Ibiza Hotel Uses Fingerprint Recognition to Let Guests Update Facebook and Make Payments

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Ibiza Hotel Uses Fingerprint Recognition to Let Guests Update Facebook and Make Payments
A women uses a Facebook pillar at the Hotel. Palladium Hotel Group.

The Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel in Ibiza offers its guests the ability to make payments via their fingerprints as well as update their Facebook account, through the technology provided by PayTouch.

Ibiza Hotel Uses Fingerprint Recognition to Let Guests Update Facebook and Make Payments
A women uses a ‘Facebook Pillar’ at the Hotel. Palladium Hotel Group.

Guests can check in, share photos and even update their status on Facebook by ‘registering’ their fingerprints.

The Ushuaïa Hotel which is owned by the Palladium Hotel Group is said to be the first hotel in the world to use the fingerprint bio metrics technology hooked up with Facebook.

“The combination of these two interactive platforms, which have already worked well independently over the last two years, consolidates Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel as an innovative and pioneering property in hospitality technology, not only in Spain but also on a global level. We hope to be able to incorporate other social networks in the near future,” said Alfonso Giménez, associate director of marketing at owners Palladium Hotel Group.

A guest swipes their fingers to make a payment. Hotel Palladium Group.
A guest swipes their fingers to make a payment. Hotel Palladium Group.

Once guests have registered their fingerprints they can touch the Facebook pillars around the hotel that allows them to update their Facebook status with messages like, “Hanging out at the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel… Jealous?” The pillars can also take photos and post them directly to Facebook.

Freaky and creepy or cool and trendy, you decide.

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