Tourism Industry News

Smartphones to be used as hotel room keys

26/05/2010 13:02

The technology, to be trialled at two hotels next month, would mean that guests could choose to avoid the hassle of checking in at the front desk.


Instead, they would download an application to their mobile device that would enable them to open their door simply by holding their phone to a sensor.

Testing will take place for at least 60 days at the Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare Rosemont and the Holiday Inn Express Houston Downtown Convention Center, starting next month.


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