Hotel Indigo is Rolling Out Their Interactive Neighborhood Guides to All Hotels
We've always loved how IHG's Hotel Indigo brand embraces their surrounding neighborhood, often showcasing artwork from local artists, incorporating elements of the area's history into the hotel's design and using locally sourced ingredients in their restaurants and bars. Now, Hotel Indigo is taking all that they know about their neighborhoods and giving it to guests via these cool touch screens.
Called The Neighborhood Guide, the touch screens essentially serve as virtual guidebook for the area. It's fill with the background and history of the specific area, along with tips and recommendations from the staffers at Hotel Indigo, from bellman to bartender to room attendants, on what to do and where to go. The guide also has a photo sharing tool that's linked to Facebook so when you're bragging about where you are on vacation, you can snap a real-time photo of yourself in the Hotel Indigo. #selfietime
Not keen on scrolling a touch screen in the lobby? The Neighborhood Guide is also available on the Hotel Indigo mobile website which makes it especially useful when you're in the planning stages of your trip and need to see what's in the 'hood.
The Neighborhood Guide was initially tested in eight cities in 2012 but has now been implemented in all Hotel Indigos across the Americas (Latin America and Mexico will get them this spring) with plans to roll them out worldwide.
[Photos: Hotel Indigo]