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Hotel chain to test facial recognise check-in


Guests at Marriott International hotels in China may soon be able to check-in with a quick selfie, accorsing to TravelMole.

The hotel chain is collaborating with China's e-commerce giant Alibaba to develop a front desk facial recognition feature.

Automated facial recognition check-ins will be trialled at two China hotels beginning later this month.

Guests are required to scan their IDs, take a photo and input contact details on an automated machine. When the personal and booking data is verified room key cards are automatically dispensed from a machine.

The new tech will cut down check-in times to about one minute from the average three minutes currently.

It will be tested first at two Marriott hotels in Hangzhou and Sanya.
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