Design Hotels Mobile

Design Hotels - Mobile Website

Design Hotels AG, a hotel representation company that works with 190 hotels across 40 countries, launched an iPhone-optimized mobile website based on the Workmatrix content management system (CMS). The mobile site is at: www.designhotels.com/mobile.

Brief:

Design Hotels began working with Workmatrix in 2004 with the launch of their Website www.designhotels.com, blending a hotel booking-portal with a travel and lifestyle magazine. Since then, the website has been developed into a central content repository, managing all online content for the company.

With the growing popularity of smart phones, Design Hotels asked Workmatrix to build a mobile website that showcased all their hotels and enabled real-time online reservations.

Most travel companies have a website and a mobile website that are completely separate from each other. But using the Workmatrix CMS, we built an iPhone-optimized mobile site that is fully integrated with the company’s main website. Content is managed only once, as the same CMS drives both sites, serving as a central content repository. 

Solution:

The Design Hotels iPhone website is a hotel directory where users can find a hotel by destination or by name. In addition, connection to the phone’s GPS functionality allows users to find a hotel in their immediate vicinity. Online reservations are handled though an interface with the Synxis CRS, provided by Sabre Hospitality Solutions.

When you visit the Design Hotels website using an iPhone, your mobile browser will be detected and you'll be automatically redirected to the mobile-optimized version of the site. This redirection is instantaneous.

Technology:

Workmatrix mobile website
Workmatrix Hotel CMS
Integration with Synxis CRS