Jurys Inn Hotel Group said in a statement yesterday that revenues from mobile bookings have increased by 80% between 2012 and 2013, and because of this it has decided to roll out online check-in services at its hotels.
Siliconrepublic.com say that the optional check-in service has already been put into use at Jurys Inn Islington, in Central London, and will now be implemented across 31 hotels in Ireland, the UK and Prague.
The service will allow guests to check-in prior to their arrival at hotels, and the option to bypass the front desk entirely if they choose.
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Silicon Repblic say that a personalised QR code is then delivered via smartphone so that guests simply scan the code at a mobile kiosk in the hotel lobby to retrieve their keys and head directly to their rooms.
“Online check-in will provide a seamless experience so that guests can choose to check-in by smartphone, laptop or tablet at a time that suits them, meaning they spend less time at the check-in desk and more time enjoying their stay at the hotel,” said Suzanne Cannon, group marketing manager with Jurys Inn.