San Diego Travelers Rejoice: The Key To Your Hotel Stay Just Got A Lot More Convenient

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa’s 357 Guest Rooms Now Equipped with Digital Key

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July 14, 2016

SAN DIEGO - The hotel stays of San Diego visitors just got easier, as the smartphone just got smarter. Beginning this month, Hilton HHonors members staying at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa can consider their phone as not just their direction-finder or reservation-maker, but as the key - literally - to their hotel stay. Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa has completed its Digital Key implementation for its 357 guest rooms, giving San Diego visitors unprecedented convenience and control - all via the Hilton HHonors app.

The process is easy. Within 24 hours of arrival, Hilton HHonors members who book direct through Hilton's channels can digitally check-in, choose their exact room from a digital floorplan and request a Digital Key through the Hilton HHonors app. Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa will notify guests via the app as soon as their room is ready. Hilton HHonors members with previous stay history can then head straight to their room when they arrive, pressing the virtual "unlock" button on the app when they're within five feet of their door.

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa joins a growing list of Hilton Worldwide hotels who've made this high-tech transformation. By the end of 2016, Hilton intends to roll out Digital Key to all U.S. full-service hotels.

"Many of our loyal Hilton HHonors members are business travelers who are incredibly tech-savvy," said Don Dennis, managing director, Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. "We're thrilled our hotel is able to offer them this cutting edge Digital Key technology and give them an easier, more convenient stay."

As a benefit available only to Hilton HHonors members, Digital Key builds upon the suite of digital features guests at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa already enjoy, including digital check-in with room selection, Arrival Requests, and the ability to order an Uber via the Hilton HHonors app. Hilton HHonors members have enjoyed using our digital tools to take the friction out of their travel experience. For example, Hilton HHonors members from around the globe have used digital check-in and chosen the room they want more than 12 million times, and 90 percent report being satisfied with their experience.

Digital Key, digital check-in with room selection and Arrival Requests are benefits only available to Hilton HHonors members who book directly through Hilton's brand websites, award-winning mobile app, reservation call centers or preferred corporate travel partners and professionals.

The Hilton HHonors loyalty program is open to all guests and free to join - visit here for enrollment information. Hilton HHonors members can take advantage of an exclusive discounted rate that can't be found anywhere else, along with instant benefits including free Wi-Fi and the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights.

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About Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Located on scenic Mission Bay, this impeccably appointed San Diego resort is situated on an 18-acre park with lush gardens and rolling lawns just steps away from sandy beaches. Each of the 357 guest rooms and suites are decorated to match the bright and festive hues of its waterfront oasis, complete with designer furnishings and an open and airy feel. Dramatic California cuisine is featured in the signature restaurant Acqua where guests can relax around the fire pit while taking in the Mission Bay views. Guests can indulge themselves at Mantra 'The Art of Spa' where the spa experience reflects global cross-cultural rituals from Indonesia, Thailand and India. Enjoy the San Diego lifestyle with tennis, wakeboarding, sailing, splashing at the pool, or enjoying a bike ride along the boardwalk of beautiful Mission Bay. The property is centrally located with easy access to all major San Diego attractions including SeaWorld San Diego which is just across the bay, and is a short drive to the Pacific Ocean, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and the San Diego International Airport. For more information about Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, visit or call 619.276.4010. 


Leah Poquette
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
+1 619 276 4010

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For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values to every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Begin your journey at and learn more about the brand by visiting or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.