Since its inception in April of 1976, Apple has been frequently changing the way we do things as people. From computers to lap tops, iPods to iPhones, the soon to be Apple Watch, the list goes on and on. Apple has really made it a point to revolutionize how we do specific day to day functions. Now, there looking to change and improve your hotel stay when traveling.
No More Swiping Keys
Ever get your room key to check in, only to lose it in the very next hours? Or better yet, you have a troublesome card that’s strip is weak and it takes 20 swipes at your room door to recognize that your key is correct? Apple has developed a mobile app that will allow you to enter your room without a key. Now many times your phone may be stored away in your luggage or you’re carrying so much luggage that you can’t grab your phone from your pocket. With the soon to be released Apple Watch, you can now open your hotel door from your watch. Starwood and Hilton have announced programs to incorporate this technology at there hotels. It won’t be long until many more hotels jump on board and rid themselves of troublesome keys.
Better Check-Out and Check-In Experience
You’ve most likely recently seen someone use Apple Pay at a fast food restaurant or store in the mall. Well Marriott is going to add this sort of technology to their check-in and check-out process. Marriott will have Apple Pay-enabled terminals at the JW Marriott Chicago, New York Marriott Downtown and the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. This movement is designed to attract the younger travelers to stay at the more extravagant locations Marriott has to offer.
Hotel stayers are taking matter further on their own end with Apple products as well. Many travel with their small portable Apple Tv consoles and set them up with the hotel wifi in order to watch programs more tailored to their interests. Apple continues to revolutionize hotel stay experiences and I expect more in the coming years.
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