Guests of Hilton’s properties will now have new means to receive recommendations during their stay with them.
A brand new collaboration between Hilton properties and Foursquare offers guests a new location-based feature called “Explore”. This is available in the Hilton Honors app that currently provide travellers with recommendations from local experts on the top activities and spots to be explored around the hotel’s vicinity.
Guests who have a confirmed booking with a Hilton property will be able to use the Hilton Honors app as of 12th September. Guests will be able to get recommendations on anything and everything ranging from the top restaurants to the most popular activities and points of interest to visit during their stay.
What’s unique about the function is that each recommendation includes personalised tips such as the best dishes to try at the restaurants or the best timings to visit locations taking into consideration what you’re looking for. The app also provides photographs of what to expect at each venue. Users will be able to plan their trip more effectively as they will have access to details such as each location’s hours of operations.
Choose to save your preferred recommendations into a favourite folder and start planning your itinerary prior to arriving. Depending on your travel companions, receive suggestions across various categories such as family-friendly destinations or ideal restaurants for business dinners or romantic adventures for couples.
The “Explore” feature is currently available in 28 cities at the moment, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Los Angeles, London and Rome.
The only requirement is that you have to be a Hilton Honors member to gain access to this new feature. The good news is that signing up for the loyalty programme would not cost you anything and would instead bring you additional benefits that include discounts on stays, free Wi-Fi, digital check-in and a point accumulation system for each stay.