Australian inventor Stephen Dunn leading global hotel innovation

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We are pleased to congratulate Fisher Adams Kelly client Stephen Dunn on the new US trials of his world-leading hotel check-in innovation. As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, Stephen’s LEAPIN Digital Keys system allows hotel guests to check-in and unlock their hotel room door using only their mobile phone. Widely described as ‘a hotel check-in revolution’, the LEAPIN system allows guests to avoid bottle-necks at the check-in desk, and to ensure that their hotel key is always available. Trials have already been completed at the Gold Coast, Sydney and in Victoria, but Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide have now announced their intention to introduce this Australian innovation across their 123 properties in the US and worldwide.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Australian innovators like Stephen, and to help to protect their world-leading ideas in territories right around the globe.

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