Travel Tip of the Day: Know Your Lock

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I recently spent a couple of nights at the Dream Downtown hotel in New York City. I had a lovely stay, but while I was there noticed that the hotel was using a strange new safety lock. The good news is that it prevents thieves from using a tool to quickly unlatch it. The bad news is that if you’re not familiar with it and are in a hurry (God forbid there’s a hotel fire), you might not realize you need to push the button in to release the latch.

I really became concerned when I tested my dad one morning and it took him almost a minute to figure out how to get it off. So when you enter your hotel room, take a quick look at the lock and make sure you know how to open it in a hurry.



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