Are The James Chicago's Eco-Friendly Keycards User-Friendly?
We already know Chicago's James Hotel is well ahead of the pack when it comes to sustainable, eco-friendly amenity madness (see the donut-esque soap which brought us great glee last week), but PSFK who brought the green soap to our attention also noted another environmentally-conscious feature from their recent visit: 100% recyclable keycards.
But as we learned from the great Denver Wooden Keycard Disaster of 2008, sometimes these things can be tricky and not-so-user-friendly.
The James card feels like a thick business card and has a matte finish on the front with a glossy varnish protecting the magnetic strip on the back.
So what we want to know is this: do these recyclable keycards function any less reliably than their not-as-green plastic counterparts? Anyone ever tried 'em?
Tell us. And someone please tell us, if these babies work just as well as the others, why all hotels haven't hopped on the bandwagon yet (er, providing they're somewhat affordable for hotels to get).