1. Book a room directly with Hilton Hotels.
2. Sign into HHonors app: Starting at 6am the day before your booked stay, you can sign into your HHonors account from your phone, tablet or computer to do the check-in process. You can even select which time you will be arriving.
3. Find a room you want, and select it: Here is where you will see floor plan maps and photos of the rooms.
4. Add in other requests: After you've picked your room, you can put in other requests for amenities or services or even purchase an upgrade.
Hilton plans on rolling out the app in several stages. By the end of the summer, you'll be able to use the app at the following Hilton brands in the U.S.: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites.
Doubletree by Hilton and Embassy Suites will get the function aded in the fall and by the end of the year, room selection will be available for more than 650,000 Hilton Hotel rooms worldwide.
Beyond that, Hilton says they will also introduce keyless entry in their hotel rooms by the end of 2016. This means HHonors members will be able to use their smartphones as room keys, something that rival Marriott Hotels have been aggressively working on as has mobile booking app, HotelTonight.
We'll be testing this feature out on our hotel travels soon but if you've already done it, let us know in comments below how it went!