Chinese hotel lets people check in, order food on their mobile phones

A smart hotel allows people to book rooms, remotely check-in, use their phones as key cards and even order food on their phones.

China’s social media app, WeChat, has partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai, reported The Verge.

Once they’ve completed their reservation, travellers verify their identity at the hotel through facial recognition and collect their digital key card.

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Interestingly, the hotel is located 88 feet underground.

WeChat has been integrated into many areas of commerce in China, including restaurants and shopping malls.



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