If you’re a VIP checking in to the Holiday Inn at London Stratford City for the London Olympics and you own a Samsung Galaxy S3, you’re in luck. You won’t have to deal with remote control hunting or even looking for your keys. Samsung announced today that it has partnered with Fingi Inc to develop an app which provides Galaxy S3 users everything they need from the hotel.
With the app, users can use their phones to perform check-ins/outs, call for hotel services such as room service, laundry, hotel facility booking, and even turn their phones into an in-room phone extension. The app will let the phone function as a key, control the TV, lighting, AC and other in-room functions provided at the hotel. However, it will only be limited to VIPs at the hotel (initially – if all goes well, you can expect it to be expanded) so not everybody will have access to such convenience. Hopefully this app/service will catch on in the future, and eventually replace the need for keys in hotels. What do you think?