The Hilton HHonors app now integrates with Google Maps so that when you use the app’s function to choose your own room – a feature available starting at 6 am the day before a stay – you can see where rooms are in relation to streets, views, etc.
The updated digital floor plans include detailed geographical information about the hotel’s surroundings. Hilton HHonors members can visualize where available hotel rooms are located in relation to city streets, public transportation, parks, bodies of water and other markers. They can see if an expressway is outside their window or if their room faces east toward the sunrise, for example.
Additionally, members will soon be able to see where additional points-of-interest like landmarks or attractions are in relation to their selected room.
Here’s how it works:
When you go into the app, you choose your arrival time and then can see a floor plan for the hotel. Available rooms have green circles. Already functionality included photos and room details. Now there’s better information on room location relative to the world around the property.
And of course the app offers digital keys but that functionality is still rolling out and many hotels don’t yet participate. Regardless, this certainly seems directionally correct.