Hilton has been recognized in the 1st Annual Boot Awards, presented by TheTrip.com—a leading Internet travel service for business travelers—as demonstrating the Best Use of the Online Medium in the hotel category and as the Best High-Tech Friendly Hotel. The awards ceremony was held in New York City on October 12.
Road warriors who frequent TheTrip.com voted www.hilton.com the number-one Internet site in the hotel category because of its booking capabilities, ease of navigation and convenience. Hilton also was recognized as best in the high-tech arena as a result of its leading-edge, technology-based business travel services and programs.
“We are delighted that road warriors have recognized Hilton’s leadership in the area of high-tech services on-line and in our hotels,” said Robert E. Dirks, senior vice president - marketing for the hotel division of Hilton Hotels Corporation. “Our goal is to continue making it easier for business travelers to navigate our site, book our hotels and utilize the on-line services they need. And when they arrive at our hotels, we want them to be able to work as efficiently as possible.”
“Hilton has made a substantial investment in information technology and is continually striving to improve in-room technology and facilities for business travelers,” said David Scowsill, senior vice president - sales, marketing and information technology for Hilton International. “These awards from TheTrip.com underline our commitment to continued enhancement of the site.”
Hilton.com features more than 400 hotels in over 50 countries, a combined effort of both Hilton Hotels Corporation and Hilton International CO.
Throughout the past year, a number of improvements were made to hilton.com to simplify site navigation, and services were added to make it easier for customers to do business with Hilton. In addition to enabling site visitors to make confirmed reservations, recent enhancements to hilton.com include: A re-designed home page, more detailed hotel content, interactive maps with driving directions for every U.S. city, group reservations, called Hilton Value Dates, and the availability of short-term, reduced rates at select hotels, called Hilton Value Rates.
In terms of high-tech hotel services, select Hilton hotels offer or are implementing: High-speed in-room Internet access, life-size videoconferencing (called Hilton TeleSuite Network), standard videoconferencing, smart card kiosks, in-room fax machines, in-room dual-line phones featuring modem hook-up and voicemail, public Internet stations, 24-hour unattended business center kiosks, and on-site, full-service business centers.
Hilton Hotels Corporation and Hilton International, a subsidiary of Ladbroke Group PLC, have formed an alliance to market Hilton, the world’s best-known hotel brand. Collectively offering more than 400 hotels in over 50 countries worldwide, both companies are recognized as leaders in the hospitality and gaming industries.