Seoul’s Hotel Skypark Central has started using the world’s first smart hotel key in 16 of its rooms. A smartphone is all it takes.
“We wanted to do more technological advancement with smart buildings, so working with a hotel was a new initiative for us,” said Dong-hui Lim, public relations representative for LG CNS, the IT service provider that developed the technology.
“It’s convenient for guests, as they can control the room from outside the hotel, as well. For example, in winter, they’d be able to have the room heated before they came back to the hotel.”
1 billion potential smart keys
With over 1 billion smartphones around the world, the new smart hotel key could be the runner. LG CNS and Hotel Skypark Central say this is the first time this particular technology has been used in a hotel anywhere in the world.
“We plan on implementing the service at two more hotels that we are planning on opening,” said Hotel Skypark Central marketing representative Woo Hye-yeon.
“We had a brief testing period before we officially launched the service, and the users liked it a lot. They found it very useful.”
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