Subscribe


CRUMBS! Friday Mar 13

Apple’s new iWatch, launched earlier this week, is promising to revolutionise many parts of life – including hotel stays.
Starwood Preferred Guest has confirmed that the gadget will allow guests to check in and open their room door, meaning users can just arrive and go straight to their room – no check-in, no paperwork and no card encoding.
It’s an extension of existing smartphone-based technology already available at selected Aloft, Element and W hotels, with Starwood saying the Apple Watch will also allow guests to receive a notification of the hotel address upon arrival to the city.
That’s not all – other Starwood Dick Tracy-esque options will allow users to contact hotels for requests, obtain transportation and parking options and see their Starpoints balance.
The iWatch will go on sale in Australia on 10 Apr, with deliveries starting two weeks later and prices from $349 for the basic Apple Sport Watch.
Of course you can spend a lot more too – the Apple Watch Edition with an 18-carat gold case can be yours for about $24,000.

 
 
>