Hilton Worldwide Poised to Roll Out Digital Check-in, Room Selection
Monday July 28th, 2014 - 10:44AM B
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MCLEAN, VA—Hilton Worldwide revealed that by the end of 2014 digital check-in and room selection will be available throughout its more than 4,000 properties worldwide for Hilton HHonors members.
According to the company, through the use of mobile devices, tablets and computers, guests will have control over their entire stay with the ability to check-in and choose their exact room from digital floor plans. They will also be able to customize their stay by purchasing upgrades and making special requests for items to be delivered to their room.
As part of its digital strategy, Hilton has made a commitment to enable all of its hotel rooms worldwide with technology that will allow guests to use their smartphones as keys.
"For nearly a century, our guests have counted on us to consistently deliver exceptional experiences around the world, and in today's digitally connected culture, that means providing them with more choice and control over their hotel stay through technology," stated Christopher Nassetta, president and CEO, Hllton Worldwide.
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