The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden is partnering with ASSA ABLOY, Choice Hotels Scandinavia, TeliaSonera, VingCard Elsafe and Venyon to test the use of NFC-enabled mobile phones as room keys.
Guests using the new system will be able to check into the hotel and receive the hotel room key directly onto their mobile phones prior to arrival. Guests can also check out on their phone and access other services, according to the partners.
The system also features a new security measure – if a mobile phone is lost, the access credentials can be revoked remotely and then reissued, ensuring no unauthorized persons can enter the hotel room.
The pilot is scheduled to start this week and will last for four months.