ConnectedHospitality.com Launches Hotel Mobile Optimized Websites For iPhone, Android and Blackberry Smartphones

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The cutting-edge technology allows hotel clients to modify content in real time, post daily specials adjusting to ever-changing market conditions and room inventory, deliver mobile phone screen coupons to boost walk-in traffic, and more.

“The ability, ease and control of my content management is why I ultimately selected Connected Hospitality, and it is proving to be a most powerful and useful tool," says Carmel Mission Inn General Manager Bob Buescher.

Connected Hospitality (http://www.connectedhospitality.com) is thrilled to announce the debut of its brand-new cutting edge technology (hotel mobile optimized websites) that will provide hotels with the tools necessary to host mobile-ready micro sites which allow guests to easily navigate and book via their Smartphone. The technology allows hotel clients to modify content in real time, post daily specials adjusting to ever-changing market conditions and room inventory, deliver mobile phone screen coupons to boost walk-in traffic, and more. Currently the technology works on the iPhone, Google Android and Blackberry smart phones.

While smart phones allow users to access hotel websites via the Internet, the sites are extremely hard to read and navigate and often do not allow guests to click through to the booking engines. This new technology will change this forever and hotels that are the first to add this technology will stand to gain significant revenue through today’s fastest growing purchasing tool, the mobile phone.

Connected Hospitality was founded by a group of high-profile professionals with a wealth of experience in the travel and hospitality industry who share a common goal to improve and streamline the technology and services used on a daily basis both internally at the hotel level and by people who book hotels. Pam Richardson, Vice Chair of the California Hotel & Motel Association; Randall Reviere, CEO of Innpoints; and Lara Weiss, Managing Director of K Hotels are just a few of Connected Hospitality’s esteemed advisory board members.

Statistics

  •     A recent report by PhoCusWright projects mobile bookings to reach $160 million in 2010 alone.
  •     Sixty-seven percent of travelers and 77% of frequent business travelers with Web-enabled mobile devices have already used their devices to find local services (e.g. lodging) and attractions.
  •     A poll by Harris Interactive, conducted April-May 2009, shows that 71% of US adults felt that it was safe to make a purchase via a mobile phone. Forty-three percent of respondents were willing to purchase hotel rooms and 40% tickets for travel via their mobile devices.

Testimonial

“As an independent hotel, I knew I needed to get a jump on what is sure to be exponential growth in mobile web search,” states Carmel Mission Inn General Manager Bob Buescher. “The ability, ease and control of my content management is why I ultimately selected Connected Hospitality, and it is proving to be a most powerful and useful tool in presenting my message to the mobile marketing world...and they had my mobile site up in a week! Kudos to their technology department!"

Examples
To access this latest technology, please access any of the following websites from a smart phone.

Beacon Hotel (http://www.mybeaconhotel.com)
Carmel Mission Inn (http://www.carmelmissioninn.com)
Pickwick Hotel (http://www.thepickwickhotel.com)

Connected Hospitality offers a variety of services to the hospitality industry including: the design and implementation of mobile sites; web design; search engine optimization and marketing; e-marketing the creation of social media campaigns and more. For more information on Connected Hospitality’s services and offerings, please visit http://www.connectedhospitality.com.

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