Are you one of those people that has a hard time keeping up with hotel keys? When the front desk clerk asks how may keys you’d like to have, most people ask for more than one because inevitably one gets lost or is demagnetized by an electronic device such as a cell phone. Speaking of phones, according to the New Zealand Herald, you might not even need a hotel key when you check into one Stockholm hotel.
The New Zealand Herald reports that last week the Clarion Stockholm Hotel rolled out a beta program that provided guests with phones, instead of keys, to get in and out of their room. The phones use a technology called Near Field Communications, in which guests can put the phone in front of the door lock and it automatically opens. Not only that, but guests don’t even have to stop by the front desk when arriving to the hotel, but check-in and out using the phones. The test project will go for four months.
If it succeeds, this could bring another dimension to traveling on-the-go. Not only could it save you from the hassle of carrying keys you’re afraid you may lose, but it also mainstreams the check-in and out process. You’ll never lose your keys again… we hope.
[Photo courtesy of Pauly]