Talk to any frequent traveler and most of us have a few things in common: We love our mobile devices, we use their mobile devices to help manage many aspects of our lives and no matter how clean the five-star hotel is, the comforter gets tossed to the floor. Okay—maybe the latter is my personal issue.
Even though the TV remote control in hotel rooms are often simple, they sometimes have too many options that can frustrate hotel guests causing calls to the front desk. Ever order a movie without knowing it?
The LodgeNet Mobile app is an AV technology loving, germaphobe’s dream come true. Designed for Android, iPhone and iPad, this app is already being used by many hotels such as Hilton (Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites), Starwood (Sheraton, W Hotels, Westin), Marriott (Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard), Hyatt, Fairmont Hotels, Omni Hotels, IHG Hotels (InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn), Joie de Vivre, and Kimpton. And it is free.
LodgeNet serves 1.8 million hotel rooms, (85% of the U.S. Hospitality market)—providing TV, entertainment and interactivity. It certainly made sense for them to embrace mobile. Hotel guests can turn their mobile devices into a fully-functional TV remote control to change channels, preview and order in-room movies, access hotel information and get dining and local recommendations as well as additional services.