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Use Google Glass App to Book Starwood Hotel Rooms

Starwood Hotels has unveiled a version of its SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) app for Google Glass, which it says is the first of its kind.

Apr 18, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

SPG for glass

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has unveiled new details on its SPG app for Google Glass, which will allow loyalty members to search for hotels using voice commands, book their room and get real-time, GPS-enabled directions.

When the SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) app emerges from beta, it will allow users to perform the same functions as laptops and smartphones.

In addition to searching among 1,100 hotels around the world, users can look up nearby attractions and amenities using simple voice commands.

Potential guests can also take a virtual tour of the hotel rooms and suites, call the hotel, look up their account information, review their reservations and check their Starpoints. Finalizing bookings requires a simple tap. Geolocating software will also provide real-time directions.

Earlier this year, the Starwood group announced plans to turn smartphones into ‘keyless keys,’ allowing Starwood Preferred Guests to open their rooms by simply scanning their phones to the door.

Elsewhere in the travel industry, Virgin Atlantic became the world’s first airline to use the wearable technology earlier this year, when it armed ground staff with Google Glass to check in passengers.

Virgin Atlantic Google Glass

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