Marriott International teams up with the joint venture to pilot technology at two hotels in China from July.
The joint venture of Alibaba Group and Marriott International announced it is spearheading Marriott International's facial recognition check-in pilot with Fliggy, Alibaba's travel service platform.
This announcement comes hot off the heels of the joint venture's recent global rollout of the Post Post Pay (PPP) functionality and redesigned storefront on Fliggy, to continually elevate the travel experience for tech-savvy Chinese travelers.
With Fliggy's expertise in facial recognition technology and the joint venture's hospitality insights, the pilot will kick off from July 2018 at two Marriott International properties in China - Hangzhou Marriott Hotel Qianjiang and Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay, with the goal of global rollout across Marriott International's properties in the future.
This move is set to position Marriott International as a pioneer global hospitality company to offer this seamless check-in experience for Chinese travelers.