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Case StudyVDA - GRMS

Wilde Aparthotels, Covent Garden

The fil rouge that connects all Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity is the perfect blend between home and hotel in premium European locations, delighting those seeking something different. All inspired by the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde, each apartment is carefully curated in the most considered and creative way that’s stylish, sophisticated, playful, practical, unique in personality and alive with Irish spirit. The most central Wilde Aparthotels, Covent Garden, superbly located on London’s Strand, within a few minutes’ walk of Underground stations, theatres and an array of top restaurants and bars. Inspired by the philosophy of a home away from home, this aparthotel can offer an environment rich on charm, style and originality while giving the guest a familiar and warm feeling. 

Between bespoke artwork, Irish crafts and premium finishes and furnishings, VDA Group has supported Wilde Aparthotels, Covent Garden through the installation of its Guest Room Management System, which provides guest room controls for all the rooms.  

VDA’s Guest Room Management System is a simple to use and simply installed set of room environment management tools that allows a hotel to efficiently micro-manage all the room facilities whilst providing increased guest satisfaction and providing substantial savings in energy and operational efficiency. Through a Guest Room Management System, it is also possible to set different ambient temperature as part of the energy conservation program. 


From a management perspective, it is possible to manage all the control switches connected to the Guest Room Management System which can be managed and monitored either per room or as a group from back of the hotel operations. The central control unit uses a simple graphical user interface to manage the software features. 

From the guest perspective, instead, VDA’s Guest Room Management System is a simple to use, set of room environment management tools that allows a hotel to provide increased guest satisfaction.


With the card integrated access control, the guest presents a valid key at the reader on the door, which subsequently transfers information to VDA’s GRMS controller through their server. Once access into the room is achieved, all of the assigned in-room lights, the air-conditioning, and curtains continue to create a courtesy scenario as programmed by the operator from the server. 

VDA controller performs welcome scenarios based on whether the entrance is by a guest or by hotel staff, and also the occupancy status of the room. Through the integration with the Property Management System (PMS), the system presents real time information to the VDA software on the reception/administration PC, notifying of various in-room occurrences, such as the guest’s presence, “Do Not Disturb” and “Make Up Room” status. This information will enable employees to react in a more efficient manner. 

Inside the room, the guest controls the lighting, climate, curtains and thermostat through the Vitrum smart switches, an icon of high Italian design in LED-backlit glass that creates a stimulating tactile perception and a high-profile sensory impact. These switches are also positioned on the sides of the headboard to ensure maximum convenience and the most advanced and intuitive experience.