How cool is this, with a press of a button you mobile phone can turn into your hotel room key. Talk about reinventing the wheel, this new Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) technology is super dope and takes the hotel experience to a new level.
They proudly introduce the hotel industry’s first mobile keyless entry system with the aim of doing away with the arduous checking in process. Of waiting at the front desk after a long , exhausting journey for someone to complete all the formalities, submitting passports, filling and signing forms, producing your credit card, when all you can think of is sinking into the bed and putting up your feet for a while. With this new system that is exactly what you do.
The SPG members need to register their phone and allow push notifications. 24 hours before arrival, the SPG are invited to opt for the keyless option. The guest will receive a push notification informing them that they are checked in and the SPG App will update them with their room number and a Bluetooth key.
On arrival, the guest needs to walk up straight to their assigned room and simply open the SPG App, hold the smart phone to the door lock, wait for the green light and enter the room.
This program can be used at select hotels including Aloft Hotels in Beijing, Cancun, Cupertino, Harlem and the W Hotels in Doha, Hollywood, Hong Kong, New York Downtown, Singapore and Element Times Square.