CADD Emirates has announced it is to start to replace its key card systems with new biometric scanners, which will scan guests’ fingerprints.

The new system will be ready to be rolled out within around two months, said Jimmy Joseph, business manager for hospitality in MENA and India for CADD Emirates.

Joseph said: “Hotels want something different to stand out, and this will be perfect. We are just finishing testing the new technology – we already have the systems in place, this will just be an update of the technology.”

He said that the system will be able to remember guest preferences from hotel-to-hotel in locations across the globe, with information saved against their fingerprints.

“The new technology probably won’t be used hotel-wide, but it will mainly be used for exclusive club members,” he added.