Hilton investing $550M for tech upgrade

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.

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  • DeepValueLover
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    Unlocking room doors with smartphones?


    I'm sure solo female travelers would feel great about that. /sarcasm
    28 Jul 2014, 04:50 AM Reply Like
  • cbh8790
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    I'm a female who frequently travels a solo. I think it's a great idea. Room cards are a hassle and half the time they get erased fron being too close to my cell phone. Assuming you lock the extra lock from the inside (like any smart traveller does already) and basic phone security/encryption measures are in place, I don't see how this is any less safe than other room key options.
    29 Jul 2014, 12:57 PM Reply Like
  • Jordan Howard
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    I like that The Hilton corp is doing the thire part in helping secure the safely and security by adding growth to Americas technology and secureing hotels world wide for our VIP Guests.
    19 May 2015, 05:54 AM Reply Like
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