Whenever you check into a hotel, usually they give you a card that can be used to unlock your hotel room’s door. However, in recent years with smartphones being pretty much the standard, some hotels have tested changing this unlocking method using a smartphone app. However, this means that users need to download a separate app to use the key.
This can be annoying because not everyone wants to have an app on their phone that they might only use a couple of times, and imagine going to multiple hotels and having to download all their apps, it sounds troublesome, right? The good news is that Apple is helping to streamline that with an update to its Wallet app.
With the new update, users will be able to add digital keys to Apple Wallet and unlock their hotel rooms with. This will initially cover Hyatt hotels, or to be more specific, six different Hyatt hotel locations. This includes the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa, Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market, Hyatt House Dallas/Richardson, Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley and Hyatt Regency Long Beach.
All users need to do is hold their iPhone or Apple Watchnear the hotel door lock and assuming you’re standing outside the correct room, it will unlock. Hyatt claims that they will eventually roll out the feature across all their locations, but for now, the locations listed above are the ones that support the feature.
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