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Starwood Hotels Guests Can Now Use Their iPhone to Unlock Hotel Room


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Jun 18, 2010
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AppleInsider reports that guests at Starwood Hotels in the U.S. and a select few Starwood Hotels abroad, can now, if they so wish, use their iPhone (and, eventually, their Apple Watch), to unlock their hotel room door.

The SPG Keyless feature comes via Starwood’s SPG app, and will be available to use from this Wednesday at the Aloft Beijing, Aloft Cancun, Aloft Cupertino, Aloft Harlem, W Doha, W Hollywood, W Hong Kong, W New York-Downtown, W Singapore and Element Times Square Hotels.

Starwood says that this will expand to 30,000 doors in 150 Aloft, W, and Element hotels by the beginning of 2015.

Aside from doing away with having to carry a hotel room key around with you, SPG Keyless “also transforms the first interaction with our guests from one that is transactional to something more personal,” says Starwood chief Frits van Paasschen. “This is just the beginning, because through mobile we have the opportunity to marry high tech and high touch to transform the hotel experience in many exciting ways.”