Hilton and Uber Partner to Aid Travel Experience for Guests
Hilton Worldwide has partnered with Uber to add digital features designed to improve the travel experience for Hilton guests.
Now, Hilton guests can set Uber “Ride Reminders,” or automated notifications to request Uber rides to and from the hotel.
HHonors loyalty program members will also be able to explore the “Local Scene” in select U.S. cities via the HHonors app later this month.
“Ride Reminders” send a push notification or text to the driver with the hotel’s address automatically set in the Uber app, saving time and eliminating hassle. Hilton guests who sign up for Uber will also receive $20 off their first ride.
The “Local Scene” feature, which will launch later this month in 20 major U.S. cities, highlights the local venues, restaurants and nightlife spots most frequented by Uber riders. HHonors members will be able to use the digital guides via the HHonors app to get tips on where to go and what to do in the city they’re visiting.
"By partnering with Uber, a leading innovator, we're helping travelers explore destinations like they're locals," said Rich DiStefano, senior director of mobile products at Hilton Worldwide, via a release. "This is the first time any company has leveraged Uber riders' most frequented destinations to provide local recommendations. We're excited to offer these unique benefits for our loyal guests."
"Hilton is a leader in digital innovation and has a unique mobile-first approach that makes them a natural partner for Uber," added Jonathan DiOrio, head of travel partnerships at Uber. "We are always looking for new ways to make the Uber experience even better for our millions of riders worldwide and are excited to offer these new features for the first time exclusively to Hilton guests and HHonors members."
Through the HHonors app, HHonors members can already book a stay, check in, select their room, pre-order amenities and use their smartphone to enter their hotel room door with Digital Key.
Hilton HHonors is free to enroll and available to all guests.
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