Hugo Hotels | NYC, USA

Mobile Guest Journey to Improve Guest Safety as New York Recovers From the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Hotel

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.

The Solution

Hotel Hugo teamed up with Zaplox to offer hotel guests 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 enables guests to request concierge service and order room service directly in the app via chat.

The mobile app can also be used to make dinner reservations or to order room service. It enables to guests to stay in their room while enjoying the hotel’s high-end services with the help of the app.

“As the business starts to pick up again after the pandemic, 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 and checkout experience that supports social distancing while allowing our staff can to focus on revenue-generating services”.