Calgary Marriott Downtown Now Supports iPhone Check-Ins

Guests of the Calgary Marriott Downtown can now check in even faster using the all hotel chain’s updated Mobile Key app, which now acts as their room key, allowing them to bypass the front desk and go straight to their rooms.

Hotel customers will also be able to access common areas, including the MClub Lounge, Fitness Centre and pool using the Mobile Key.

The Mobile Key is an exciting innovation that we’re very pleased to offer our Marriott Rewards members,” says hotel general manager, Joseph Clohessy. “For the past year we’ve focused on creating a space that provides guests with a luxurious and rewarding experience at our completely renovated hotel. The Mobile Key is a feature that provides them with an ease of entry unlike other hotels.”

Guests must use Mobile Check-In in order to use Mobile Key. To support multiple guests in one room, it is possible to have Mobile Keys on up to six devices, provided these guests log into the same Marriott Rewards account through the Marriott Mobile App.

Here’s how the Mobile Key works:

  1. Guest completes Mobile Check-in, submits arrival time and receives room ready notification via the Marriott Mobile App.
  2. Guests must use a Passcode or Touch ID (iOS) to access room information.
  3. Guest is now allowed to skip the front desk and download the Mobile Key.
  4. Guest receives Mobile Key and follows the instructions to unlock the door.
  5. Guest conveniently enters their unlocked room.

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You can grab the app using the following App Store link, which also supports Apple Watch:

Download Marriott Mobile App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct link]

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  • sarge

    The timing is amazing….going there next week and just got a 6S+ this week 0.o

  • W00t!

  • Paul White

    It’s too bad this particular Marriott was one of the first of the chain to follow their new initiative and remove work desks from all of their rooms, which makes it a terrible choice for business travellers (like me). Hopefully the nearby Hyatt, which stills cares about business people, will soon offer the same technology.

  • This sounds really cool! Is it using NFC for the mobile key? I didn’t know developers had access to that in the SDK yet. I probably missed something though.

  • sully54

    I seriously cringed when they used millennials as a reason for their stupid decision.