.friberg@zaplox.com or ir@zaplox.com
Tel: +46 706 58 07 60

Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is the certified adviser for Zaplox AB (publ).  ca@vhcorp.se  Tel: +46 40 200 250

About Zaplox

Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market with a total market potential of approximately 20 million hotel rooms. Zaplox operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay. With the help of mobile technology, Zaplox offers added value by improving the check-in and checkout process and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions include a software development kit (SDK) that allows hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, and Zaplox mobile app is a cost-effective way for hotels to launch their own app. In addition, Zaplox offers a self-service kiosk solution that helps deliver a frictionless guest journey. Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 2011 and have helped deliver more than 2.5 million guest nights. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at Ideon Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the company has offices in Europe and the United States. The Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. For more information, please visit www.zaplox.com.

Popular boutique hotel in Vienna renews the contract with Zaplox to meet the increasing demand for mobile check-in and mobile keys and other mobile guest services.

Zaplox AB, a developer of mobile guest journey software for hotels and casinos, announced it has renewed the contract with Schani Hotels, which includes Hotel Schani Wien and the new Hotel Schani Salon, both boutique hotels with a total of 159 rooms in central Vienna in Austria. Schani Hotels, which has offered Zaplox mobile guest journey with mobile keys to its guests since 2015, is continuing to invest in improvements of the guest experience by upgrading to Zaplox Premium to meet the demand for additional mobile guest services.

Zaplox Premium with mobile check-in and checkout and mobile keys has been integrated with the hotel’s new property management system StayNTouch and the new electronic lock system from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.

As a result of the upgrade to the new Zaplox Premium,  Schani Hotels will continue to offer guests a mobile guest journey without long check-in lines and with easier and more efficient key management. Guests can skip the lines at the front desk and go straight to their room and use their phone to unlock the door –with support for both Android and iOS phones. The upgrade to Zaplox Premium, also allows Schani Hotels to provide additional revenue-generating guest services.

“We are extremely pleased that Schani Hotels has chosen to upgrade to the latest generation of Zaplox’s mobile guest journey. Although Schani Hotels is a smaller size hotel chain, the agreement is of great importance because it clearly demonstrates that Zaplox’s services create long-lasting value for both our hotel customers and their guests,” said Magnus Friberg, CEO of Zaplox. “Schani Hotels and other Zaplox customers such as the SkiStar and Lundia Group are all companies that trust in Zaplox’s ability to create a more efficient and convenient guest experience, and the renewal of the contract with Schani Hotels shows that they continue to have confidence in Zaplox’s ability to deliver a better and more profitable guest journey.”

***

Schani Hotels
Schani Hotels is a family-owned boutique hotel with two hotels in central Vienna. Hotel Schani Wien has 135 rooms and was opened by the Komarek family in 2015. Hotel Schani Wien is a charming and innovative hotel, which was the very first hotel to offer a selection of individual rooms, mobile keys, quick check-in, and integrated collaboration space in the hotel lobby. Located right at the Vienna Central Station, this hotel is a perfect starting point for both business and leisure travelers. The newly opened Hotel Schani Salon features 24 rooms and is located just in the center, off Mariahilfer Strasse. It reinterprets the classic Jugendstil and is one of the most extraordinary, history-filled hotels in Vienna. The hotel owner, Benedikt Komarek works closely with the Frauenhofer IAO Institute and continues the family’s successful hotel tradition with new trendsetting projects and ideas. hotelschani.com

190806_Schani Hotels Signs New Contract and Upgrades to Zaplox mobile Guest Journey