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.

Hotel guests to benefit from mobile guest journey with mobile check-in/mobile keys and access to concierge services directly from their phone with the option of using a kiosk-based self-service solution

LUND, SWEDEN — OCT. 4, 2019 Zaplox AB (“Zaplox”), a developer of mobile guest journey software for hotels and casinos, announced that it has signed an agreement with The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center , an award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort located in the greater Houston area in Texas.

The agreement, which includes both Zaplox Premium and Zaplox Kiosk, will enable The Woodlands Resort, with 402 rooms, to offer their guests a mobile guest journey with the option of using a self-service kiosk upon arrival at the hotel. The solution is integrated with the Oracle Opera property management system (PMS) and the hotel’s lock system from dormakaba. In addition, the Zaplox Premium mobile app has been integrated with the ALICE concierge platform, making it easier for guests to communicate with the hotel staff and request room service and other concierge services via the app’s chat function.

Zaplox Premium will enable guests at The Woodlands Resort to use the same mobile app to check in, unlock the door to their room, communicate with hotel staff, request room service, check out and pay, and book their next stay. In addition to the mobile app, The Woodlands Resort will also offer guests the option to use a kiosk for self-service check-in, key card encoding, checkout, and payment.

“It is very gratifying that The Woodlands Resort has chosen Zaplox to deliver the hotel’s digital guest journey. By providing guests the choice of a mobile app and a self-service kiosk, we want to make sure we meet their different needs and have a positive impact on the customer satisfaction,” says Magnus Friberg, CEO at Zaplox AB. “Because guests no longer have to wait in line to check in and get their key from the front desk, the hotel can focus on offering revenue-generating services– available directly via the app at the guest’s convenience. We look forward to working with The Woodlands Resort to achieve even higher guest satisfaction by transforming to a digital guest journey.

The new guest journey for The Woodlands Resort is planned go live in January 2020.

The Woodlands Resort

Nestled among thousands of acres of picturesque Texas forest, only 30 minutes from downtown Houston, The Woodlands Resort is a AAA Four-Diamond resort and an ideal destination for families, friends, and couples. The resort, which was rewarded as one of the best hotels in Texas by Condé Nast Traveler, boasts 402 guest rooms and suites and has an array of resort amenities, including two on-site championship golf courses, a world-class tennis center, a relaxing and rejuvenating spa, a vast network of walking and biking trails and a waterpark complete with 1,005-foot Lazy River and 30-foot waterslide

The Woodlands Resort was established in 1973 and is owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation, which owns and manages a large number of hospitality properties in the United States. Visit www.woodlandsresort.com for more information.

About Zaplox

The Zaplox hospitality platform delivers the conveniences of a mobile guest journey with mobile check-in/checkout, mobile key services and direct guest communication. The mobile guest journey platform includes a software development kit that enables hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, and the Zaplox mobile app is a cost-efficient way for hotels to launch their own custom-branded app. In addition, Zaplox offers a kiosk solution for self-service that helps deliver a frictionless guest journey. The Zaplox solutions streamline the front desk operation while improving guest satisfaction. Zaplox was founded in 2011 and operates globally. Zaplox is listed on NASDAQ First North Growth Market. For more information, visit zaplox.com.

Contact details:

Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is a certified adviser for Zaplox AB, ca@vhcorp.se, phone +46-40-200 250.

 

Zaplox AB (“Zaplox”), a developer of mobile guest-engagement solutions for hotels and casinos, announced that the company has signed an agreement with Guldsmeden Hotels. The agreement includes Guldsmeden’s 12 hotels, which together comprise a total of 977 rooms in several countries. In the first phase, the Zaplox solution will be installed at six hotels, with a total of 753 rooms. Guldsmeden Hotels will use the Zaplox SDK to add mobile check-in and checkout, with mobile keys to the hotel’s mobile guest app. The solution will be fully integrated with Oracle Opera PMS and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions locks.

The agreement includes all of Guldsmeden’s 12 hotels, and in the initial phase Zaplox will be deployed at six hotels, a total of 753 rooms; these include Axel Guldsmeden, Copenhagen (212 rooms); Babette Guldsmeden, Copenhagen (98 rooms); Manon les Suites, Copenhagen (87 rooms); Eyja Guldsmeden, Reykjavik (65 rooms); Lulu Guldsmeden, Berlin (81 rooms); and Bryggen Guldsmeden, Copenhagen (210 rooms), which is scheduled to open in mid-2019.

The Zaplox solution will enable Guldsmeden Hotels to offer guests a completely mobile guest journey, with mobile check-in and checkout and mobile keys that enable a guest to unlock the room door with his or her phone. Guests will be able to skip the lines at the front desk and go straight to their rooms. Digital keys allow the hotel to save money spent on plastic key cards and to benefit from more efficient handling of room keys, leaving more time for hotel staff to spend on revenue-generating guest services.

Magnus Friberg, CEO of Zaplox, says: “Our agreement with Guldsmeden validates that the Zaplox mobile guest journey is an ideal fit for small and medium-sized boutique hotels with a focus on sustainability. It is particularly gratifying that Guldsmeden so quickly realized the benefits of a mobile guest journey and signed an agreement that includes the deployment of Zaplox at all its hotels. Zaplox SDK makes it possible for Guldsmeden Hotels to add new services, such as mobile check-in and checkout and mobile keys, and keep their current mobile app. The agreement with Guldsmeden Hotels is linked to Zaplox’s successful partnership with AK Techotel, which is the company behind Picasso PMS, and we look forward to delivering a modern guest experience to Guldsmeden Hotels.”

The contract with Guldsmeden Hotels includes approximately SEK 170,000 ($17,705) of nonrecurring revenue for the first six hotels in the first quarter of 2019 and approximately SEK 340,000 ($35,484) in nonrecurring revenue when the six remaining hotels start the installation of the system.

It is currently hard to predict when all 977 doors will be up and running, and there is no guaranteed volume or specified duration in the agreement. If the system remains active for at least seven years, which is the normal lifetime of the locks, it would translate into monthly revenue totaling approximately 3 million kronor ($313,095). However, no guarantees or commitments have been made regarding this.

About Guldsmeden Hotels: Guldsmeden Hotels was established in 1999 and consists of 12 sustainable boutique hotels in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Oslo, Reykjavik, Berlin, Bali and Menton. The Guldsmeden Hotels concept has been organically developed over the past 18 years, and today the hotel chain is strongly linked to sustainability and design, with the goal of providing guests a wonderful stay with as little negative environmental impact as possible. For more information, please visit http://www.guldsmedenhotels.com.