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New Blackberry App for Relais & Châteaux

10-12-2011 08:32 AM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

Press release from: Relais & Chateaux

PARIS, October 11, 2011 – Following the success of the Relais & Châteaux iPhone application – downloaded more than 45,000 times – a Blackberry application is now available, which is just as functional and practical. With the new application, users will be able to search and reserve a room or a table in one of the 500 charming Relais & Châteaux hotels and gourmet restaurants around the world.

The application is free-of-charge and available on all recent Blackberry models – with or without touchscreen. It has numerous functionalities to search for a property (by name/destination) and check availability. The app also delivers special offers by region/country.

Users can view the full presentation of each property on screen with the application, including property descriptions, photos and videos, services and activities, rates, contacts, and availability verification. The app is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Application made for sharing:
Guests can select their favorite Relais & Châteaux, save their travel history and send the information to friends.

Reservations made simple:
Once a property is chosen, users can reserve their stay through the Relais & Châteaux dedicated call center or property switchboard.

Users can search using three criteria:
- Destination
- Availability
- Property name

Users can also:
- Search for availability of special offers on preferred dates
- Save a travelogue of properties visited
- Manage favorite properties

Jaume Tàpies, International Chairman of the Board of Relais & Châteaux, commented, “Thirty percent of our regular guests have a Blackberry, so it is essential for us to use this new technology to be as close to them as possible. The Blackberry application is a gateway to our guests. It helps them dream of our most beautiful destinations, facilitates reservations and makes it easier to access an unforgettable Relais & Châteaux experience.”

Relais & Châteaux is an Association of 500 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique "art de vivre" across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character where guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony and genuine hospitality. For reservations and information, visit www.relaischateaux.com or call (800) 735-2478.

Robert Marston And Associates, Inc.
485 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Contact:
Helen Patrikis – hpatrikis@marstonpr.com
(212) 836-4201
Lori Gosset – lgosset@marstonpr.com
(212) 836-4213

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