Hilton announced two technology innovations: Digital KeyShare, allowing more than one guest to have access to a room’s Digital Key; and early confirmation of a Hilton Honors perk with eligible Gold and Diamond members to be notified of upgrades 72 hours prior to arrival. Digital Key turns the Hilton Honors app on smartphones into a room key and is now available at more than 80% of Hilton’s portfolio or close to 5,400 properties. Digital KeyShare allows room access to up to four additional people or devices, with the secondary guests receiving an invitation from the primary guest and passing a security check that happens instantly. As for the room upgrades, eligible members receive an email and an app push notification alerting them of their complimentary upgraded room. Once the notification is received, if the hotel offers Digital Check-In, members can choose the location of their upgraded rooms through the app 36 hours prior to arrival. All stays under seven nights are eligible for the early confirmation, and it will be available in the coming months at all Hilton brands globally where space-available upgrades are currently offered. These two enhancements join the recently launched Confirmed Connecting Rooms, which allows individuals to instantly confirm at least two connecting rooms at the time of booking.