Now, the Express Check-In seems like it will do pretty well because it's pretty simple. Tap two times on your app and voila! You're checked in and can go straight to the front desk to receive your room key.
The Keyless Entry thing seems like it could be harder to get off the ground. That's because this requires hotels to have the special NFC room door technology on their doors. And that costs money. Lots of money. Tnooz reports it costing about anywhere from "$150-240 per door unit."
Yet HotelTonight and their partner, Brivo Labs, are supposedly already in talk with some major chains about keyless entry. We suspect that Aloft Hotels will be one of them since they started ramping up their own keyless entry for SPG Members.
Either way, it's safe to say the future is here, kids. Of course, we also thought that back in 2010. Let's hope HotelTonight can really make this come true.