San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2008
Mapplr (http://www.mapplr.com) launched its travel site featuring unique hotels and restaurants worldwide. Mapplr features a variety of hotels and restaurants in China, including in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, for the benefit of visitors to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Mapplr focuses on a young, urban and style-conscious crowd who are looking for unique places to stay and eat during their travels worldwide. Unlike many sites that feature a large number of places, Mapplr's editors carefully screen locations and list only a handful of selected hotels and restaurants in a city, so travelers are not overwhelmed by too much information. Mapplr tries to avoid listing chain hotels and it focuses on restaurants "where the locals go". All places are displayed on a city map so visitors and locals can quickly find the locations.
Esme Vos, co-founder of Mapplr, explained, "We realized that something was wrong when it took us a long time to find decent boutique hotels in Barcelona or good Asian restaurants in Berlin through Internet searches or large user review sites. Precisely because there is so much information on the Internet, it is difficult to find what you are looking for, let alone discover a trusted source you can return to time and time again. Mapplr saves time by selecting and displaying information that is relevant to its target audience around the world, and by keeping users up-to-date on new places in their home town and in other cities."
Mapplr (http://www.mapplr.com) is a publisher of hip and stylish hotels, restaurants, and cafes worldwide. We started Mapplr because we wanted to find a way to store and keep track of our favorite places, and share them with our friends. We rely on a network of people we trust to write about great hotels and restaurants in the leading cities of the world. Mapplr is for people who do not have time to do research or sort through user-generated content or lists of hundreds of places just to find that one "perfect" place. Our editors do it for you.
esme @ mapplr.com