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The trend for partnerships offering a 'one stop shop' approach for travellers and holidaymakers continues to grow and the latest news is an expansion of the tie-in between Hilton Worldwide and Uber.
The two companies are uniting their respective mobile apps enabling Hilton HHonors members to be able to order an Uber ride directly from the HHonors app. On the flip side, Uber users can now view their hotel stay information and check-in via the Uber app while on the way to their hotel.
Local Scene and Ride Reminder
This new development comes on the back of a digital partnership success of two other companies, Local Scene and Ride Reminder, whose features have already been used by more than a quarter of a million travellers in the US.
Rich DiStefano, Senior Director of Mobile Products at Hilton Worldwide, said: “The success of our Uber partnership is rooted in a shared passion for finding new ways to take friction out of travel.
“By further integrating our mobile apps, we're simplifying the steps it takes for our Hilton HHonors members to obtain the quick information they seek, ultimately providing them with a better experience.”
The integrated features mean that users must have both the Hilton HHonors and Uber apps up and running, as well as a current hotel reservation booked under their HHonors account. These accounts are free to all guests who book directly with Hilton and as HHonors members they will receive offers including an exclusive discounted rate, free standard Wi-Fi, Points and also access to a range of digital tools that allow digital check-in and use of Digital Key.
Head of Travel Partnerships at Uber, Jonathan DiOrio, commented: “We are always looking for ways to make the travel experience better, and are happy to have found such a strong, inventive partner in Hilton.
“Following the success of Local Scene and Ride Reminder, we are taking an additional step forward in our integration by offering guests access to their stay details while they are in an Uber.”
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Date Created: 04/04/2016