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    After Apple’s recent ‘Spring Forward’ event, it has been reported that Marriott and GameStop will be partnering with the Cupertino-based company to support Apple Pay. Marriott will be the first hospitality company making Apple Pay available to its customers, which was confirmed on Monday. Customers will be able to use their Apple Watch, iPhone 6, and 6 Plus at the front desk to pay for their room. Marriott Rewards members who own an Apple Watch will be able to use an app that will give them an easier check out process, advanced check-ins, and notify them when they can go to their room. According to Marriott,

    Approximately 75 percent of our guests travel with one or more mobile devices, and it is even higher among 25-35 year olds – a group that will make up a much larger proportion of our guests over the next three years,” said George Corbin, senior vice president, Marriott Digital. “Millions of customers already use Marriott Mobile to quickly book a hotel, check-in, or check out. Now, Apple Pay can make it virtually effortless.
    The feature will be set up and ready to be used this summer with a launch in a total of eleven Marriott-owned locations.

    • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
    • The Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C.
    • EDITION Miami
    • JW Marriott Chicago
    • Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
    • San Francisco Marriott Marquis
    • San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
    • New York Marriott Downtown
    • Courtyard Chicago Downtown/North River
    • San Jose Marriott
    • Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. Live
    • Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. Live
    GameStop will also be launching the mobile payment system in “more than 4,200 U.S. stores” starting this month.

    Source: Marriott

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    2015-03-10 11:36 PM
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