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

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.

Guests staying at the Smokey Mountain Resorts hotels Country Cascade Water Park Resort (236 rooms) and the Resort at Governors Crossing (225 rooms) will be able to enjoy the conveniences of a mobile guest journey, allowing them to use their phone to check-in, unlock the door, checkout, review and pay their hotel bill –directly via the hotel app delivered by Zaplox. Guests will also be able to book their next stay in the same app.

In addition to a mobile guest journey, both hotels will also offer the option to check-in and encode a key card via Zaplox self-service kiosk in the hotel lobby. The kiosk can also be used to look up general hotel information, and at checkout, guests can use the kiosk to review and pay for the hotel bill.

By offering the choice of the mobile app and the self-service kiosk, guests staying at the Smoky Mountain Resorts can choose how and when they want to check-in and engage with the hotel, and even better, they can skip the lines at the front desk.

Zaplox ‘s solutions have been fully integrated with the hotel’s property management system, Maestro PMS from Northwind as well as with the lock systems from dormakaba and SALTO systems. In addition, Zaplox has also been integrated with the Shift4 payment system to enable payment processing via the app and kiosk.

“We are excited that the Smoky Mountain Resorts is partnering with Zaplox for its digital guest journey. Resorts are looking to provide guests with more options to deliver a smoother check-in experience, and the combination of a mobile guest app and self-service kiosk is in high demand. It allows guests to skip the lines and go straight to their room while reducing the pressure on the front desk. When guests are able to access hotel services at their own convenience, it will have a positive impact on the guest satisfaction and it also frees up the hotel staff to focus on revenue-generating services”, says Magnus Friberg, CEO at Zaplox.

About Smoky Mountain Resorts
Smoky Mountain Resorts is a family-owned resort with three hotels and a total of 642 guest rooms, located in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee, USA. With over 40 years of experience in the hotel industry, Smoky Mountain Resorts offers both economic and luxury accommodations with easy access to popular attractions like Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country, Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner & Show plus the Great Smoky Mountains National Park . Visit www.smokymountainresorts.com for more information.

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

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.