MCLEAN, Va. - Imagine you're honeymooning at a Hilton when you learn via your smartphone that there's a discounted couples massage appointment open in thirty minutes. Or, say you're vacationing with family and receive a schedule of the day's children's activities on your phone with directions to get there, along with a happy hour special offer to enjoy while the kids play. No longer left to the imagination, today Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) introduced Fun Finder, an interactive feature available exclusively within the Hilton HHonors app that shares personalized recommendations, insider resort information and special offers for exceptional experiences. It is currently available at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and Hilton Anatole, and will soon be expanding to other Hilton resorts. What exactly is Fun Finder?
Using Wi-Fi, GPS and beacon technology, Fun Finder acts as your personal travel guide. It understands what you enjoy and provides recommendations based on your arrival and departure information, preferences collected in a pre-arrival survey, the current time and your location in the resort. When Hilton HHonors members who have opted into the feature stay in the heart of Honolulu at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, they can receive a welcome invitation for an island walking tour or a drink special at the bar as a thanks for attending the Waikiki Starlight Luau. At Hilton Anatole, a vast convention hotel and cultural center in Dallas' Design District, Hilton HHonors members could receive notifications for the start of happy hour at the new JadeWaters pool complex's swim-up bar, or get background on the collection of art and historical artifacts in the property's museum.
"We are making it easier than ever for our guests to be spontaneous and seize every opportunity to enjoy their stay, giving our Hilton HHonors members the inside scoop before they even have to ask," said Joshua Sloser, vice president of Digital Product Innovation, Hilton Worldwide. "Fun Finder is a huge leap forward for the hotel industry - we're artfully blending technology with exceptional experiences in a way that gives travelers a smarter, more personalized stay."
Fun Finder can help you navigate a resort to make sure you don't miss out on any activities or offers. It directs you to the optimal walking path to your destination and can help if you're lost - which can come in handy at larger resort properties. Not in the right room for morning yoga? Fun Finder can help you get there and still make it in time for the session's first sun salutation.
Hilton HHonors members can start exploring the resort's offerings and even make reservations for dinner or the spa before catching their flight. Have a question about the resort? Real-time messaging with the resort's Team Members can address any of your needs, whether it's extra pillows or a late check-out.
"We're reimagining the guest experience, finding new ways our Hilton HHonors app can better connect members to what they love," said Rich DiStefano, senior director of Mobile Products, Hilton Worldwide. "Fun Finder will also transform how our hotels manage themselves, as it provides real-time insights on everything from where additional Team Members are needed to what time of day guests are most interested in fitness classes."
Fun Finder is an exclusive benefit for Hilton HHonors members and available via the Hilton HHonors app - the highest rated hospitality app on the Apple App Store (4.8 stars). Hilton HHonors is free to enroll and available to all guests. For more information and to join, visit the Hilton HHonors site here.
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About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors is the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 13 distinct hotel brands, spanning more than 4,800 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties across 104 countries and territories. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors mobile app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 57 million members, Hilton HHonors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, charitable contributions, or unique events through the Hilton HHonors auction platform(hhonors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation® or a race experience with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. Hilton HHonors members’ loyalty is also rewarded with more personalized service. There is no cost to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,800 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with nearly 789,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. For 97 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Instagram.