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Hotel applications that go beyond the basics

InterContinental Concierge Insider Guides

IHG’s Concierge Insider Guides app makes the most of its iPad platform – you don’t just get basic recommendations on what to do, you get video tours hosted by local concierges and interactive maps. To free; iPad


It’s no surprise that a stylish hotel brand like SLS has a stylish hotel app. Whether you’re staying in Beverly Hill or South Beach (which just made it to our 2013 Hot List), you can search the app for driving directions, food reviews and other tips, as well as internal maintenance requests. household, alarm clock – up calls, etc. To free; ios

W Hotels

As you would expect from the “Whatever, Whenever” brand, the W hotels app lets you order whatever you need in your room (room service, towels, snacks, etc.). Two cool features: a special offers tab and music streaming mixes curated by the brand’s global music director. Free, iOS

SPG: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Customer service is available 24/7 at several hotels, but the SPG app allows you to face the SPG support team around the clock for help. You can also store your hotel room number in the app in case you forget it, and the addresses in the language are useful for traveling abroad. To free; ios

Viceroy Anguilla

The MyViceroy app will walk you through everything you need to know about the island. He can book a cab, calculate exchange rates, even sign up for personal training and book babysitting services. And if you happen to get lost a bit too literally on the Viceroy’s 35-acre Gold List property, the app has a map of the property to help you find your way. To free; ios

Originally posted April 22, 2013