Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have launched an iPhone application to permit guests to search and make reservation across all their 72 hotels. Available in Chinese and English, the app is free of cost and can be downloaded from the app store. In addition to information on promotions and offers, the app allows the Hotel’s Golden Circle members the facility to manage accounts and check their balance. Apps for Android, iPad and Blackberry are under development.
As part of the launch plan, guests who share their travel stories on Inner Circle—a personalized feature of the app—can win a luxury vacation of three-nights in any Shangri-La Hotel or resort. Next year, the app will be re-launched with a wider menu service.