Uber and Hilton have decided to integrate each other’s services in order to provide users with unlimited access to ground transportation and hotel reservations. Therefore, when using the Uber app you will be able to book a hotel room, and when making a reservation through Hilton HHonors, you will also be offered the option to choose a Uber ride to take you there.
Uber and Hilton Worldwide have come together with the purpose of simplifying travel logistics. The partnership follows the success of Ride Reminder and Local Scene companies, which provided digital features used by over 250,000 travelers in the United States.
According to the Mobile Products senior director at Hilton Worldwide Rich DiStefano,
“The success of our Uber partnership is rooted in a shared passion for finding new ways to take friction out of travel. By further integrating our mobile apps, we’re simplifying the steps it takes for our Hilton HHonors members to obtain the quick information they seek, ultimately providing them with a better experience.”
In more details, when the time of your reservation is near, Uber will pre-set the recommended destination to the Hilton hotel you chose. After getting on a Uber ride, you will be able to tap on the “view stay details” feature that will guide you to the check-in system of HHonors, all thanks to the integration of the two apps. Next, you can choose the room you prefer and request a digital key while you are still on your way to the hotel.
The partnership between Uber and Hilton began last year in September when Ride Reminder and Local Scene were released. Both services have recorded a significant success. For instance, in just four months after the launch, one-fifth of the members of HHonors also opted to explore Local Scene, which comprises a list of popular places in an area based on the Uber destinations that are most frequented.
As a result, Local Scene became one of the best features of the HHonors app. As for Ride Reminders, within two weeks of the release date, the service recorded more than two thousand notifications synced with Hilton bookings. Furthermore, 58 percent of the users who have set reminders opted to set an additional notification, proof of their commitment to the app.
In order to use these benefits, you must have installed both the Uber and the Hilton HHonors apps.
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