Peek at Starwood’s Google Glass app, in beta [IMAGES]
Starwood has become the first hotel brand to begin testing an app for Google Glass.
The SPG app will enable travelers to find a hotel, get directions, check out room images, make a reservation, call the property, and check the balance of their Starpoints loyalty program.
The app also claims to push upcoming stay details to your device’s “timeline” when relevant, meaning 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival. It also claims to be able to recognize the guest’s arrival at the hotel, based on the device’s geo-location features.
The company says the app will be available in the next Glass store update of the MyGlass section.
Images from the beta
The app is still in development, but the following images suggest what the final version may be like.
Wearables get hot
Recently Google updated its Glass software so that users are able to receive notifications for hotel bookings and reservations for restaurants and activities.
Airlines toying with how to incorporate Google Glass, too. Tnooz recently kicked the tires of Virgin Atlantic’s experiment with outfitting staff with Google Glass in select tests at London’s Heathrow Airport.
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Sean O’Neill is a New Jersey-based reporter for Tnooz. He is also a daily contributor of consumer news to LonelyPlanet.com.
He used to work for BBC Travel, BudgetTravel.com, and Kiplinger's, and used to live in London, New York City, and Washington, DC.