Holiday Inn Wants to Let You Open Your Hotel Door with Your Smartphone

The parent group for Holiday Inn, InterContinental Hotels Group, is looking to get you into your hotel room more quickly. Two Holiday Inns will be testing a system that allows you to use your SmartPhone to unlock your room, allowing you to avoid the front desk check in logjam entirely. It looks like the test hotels will be the Chicago O’ Hare Rosemont and the Holiday Inn Express Houston Downtown Convention Center.

The system is still being worked on, and it will require users to download an app called Open Ways to their Smartphone. If it is rolled out further, officials say not every room would work this way and it would be an option, given the cost to owners to make the system available.


Via Hotel Check-In