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Smartphone Room Key Just The Begining
"We're able to have the hotel guest download our app, put their username and password in, and then it links the reservation to their mobile devices," said Ben Robertson, CEO of y!kes in a Hotel Management interview.
The process is simple. On the day of the reservation, connected guests will get a notification saying their room is ready. Step into the hotel's lobby and the system checks them in. Upon arriving at their assigned hotel room, users simply touch the door handle, which recognizes them automatically and allows entrance.
"We're making it so that the mobile device really makes things easy for that guest throughout their stay ... We can service their needs according to their proximity throughout the hotel," Robertson said.
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