Starwood Hotels, which include the W and Aloft brands, will soon allow you to do everything from check-in to opening your room using only your smartphone. The Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG) app will house your room key right on your phone, which will then be able to unlock your room by connecting to a special lock via Bluetooth and a twisting motion. The program is expected to roll out soon, according to Starwood:
Coming soon: SPG® will roll out a revolutionary new program that puts the power of your room key on your mobile device. Soon Starwood Preferred Guest® members can open their hotel room from their SPG App — no extra baggage. Consider this one more key to a better stay.
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