Hotel Mobile Apps That Go Beyond Basics

By Bridgette Fossel - 2013-04-25T15:42:53Z

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Hotels Apps That Go Beyond the Basics

Most hotel apps cover the basics these days: a browsable database of the brand's properties, a reservations booking system, a way to watch your loyalty-program points. But these apps stand out for the creative extras they offer.

Ritz-Carlton (pictured)

Thanks to GPS technology, this app recognizes when you’ve arrived at a Ritz-Carlton property and sends location-specific advice and special offers. You'll also have QR capability at 20 hotels that lets you scan your smartphone to check in. Once you're settled, the app provides personal tips from President & COO Herve Humler (he recommends checking out the Viennese crystal chandelier in Doha or the secret garden at the Sanya Beach Resort).Free; iOS, Android

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