When Marriott first revealed its Starwood reservations platform had been hacked, 500 million guests' data was thought to potentially be at risk.

The partnership was formed in the wake of increased cyberattacks on user data in the travel and hotel industries.

The automated mobile-key delivery will be enabled by SiteMinder Exchange, a connectivity platform.

Adoption of mobile locks in the hotel marketplace continues to rise unilaterally across all segments, from major brands to the smaller independents.

The enriched feature will automate the delivery of mobile keys to guests’ smartphones, reducing front-desk check-in times.

The company said hackers accessed Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s reservation database starting in 2014 and continuing through this past September.

New Zealand's smart hotel integrates digital key functionality into property's mobile app with features that include mobile temperature and lighting…

The criteria for the certification consists of more than 220 elements and processes, equipment, training and crisis management.