Fun Finder by Hilton Makes You the Hero of Your Vacation
Hilton HHonors members get the inside scoop on resort events and offers, directly to their smartphone
September 06, 2016
MCLEAN, Va. - Imagine you're honeymooning at a Hilton when you learn via your smartphone that there's a discounted couples massage appointment open in thirty minutes. Or, say you're vacationing with family and receive a schedule of the day's children's activities on your phone with directions to get there, along with a happy hour special offer to enjoy while the kids play. No longer left to the imagination, today Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) introduced Fun Finder, an interactive feature available exclusively within the Hilton HHonors app that shares personalized recommendations, insider resort information and special offers for exceptional experiences. It is currently available at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and Hilton Anatole, and will soon be expanding to other Hilton resorts. What exactly is Fun Finder?
Using Wi-Fi, GPS and beacon technology, Fun Finder acts as your personal travel guide. It understands what you enjoy and provides recommendations based on your arrival and departure information, preferences collected in a pre-arrival survey, the current time and your location in the resort. When Hilton HHonors members who have opted into the feature stay in the heart of Honolulu at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, they can receive a welcome invitation for an island walking tour or a drink special at the bar as a thanks for attending the Waikiki Starlight Luau. At Hilton Anatole, a vast convention hotel and cultural center in Dallas' Design District, Hilton HHonors members could receive notifications for the start of happy hour at the new JadeWaters pool complex's swim-up bar, or get background on the collection of art and historical artifacts in the property's museum.
"We are making it easier than ever for our guests to be spontaneous and seize every opportunity to enjoy their stay, giving our Hilton HHonors members the inside scoop before they even have to ask," said Joshua Sloser, vice president of Digital Product Innovation, Hilton Worldwide. "Fun Finder is a huge leap forward for the hotel industry - we're artfully blending technology with exceptional experiences in a way that gives travelers a smarter, more personalized stay."
Fun Finder can help you navigate a resort to make sure you don't miss out on any activities or offers. It directs you to the optimal walking path to your destination and can help if you're lost - which can come in handy at larger resort properties. Not in the right room for morning yoga? Fun Finder can help you get there and still make it in time for the session's first sun salutation.
Hilton HHonors members can start exploring the resort's offerings and even make reservations for dinner or the spa before catching their flight. Have a question about the resort? Real-time messaging with the resort's Team Members can address any of your needs, whether it's extra pillows or a late check-out.
"We're reimagining the guest experience, finding new ways our Hilton HHonors app can better connect members to what they love," said Rich DiStefano, senior director of Mobile Products, Hilton Worldwide. "Fun Finder will also transform how our hotels manage themselves, as it provides real-time insights on everything from where additional Team Members are needed to what time of day guests are most interested in fitness classes."
Fun Finder is an exclusive benefit for Hilton HHonors members and available via the Hilton HHonors app - the highest rated hospitality app on the Apple App Store (4.8 stars). Hilton HHonors is free to enroll and available to all guests. For more information and to join, visit the Hilton HHonors site here.
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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 69 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (honors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, or race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHonors.com or connect with Hilton Honors at news.hiltonhonors.com.