As mobile technology advances Starwood Hotels are working with Apple and looking at integrating the Apple Watch into technology at their hotels. Their aim is to integrate it into their keyless entry/mobile check in service.
Preferred Guest users at Starwood Hotels would get a notification on their watch when their room was ready. It would show their room number and they would be able to use the watch to open the door and access their room.
Although currently only applicable to the Apple Watch they say it is something that will work on other forms of technology.
Whilst many guests will embrace new technologies Starwood say they believe in giving their guests choices and traditional forms of check in will still be available.
New technology in hotels should save guests resources, time or money. If tech doesn’t serve a purpose then there’s no point in using it.
Starwood launched its SPG Keyless System last year and are looking to launch the same thing with Apple Watch in the spring this year.