1. Michael Essany's Avatar

    Last November, MMi confirmed that Starwood Hotels and Resorts were among the first to line up and warmly embrace Apple Watch in the hospitality industry.

    Well, on Friday, just as Apple Watches are being unboxed all over the world, Starwood's executives have announced that the wearable device can now be used to unlock rooms at 100 of their properties.

    Apple Watch lets you order an Uber, check into your flight, make a dinner reservation and now for the first time ever you can open your hotel room door all with the flick of the wrist.
    "Starting today," the company announced in a formal statement, "members of Starwood Preferred Guest, the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., have instant access to the #spglife thanks to the SPG App for Apple Watch."

    More than 130,000 SPG members in 130 countries have registered for SPG Keyless, with which Apple Watch is now compatible the company says.

    To check out the SPG app for Apple Watch, click here.

    Source: Starwood Hotels and Resorts
    2015-04-24 10:45 PM