Posts Tagged Hotel

The New Expedia App Combines Hotel and Flight Searches

Posted by on September 9th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Expedia has released a new app that now allows users to search for hotels and flights at the same time. Using a single search box you can enter a city name, landmark, or airport code and the app will find hotels and flights without having to enter dates specific details at the start. This will save travelers valuable time in trying to match up different flight and hotel offers.

The app also includes a Collections section, which presents you with vacation destinations if they are not sure where they want to go yet. Once you’re sure about your vacation locale, the Expedia Tablet App has an integrated trip planner you can use. It takes care of booking, lets you view upcoming travel details, and can share your itinerary with family and friends via email or text message.

You can pick up the Expedia Hotels & Flights on the App Store for free.

Bad Hotel Review

Bad Hotel Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
What could be better than Pugs Love Beatz? Why, a game about building a hotel while defending it from swimmers, clouds, and birds with bombs, of course!

Read The Full Review »
The Clique Review

The Clique Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A great way of crowd sourcing recommendations via friends on Facebook, but make sure to get plenty of friends using the app for maximum success.

Read The Full Review »

You know that tone of voice the receptionist gives you when you call up hotel room service at four in the morning to get them to re-stock your mini bar? They’re trying to be chirpy but you know they’re not happy. That could become a thing of the past if the latest innovation from the Hilton San Diego Bayfront catches on.

Using a unique iPhone and iPad app and online portal, guests can now order food, drinks and amenities from their own device or those that are table mounted within the hotel. Guests are also able to chat directly with staff through the app.

The Hilton plans to offer users of its swimming pool facilities their own iPod touch, pre-loaded with the app this coming summer for the ultimate in poolside decadence. There are also plans to extend the app’s functionality to ordering from the hotel’s in-house Starbucks. Within the Odysea Lounge at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, visitors can use the Odysea Lounge iPad app to book tours of the local area or order food and drink. When away from the hotel, users of the app can order the Lincoln Town Car service from the waterfront as well as discover local attractions of interest.

“San Diego has an amazing coastal culture and lifestyle: It’s informal yet stylish and relaxed yet innovative,” says Konstantine Drosos, Director of Finance at Hilton San Diego Bayfront. “We try to embody those qualities in everything we do, particularly guest services. Since most of our guests travel with some type of web-enabled device, it seemed natural to enhance their stays by offering our guest services and amenities through them.”

The app itself looks both handy and a little too useful in our opinion and will likely see a rise in revenue for the hotel should such enticing combinations as Pomegranate Margarita and Crab Cakes continue to feature. Unique touches include the My Drink My Way option that allows hotel visitors to mix their own drink and have it delivered to their table. How easy could it be to get carried away with your iPad and this app with these features available?

Not only does this use of technology improve efficiency for the hotel but it offers customers more flexibility when it comes to ordering, and the ability to view what they are ordering before purchase is a major plus. The technology behind the new app comes from GBCblue, a guest computing technology and support service. This innovation in guest-services looks to be a big market with the iPad selling in such high numbers and the presentation of such a service can only help Apple shift more units too.

It seems, with its embracing of new technology, The Hilton San Diego Bayfront may have removed the clicking of fingers and the word “garcon” from a customer’s vocabulary.

If you plan on visiting the hotel the app can be downloaded for free here:

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-05-04 :: Category: Travel

    Advertisement    





Featured Apps

    Advertisement    


Categories

Developers

Would you like your application reviewed on 148Apps? See the About page for information.
    Advertisement    



Steel Media Network

148Apps - iPhone app reviews and news. The best gosh darn iPhone app site this side of Mars.
http://148apps.com :: @148Apps

Android Rundown - Android news and reviews. Where you get the rundown on Android apps and hardware.
http://AndroidRundown.com :: @AndroidRundown

Best App Ever - Yearly Mobile App Achievement Awards.
http://bestappever.com :: @BestAppEver

Pocket Gamer - Mobile game reviews, news, and features.
http://PocketGamer.co.uk :: @PocketGamer

Pocket Gamer.biz - Mobile games industry news, opinion, and analysis.
http://PocketGamer.biz :: @pgbiz

AppSpy - iOS game news and video reviews.
http://appspy.com :: @appspy