Created with simplicity and comprehensiveness in mind, Shangri-La's new mobile website is available in English, Chinese and Japanese and designed specifically for popular smartphones such as Apple iPhone(R), BlackBerry(R), Android and Nokia Nseries smartphone screens. Mobile-friendly features include a simple navigation system for easier and faster hotel searches and bookings, a clean and clutter-free design, an enhanced photography presentation and interactive maps.
"Mobile devices are increasingly used by travellers to get connected to
the Internet on the road and we are confident that our new mobile website will
be invaluable to guests who prefer the convenience of a smartphone. We
recognise the inherent usability issues with today's smartphones and have
addressed them with the latest mobile web technology to offer one of the most
user-friendly mobile web browsing experiences in the travel industry," said
Enhanced photography presentation and interactive maps are two further firsts for hotel mobile websites. Optimised for the Apple iPhone(R), users can click on to picture thumbnails to view hotel photographs in full-screen mode, a function that uses the iPhone's accelerometer mode to switch between portrait and landscape orientations. The mobile website also features interactive Google maps that allow users to zoom in to street level details to help find their way to a Shangri-La or Traders hotel.
Navigating http://www.shangri-la.com via a smartphone is made easy by the cleanly laid out pages and information is displayed on demand to minimise screen clutter. Another design feature is the reduced need for typing while browsing the website, helping users navigate more quickly by avoiding the use of typically unwieldy smartphone virtual keyboards.
To access the new mobile website, users simply visit http://www.shangri- la.com on their smartphone's browser.
For digitised pictures of the group's hotels, please go to http://www.shangri-la.com/imagelibrary .
PRESS CONTACT: Sari Yong Media Relations Manager, Hong Kong/Southeast Asia Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Tel: +852-2599-3336 Fax: +852-2599-3374 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.shangri-la.com
SOURCE Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts