Hilton investing $550M for tech upgrade

|About: Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT)|By:, SA News Editor

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) is investing $550M to upgrade its tech platform and introduce new smartphone and tablet services.

"We are giving customers unprecedented choice and control at scale, and in the palm of their hands," says CEO Christopher Nassetta.

Guests already can check in and out via smartphone or tablet. By the end of the summer, travelers will be able to select their room location by mobile phone at six brands, and by 2015-16, guests can even begin using their smartphones to unlock the doors to their rooms.