Remote check-in lets Las Vegas Strip hotel guests avoid lines, social distance Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun · August 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm When Yolanda Nevarez visits Las Vegas, she walks right past the people lined up at the hotel check-in desk and heads straight to her room. A regular at MGM Resorts properties, she uses her phone to pull up the M Life smartphone app, where she can check in remotely. A virtual room key is delivered to her phone, which she waves in front of a reader on the door to let herself in. “The fact that your phone is your key, I love that,” said Nevarez, who is from San Antonio, Texas. “When you’re going in and out of the room, you’re often in a hurry for whatever reason and a lot of people forget their key. My phone is always with me,” she said.