By Don Douloff, April 23, 2009
Choice Hotels International has become the first lodging company to launch a global iPhone application.
The free Choice Hotels Locator App lets travellers find hotels from a database of more than 5,800 properties across all 10 Choice brands worldwide.
Via GPS technology, travellers can tailor information to their current location.
The Choice Hotels iPhone App lets guests spot and book nearby Choice hotels; select hotels by city, zip code, airport code or popular attraction; pinpoint hotels on a map; obtain door-to-door directions and real-time information, including rates, inventory and amenities.
In addition, the locator lets users see street views and hotel images, access Choice Privileges accounts and redeem points and contact hotels directly.