Should My Hotel Order Custom or Generic Key Cards?

Room keys are one of the most commonly used products within a hotel. Guests utilize their key cards 6-8 times a day and keep it with them throughout the entirety of their stay. Some guests even take them home as a keepsake, creating a lasting memory of your hotel. 

While we continue to push forward during the coronavirus pandemic, we are offering independent and boutique hotels an exclusive special on hotel key cards. Front Desk Supply provides hotels with a wide variety of unique room keys that express their brand personality. Learn how your hotel can create a beautiful RFID or magnetic stripe key card design with the help of our diverse team. 

This essential product comes in a variety of ways. Some boutique hotels choose to create a personalized design, while others go for a simplistic look.

Determine what type of key cards style right for your independent or boutique hotel:

Custom Key Cards 

In the hotel industry, guest satisfaction is key to a successful, long lasting business, which encourages hotels to enhance these experiences in any way they can. Customized hotel key cards are a great way to take guest service one step further. With customization, hotels have the freedom to design their room keys however they like. 

Generic Key Cards

If your independent hotel is in need of key cards, but also is seeking to save on expenses during this time, generic cards are the perfect option. At Front Desk Supply, we have created a set of pre-designed cards that your hotel can choose from. With a variety of styles, there is surely a design that will coincide with your hotel brand. 

Choose Your Hotel’s Cards 

Now is the perfect time to take advantage of stocking up on room keys during our special!  Regardless of which key card your hotel chooses, our team can provide a variety of style types. Our graphic artists will work with you to create a design that speaks to your hotel’s personality and vision. From generic to custom room key cards, we can provide cards specific to your needs. 

Our team is here to offer support to your hotel during this time. We understand how unsettling this experience is and are dedicated to providing your hotel with everything necessary to succeed. 

While we have not encountered what to do with key cards during a pandemic, here is ours and the CDC’s guidance:

Use alcohol swabs or wipes and if using magnetic stripe cards, be gentle on the magnetic stripe to not scratch. If possible, we would recommend using a new card after every guest but we are aware that isn’t always possible. 

Aside from fully replacing or swabbing, we would advise following the CDC guidelines, which can be found here

Our team at Front Desk Supply has been diligently looking for many of the supplies needed by the hotel industry during this changing time. We have identified key products and multiple vendors for many of the fastest moving and limited products.  

We are making all of these products available on our new product website. For these products, shipping will depend on the supply of inventory. For any questions, please contact us at info@frontdesksupply.com.

In order to keep our team healthy and safe, we have taken precautions, and all team members that are not needed in production or warehousing activities are working from home. Further, we have built additional redundancy in our supply network. Although we have not experienced any significant delays in our supply chain, we will continue to monitor changes and will utilize alternate vendors if needed to ensure we can hold to our normal lead times. We are in close contact with our shipping partners and will advise our customers of any widespread issues affecting delivery.

We encourage you to reach out to us at info@frontdesksupply.com if you have any questions or concerns about us, our team, or our products.