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Starwood Preferred Guest Debuts Mobile, Keyless Entry

Starwood Preferred Guest Debuts Mobile, Keyless Entry

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), the loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, introduces SPG Keyless, a mobile, keyless entry system allowing guests to use their smartphone as a key. Rolling out to Aloft, Element, and W Hotels around ...

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Understanding the FCC’s Marriott WiFi Ruling

Understanding the FCC’s Marriott WiFi Ruling

Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed a $600,000 fine on Marriott International for allegedly blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots in the conference facilities of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. In its judgment, ...

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Is Holiday.com the Holy Grail for the Travel Industry?

Is Holiday.com the Holy Grail for the Travel Industry?

When a well-known Internet domain name becomes available for purchase, people take notice. That’s certainly the case this fall, with what some are calling the “Holy Grail” for the travel industry hitting the auction block. On Nov. 5, U.K.-based Breathe ...

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Are Virtual Keys Here to Stay?

Are Virtual Keys Here to Stay?

With added security benefits and lower costs, key cards have proven to be an upgrade over metal keys, but the distribution is still the same. Guests receive the key at the front desk, and if they lose it or get ...

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