The move follows an iPhone app that launched last year, but we can all agree that the iPad is far superior to the iPhone when it comes to checking out full color photos--say, of the rooms at the Westin. The app also has a video that shows off the hotel, services and other local Times Square attractions.
While the hotel is excitedly telling people that it is the first U.S. hotel to have its own iPad app, and that you can even make reservations right from the app, we're not ready to give Westin a big gold star for these achievements just yet.
We liked seeing the big photos, but making reservations still had to go through Safari. Overall, it felt like a nice-looking interactive brochure. Nothing game-changing.
Kudos for having a go, Westin, but until you roll out some other features to get the geek in us excited, we're going to say that the hotel iPad game is still wide open...
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