Holiday Inns are experimenting with technology allowing guests to unlock their rooms using their phones, skipping the check-in, key hand-off process. To find out where you can use this service first, and how it will work, just keep reading.
The service will debut in a Houston and Chicago-area Holiday Inns and will allow guests to register with the hotel and download an app onto their phones. Then, upon check-in, guests need to simply open the confirmation email on their phone and hold it up to a sensor on the door to unlock it.
If it works, technology would work in any hotel that installed the door sensors, and the app should run on most mobile phones.