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Stockholm's Clarion Hotel is Now Testing Keyless Hotel Rooms

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  Site Where: Ringvaegen 98, Stockholm, Sweden, 118 60
November 2, 2010 at 2:59 PM | by | Comment (1)

It seems as if Holiday Inn isn't the only hotel to begin testing keyless hotel rooms.

The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm has also started to replace hotel room keys with guests' mobile phones. But while Holiday Inn uses Open Ways technology, whose software guests download to their phones, the Clarion is using Near Field Communication technology so that guests can simply hold up their phone to the room door to open it.

The technology also lets guests check-in before arriving at the hotel and to check-out remotely. And the hotel hopes the keyless technology will actually help with guest saftey.

If a mobile phone is lost, the access credentials can be revoked remotely and then reissued. This makes it impossible for unauthorized people to use a lost or stolen NFC mobile phone.

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