Hyatt teams with Uber

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has launched a new feature on Hyatt¹s revamped iOS and Android app that integrates the mobile app with Uber, a technology platform that connects riders with transportation on demand.

In the more than 100 cities around the world in which Uber operates and Hyatt hotels are located, an Uber button will now appear under the My Reservations section of the Hyatt app from the day of check-in to the end of the stay. It offers guests the option to use available Uber transportation options to go from their current location to their Hyatt hotel and provides an estimated wait time. The Hyatt app also presents available Uber transportation options and the estimated price of the trip for each option. When current Uber users select their choice, the Uber app will open with the destination address automatically preset to their Hyatt hotel’s address. First-time Uber users will benefit from a simplified signup process and an Uber credit.

“The new app integration with Uber is just one way we’re taking steps out of the process so guests don¹t have to open multiple apps to find the hotel information and get there,” said Ellen Lee, vice president of e-commerce for Hyatt.

The news comes the same day as travel review website TripAdvisor announced a new feature for its smartphone app and mobile website that allows travelers to easily reserve a ride with Uber to restaurants, attractions and hotels in more than 40 cities worldwide.