Lake Superior Lodge Embraces Techology
June 1, 2021 | Lake Superior Lodge | Bayfield Wisconsin
Bayfield Wis --- The Lake Superior Lodge is located in Bayfield Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior in Chequamegon Bay. The Lake Superior Lodge, formerly the Winfield Inn, was purchased in March of 2021, and immediately underwent many upgrades in the hotel rooms and condo units. The rooms were modernized with up-to-date decor, flooring, linens, color schemes, and accouterments.
Emergence of Covid-19 Safety Protocols
Another upgrade that took place was that we embraced the AirBNB model, which includes a keyless entry utilizing private entryways. This was something that came about with the emergence of Covid-19 safety protocols brought down from the State of Wisconsin, Bayfield County and City of Bayfield health professionals. Instead of fighting with sanitizing physical keys, burdening housekeeping with additional tasks, we went the route of embracing technology.
The Pandemic forced a lot of businesses to make changes that would allow them to operate within the parameters of local and national health professional guidelines. Hoteliers are no exception. As you can imagine, with any changes, there are pros and cons of contactless and online check-in processes.
‘Contactless’ has become the biggest buzzword in hospitality. The Goki Smart Locks mean that properties can offer a completely contactless experience for their guests from booking to opening their room.
Goki has injecting an antimicrobial additive that makes it impossible for germs to live on the surface of the Goki smart locks. Germ-free, contactless locks that automatically send a SmartKey/PIN to each guest makes this one of the safest check-in processes in the state of Wisconsin.
While we scoured the earth for the most effective solutions that were both cutting-edge, and user-friendly, we came across Goki Tech. Goki is an all-in-one hospitality solution that improves guest experience, saves time and increases engagement. Goki combines smart devices, software & guest services to make stays better for everyone. Goki properties offer a contactless guest experience, improve operational efficiencies & directs guests to area happenings and events. Goki is most commonly known to be utilize in Hostels, AirBNBs, Student Living and European Hotels.
Traditional Hotel Check-In
As most of you reading this would already realize that the traditional hotel check-in model from ancient times includes standing in line 20+ minutes to eventually go through a 15 minute check-in process with a hotel clerk. This process typically includes running your card for incidentals, signing the hotel guest agreement and then getting your key card or physical key.
As an avid traveler, I disliked sitting in front of the desk while I arrive at 11pm, and need to be up by 7:00am for a meeting, sports tournament, or conference. Now, if you're checking in to your Las Vegas hotel, expect this wait to be closer to 45 minutes to an hour. That's not a problem we see in Bayfield Wisconsin, but those types of wait times do exist.
Lake Superior Lodge Check-In
Our check-in process is simple. Upon arrival to the Lake Superior Lodge, you can open up your email entitled, "Your Upcoming Stay at the Lake Superior Lodge", and this is where you will find your 4-digit access code, and option to download the Goki app. Either option will get you into your room. The Goki app does offer a wider range of features, but if your primary purpose is to enter the room, a 4-digit code will suffice.
If you wish to explore the Goki App, you can do that at any time you're in the room, and see all of the connected features we have in the app.
There is no waiting in line, no standing at a front desk for 15 minutes, and no messing with key cards that weren't activated. You simply walk up to your door, enter your 4-digit access code and voila, you're in.
If you elected to use the app, you simply scan the QR code on the door and follow the steps to check-in online.
In summary, you hae two options to check-in:
Whichever method you choose, please be sure to enjoy your stay at the Lake Superior Lodge, explore the property, we have an abundant garden that blooms year in and year out.
Lake Superior Lodge Check-Out Process
As you are nearing the 11:00am check-out time, you can simply grab your belongings and close the door behind you. At 11:00am, your access code will expire and you will be automatically checked out of our system. If you wish to extend your stay, please notify us by calling (715) 209-5753 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lake Superior Lodge is a Native-American owned and operated hospitality and lodging business located in the city of Bayfield Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Lodge
225 E Lynde Ave
Bayfield WI 54814
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