SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), in cooperation with Amazon, today announced a new Alexa skill within Amazon Echo Show, providing diners the ability to make restaurant reservations at thousands of restaurants across the U.S. through Alexa voice-activation or by tapping to reserve.
"We're thrilled to provide diners with an updated Alexa skill for the Echo Show to help diners book reservations at thousands of restaurants across the U.S.," said Catherine Porter, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at OpenTable. "With OpenTable's Alexa skill, booking a restaurant reservation is as easy as saying 'Alexa, ask OpenTable to make me a reservation' at your favorite restaurant and you'll be set."
Using the OpenTable skill, diners can simply ask Alexa for a reservation at the restaurant, date and time of their choice and OpenTable will surface availability. In addition to the Echo Show, OpenTable's Alexa skill is available on all Alexa-enabled devices including the Echo, Echo Look, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV.
OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 22 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 42,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1 billion diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States.