HOTELS launches iPad edition

For digital readers of HOTELS magazine, the newly delivered June issue has a bonus: compelling video clips embedded into The Interview with Corinthia Hotels Founder Alfred Pisani, who speaks eloquently about his company’s service philosophy, and will keep you riveted as he recollects about how his Tripoli hotel managed to stay open through the Libyan revolution.

Those same video clips are also embedded into HOTELS new iPad app, which is now available in the iTunes store. To find the app, simply search  “HOTELS Magazine” in the iTunes store and download it to your Newstand. A version for Android users is in the works, as well.

We plan to take further advantage of the high-resolution graphics of the iPad to show off beautiful hotels and create interactive and multimedia content similar to what you see this month.

In fact, we will be at the NYU Investment Conference this week with video camera in hand to bring you more than just our written summary of this important industry event. We will take the pulse of industry leaders and plan to ask them on camera questions about everything from where they think the U.S. hotel industry is in its recovery cycle to how much marketing spend should be run through social media channels. We will present their answers more immediately through videos in our daily newsletters and blogs, as well as embellishments to our next digital versions of the print issue.

We are embracing new content delivery systems, and we hope you do, too. As always, your feedback on our endeavors is encouraged and appreciated.