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Starwood Hotels CyberMonday sale November 24

Starwood Hotels CyberMonday sale November 24 will offer participating hotels in the Americas at rates up to 30% off regular rates. Book reservations between November 24 and December 7 for hotel stays from November 24 to February 1, 2015. Show More Summary

SPG Hot Escapes Nov 19 edition

This is a good week to check out SPG Hot Escapes for USA hotels with some deep discounts next week and the last week of December during the holidays. Some Starwood Hotels have their lowest rates of the year during these slow business periods. Show More Summary

Starwood CEO says iPads make CEOs more productive than PCs

Tim Cook isn’t the only CEO to favor an iPad over a computer to run a company: Starwood Hotels CEO Frits van Paasschen told the WSJ that he dumped his PC and now does all his work on an iPhone and iPad – with the assistance of a Bluetooth keyboard. I thought, you know what, I actually don’t use [my PC]. I […]

Starwood Hotels Announce Keyless Room Entry — Design News

Starwood Hotels became the first major hospitality chain to get rid of plastic key cards. SPG Keyless, which lets guests enter their rooms via smartphone, is launching at 3 Starwood brands, including the company's eco-friendly Element. READ MORE »

How to Open Hotel Doors Without Keys: SPG Keyless

Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, the company that brings us Sheraton, Westin, W, Aloft, Element and St Regis, lintroduces the world's first mobile keyless room entry system. Read the rest of the story at: How to Open Hotel Doors Without Keys: SPG Keyless

SPG Hot Escapes deadline is 11:59pm Saturday local hotel time

Saturday is the deadline for booking SPG Hot Escapes weekly discount rates. The website states when Starwood posts the list each Wednesday, however, the end time for the weekly sale is less clear. The end time for booking SPG Hot Escapes each week is end-of-day Saturday 11:59pm local time for the participating hotel. Show More Summary

Starwood plans to make hotel check-in desks a thing of the past

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc has begun the process of implementing an innovative smartphone-based system that will allow customers to check-in and access their hotel room via an easy-to-use mobile application. It is hopedShow More Summary

Starwood Launches Keyless Room Access

Starting Wednesday, November 5, checking in at Starwood hotels will become smart, seamless, and keyless. Starwood Hotels & Resorts is launching SPG Keyless at 10 Aloft, Element, and W Hotels in cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, and Doha. Show More Summary

Forget The Magnetic-Strip Keys, Starwood Hotels Expands Use Of Virtual Hotel Room Keys

Nearly 10 months after the owner of a chain of boutique hotels announced it would begin implementing the use of virtual keys to open guests’ rooms and streamline the check-in process, the plan is finally coming to fruition at 10 Starwood hotels around the world. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. revealed back in January that it planned to begin … [More]

Now You Can Use Your iPhone To Skip The Front Desk And Check Directly Into Your Hotel Room (AAPL)

Your iPhone will soon act as a room key in select hotels, reports Cult of Mac's Buster Hein. Starwood hotels, which operates W Hotels, Aloft, and Element, unveiled SPG Keyless on Monday, a function of their app that allows guests to skip the front desk entirely and head straight to their room. Show More Summary

Here’s why Starwood Hotels isn’t using Apple’s NFC chips for its iPhone room-key program

The hotel chain now says it's rolling out its SPG Keyless system at 150 hotels worldwide by early 2015.

Keyless mobile check-in means never talking to a hotel clerk again

Hotels are following in the footsteps of airlines, using travelers' smartphones to provide services and streamline interactions. Starwood Hotels and Resorts became the first chain to let guests unlock doors with their phones on Monday,...Show More Summary

Starwood Hotels Is Making Room Keys Obsolete Worldwide

On the heels of similar – but yet unrealized – plans from Hilton, Starwood is introducing a new app-powered, keyless entry program. In other words, your smartphone is now your key. More »      

Starwood To Launch Next Phase of Keyless Entry on Wednesday at W, Aloft, and Element Hotels

2 weeks agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Earlier this year, Starwood Hotels began testing keyless mobile check-in at Aloft Hotels for members of its Starwood Preferred Guest program. Back then, you had to be an SPG member (duh) and an Aloft reservation, but also, you had to apply to be a tester of the keyless entry. Show More Summary

The iPhone just made room keys obsolete at Starwood hotels

The dream of replacing all the pieces of plastic in your wallet with your smartphone got a little closer to reality today as Starwood hotels announced that its new keyless entry system – SPG Keyless – is rolling out to hotels worldwide. Guests … Read more ›

Starwood Just Became the First Hotel Chain to Let You Use Your Phone as a Room Key

Scott Mayerowitz writes about the Starwood mobile room key which has launched today. Your SPG mobile app is your room key if you wish, although only so far at the following 10 hotels: “W Downtown” is the New York property down by the World Trade Center. Show More Summary

Starwood Hotels Introduces Smartphone-Based Keyless Entry, Hilton to Follow Suit in Spring 2015

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The Starwood Hotels company has begun rolling out smartphone-based keyless room entry along with digital room check-in for Starwood Preferred Guests in a number of its chains, including Aloft, Element, and W Hotel locations in larger cities like New York and Bejing. Hilton Hotels will be adding mobile room entry in a number of its […]

Starwood Hotels now lets you use your iPhone to completely bypass the desk

If you hate carrying around -- or perhaps losing -- a hotel room key when you're on a business or leisure trip, Starwood Hotels has you covered. The popular lodging company which includes the Sharaton, W Hotels, and Westin brands among others, has...

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