Marriott unveils smartphone apps and mobile site

Marriott International has developed an application for iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices and a mobile website.

The hotel giant’s new mobile tools enable users to locate and book hotels, check reservations and get details about where they will be staying, including photographs.

Travellers can also join the Marriott Rewards loyalty scheme, check their point balance, and find out what is happening in around the property. 

The chain’s e-commerce senior vice-president Shafiq Khan said: “We know that more than half of hotel reservations made using mobile devices are for same-day stays. This shows how rushed mobile travellers are; speed and choice are critical.”

Marriott’s mobile website and apps are based on AT&T’s Telepresence platform.

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