Three of TLJ’s core products were chosen by the hotel to help deal with the multitude of challenges facing the industry as it prepares to re-open.
The first and most obvious is TLJ’s keyClean sanitiser oven. The machine uses UV-C light and Ozone technology to quickly and effectively destroy viruses and bacteria on all types of plastic key cards. Small enough to sit on a front desk or reception, its reassuring presence gives wary guests the confidence that the hotel is taking infection control seriously.
For a limited time, TLJ are retailing the oven with a free accessory kit including key card tray, forceps, 500 keyClean pouches and 100 disposable gloves. Initial stocks sold out within a week, but the package can pre-ordered online for July delivery.
TLJ’s antiBac handle coating is laboratory tested to provide 5-year guaranteed protection against viruses and bacteria. TLJ’s specially treated door hardware at Weston Hall uses a Titanium Oxide nano-tech coating which is simply light-activated. It needs no special maintenance, is easily cleaned and doesn’t affect the look or performance of the door or lockset.
The third product installed at Weston Hall was TLJ’s Mobile Keys solution. With a straightforward upgrade to their existing locksets, it removes the need for physical keys altogether by allowing guests to use their own smartphone to open the door. They simply download the TLJ Mobile Keys app, the front desk issues them with a secure digital key and – when in range of the lock – their phone instructs it to open. Not only is this massively convenient, it also eliminates the need for key cards or other physical access tokens to be passed from person to person, reducing the risk of infection.
Working together towards a safe re-opening
TLJ provide access control for many Best Western sites across the UK. The management at Weston Hall were keen to explore a range of solutions for this magnificent 16th Century building as they geared up for re-opening.
Following the successful installation at Weston Hall, owner Simon Evans said: “We are a hotel that prides itself on offering the home-from-home guest experience. As such we are welcoming guests every day and consider their safety and well-being to be our number one priority.
“TLJ’s proposition was attractive not only because it offered a holistic solution, but also because it went beyond just a range of products. It’s a way of working that will help us promote the highest levels of safety and cleanliness throughout the hotel.”
TLJ’s Chief Technical Officer, Luke Martin, added: “These unprecedented times for the hotel industry call for unprecedented solutions. Of course, we’re delighted that Best Western Weston Hall chose TLJ, but at the same time we genuinely want this approach to work for all our customers.
“We’re confident that the entire antiBac range is a major contribution to a hotel’s cleanliness regime. It means peace of mind for guests and staff and, not least, provides a powerful marking tool that gives the hotel a competitive edge.
“In these difficult times we must all ‘adapt to thrive’ and I like to think TLJ’s antiBac range can play a small part in that.”