Hilton Digital Key
On a recent trip to New Orleans, my family had unexpectedly been traveling for hours. We were on a delayed flight that finally arrived past midnight. We were exhausted and could not wait to get to the hotel to go to sleep. We boarded the hotel shuttle with many other weary travelers and arrived at Hilton New Orleans Airport.
The line to check into our room could have been long, but not for us. I had checked in online, and my family and I were headed straight to our room! We were in our room in less than five minutes from getting off the shuttle with the help of Hilton’s Digital Key. Digital Key is a convenient option for hotel guests.
What is Digital Key?
Over 1,000 Hilton properties now offer Digital Key. Digital Key is an option for Hilton guests to use their smartphone or iPad to open any door that would regularly be opened with a key card. Through the Hilton Honors application, guests can check-in before arrival and skip the front desk altogether. It’s genius!
How does it work?
The option is available to Hilton Honors members. Joining Hilton Honors is free and easy to join. Through the Hilton Honors app, guests can check-in through the app and even choose a room before arriving. Where available, guests then have the option to choose a Digital Key.
On the day of arrival, the Digital Key will be available once the room is ready. When the smartphone is in range of the selected room, a signal is sent through Bluetooth to unlock the room. The registered guest then clicks on the button in the Hilton Honors app to unlock the room. No need to stop at the front desk, just head straight to relaxation!
I enjoy talking with front desk employees and gaining valuable information about the hotel and surrounding area. It is always a nice start to a hotel stay. However, there are times though when travel is long and getting into the room is first priority.
Hilton Digital Key offers guests an additional option to the standard key. Guests may also request a standard key at any time during their stay. Digital Key should be available at 2,500 Hilton hotels by the end of 2017, so check through the Hilton Honors app to see if you can take advantage of this option for your next stay.
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