Of course, we had to download this app for ourselves to see what it was all about. Fortunately it's free at the iTunes app store!
Right away, the app asked if we wanted to see hotels near our current location. Since we're currently in the Bay Area, we decided that would be cool except the app pulled up recommendations for Los Angeles, which is where we usually live.
Nevertheless, we saw a feature from the concierge Jerome Jeannest who is Chief Concierge at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. We were then taken to a clean page describing the Perfect Day in Los Angeles starting with breakfast on the terrace of the guest rooms and ending with dinner at Spago. What we liked most about this guide was that all of the recommendations from restaurant picks to shopping hotspots were mapped out on Google Maps. Very cool.
There was no video on this page but we did find that for the InterContinental San Francisco which featured their Chef Concierge taking us around to his favorite spots in town.
Aside from concierge recommendations and maps, the app includes Insider Tips on things to do in the city as well as little-known facts and what to pack, and of course, you can book a room at the InterContinenal Hotel directly from your iPad.
Overall, we love this app because it's truly a city guide, not a hotel brochure and you can use it whether you are staying at the InterContinental or not. Not to mention, we're tickled to be able to watch some of these concierges walk the walk on video (We're already loving the video from the concierge at InterContinental Park Lane in London.) So big ups to IC for a job well-done! Other hotels please take note.