La Quinta Inns & Suites Launches Room Availability App
This month, La Quinta Inns & Suites launched an interesting service that I hope competitors will soon imitate.
The hotel chain’s Ready for You™ app allows guests to indicate their arrival time and, on the day of arrival, receive an alert informing them the moment their room is ready.
I haven’t had opportunity to try the service since La Quinta properties don’t fit well with my travel patterns, but I think the concept is great. When I have a red-eye flight, I often find myself pleading with a hotel to let me check in early – sometimes by as much as 6 or 7 hours before the published check in time.
While La Quinta doesn’t seem to promise that your desired check in time will be accommodated, it’s helpful to have this “formal” avenue to facilitate the request and automatically receive an alert.