Booking green for both the environment and your wallet

What is up my homies. As some of you may or may not know, it’s officially summer! Well, summer officially started on Sunday, June 21, just a little info for my favorite peeps. This also means people are booking hotels like crazy.

Anywho, since I know you guys LOVE reading our articles, I’m going to share this gem with you guys. http://skift.com/2015/06/23/hotel-guests-say-they-want-both-luxury-and-sustainability/

The article talks about how you guys want a hotel that serves as a luxury suite but, has to be sustainable. Now, you guys don’t have to lie to me, staying green is your choice, and I love green. I love green so much that, the hulk is my favorite out of all the avengers.

Now, lets take a look at some facts from Skift. “They’re also three times more likely to book ‘green’ or environmentally-friendly accommodations in 2015 versus 2014” Not gonna lie, this took me by surprise. Faith in humanity restored.

Now don’t worry, Pommtree.com has hotels that are eco-friendly and luxurious, or if you want both, we got em. You can head over to our site to book, check out hotel videos and see how eco friendly it is for yourselves. Awesome right? But if you want luxurious hotels, we don’t blame ya. But why not pick a hotel that has the best of both worlds?

So come on down to Pommtree.com, we have what you need 😉

Alright folks, I’m going to enjoy the rest of the week since it’s officially summer :) Now where did I put my Piña Colada…

Room service evolution at Hilton Worldwide

Ahoy mates, how are yall? Our mission every week is to speak in an accent and expect you to speak back to us in an accent too. Anyways, on a serious note, have you ever been to a beautiful hotel, looks nice, and then you find out you are really hungry at 12am. So you order food and the room service is nonexistent. The menu literally might have like 5 options to order from. You feel like you could get more food at your local gas station. It’s true, it’s a struggle out here. Well, that’s about to change. According to this article http://skift.com/2015/06/02/room-service-and-its-variations-will-depend-on-the-market-hilton-ceo-says/

Accoridng to Hilton Worldwide CEO Christopher Nassetta, he mentions there will also be minibars in your room, the room service will be better than ever. Also, it won’t be  like those mini fridges you use to have in your room. We say we throw a hotel party right now! Now, the article mentions there will be a “flex service” which means you will be paying for what you get. That’s no problem because with Pommtree, you don’t have to pay to see what they offer. You can see our videos without paying a dime, not a DIME!. That’s just in case you didn’t hear us the first time. Forget flying to that hotel, trust us, and see what you’re going to pay for, if you’re going to pay at all. Hmm, minibar or not to minibar is the question.

So before you choose your next hotel, come over to our website and make sure there is a decent room service, preferably one with a minibar 😉

We gotta go now, I have to find a five star minibar at a hotel. it’s calling my name. “Pommtree, Pommtree!.” Anyways as always, leave their amazing comments below. Catch you guys on the flipside. Peace!

The next generation of luxury customers

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, dudes, and dudettes. This week we want you all to have the word “hotels” in your head. Why you ask? As you may know or heard, many companies are trying to fancy up their hotels and make them look beautiful, almost as beautiful as you guys are. We have all had those experiences where we book a hotel, then find out it looks like a motel from the 1970’s that hasn’t been cleaned in 30 years. Yeah we know, disgusting.

Take a look at http://skift.com/2015/06/12/loews-new-regency-brand-and-the-challenge-of-the-next-generation-luxury-consumer/  In the article it states “Loews wants to run a prestigious property that offers great services, and the term ‘intimate luxury’ really reflects that goal,” he says. “It reflects our understanding of the guest experience for close to 75 years, so we try to provide that intimate luxury in a way that is not in your face. It is unpretentious and it is comfortable. That’s what we feel really signifies the Loews Regency brand.” Well, isn’t that cool? What better way to see these luxury hotels than through us? Nowadays who doesn’t have a smartphone that can record some 1080p videos?! This is the generation of iPhone’s, not motorola razrs. We actually still have ours in our closet and it’s ohhh sooo pretty.

Eh hem, anyways, we totally agree with the article in terms of how hotels have to change for the customers. It would make everyone feel more at home if they felt more comfortable. Let’s be brutally honest, pictures and comments will not do you justice. A couple of random comments and pictures from strangers will not convince you if anything, it would probably steer you away from that specific hotel. Drop by Pommtree and you will get the most legit videos from the realest, and I mean the realest people around the world.

Want to show your friends and family where you have traveled too? Upload your own videos! Then you will have more room for your endless collections of selfies, because let’s be honest, we all need to take some selfies in our lifetime.

Alright folks, we’re out, until our next  rendezvous, catch you later.

The perfect combination of business & leisure

Hello you beautiful travelers! How are you guys? This week we have a treat for you, we’ve found a great article on business & leisure.  http://skift.com/2015/05/20/the-new-hotel-design-that-perfectly-combines-business-and-leisure/.

As time goes on, hotels are constantly evolving. They are changing their designs, the quality and just the overall feel of the hotel. Some people who book hotels aren’t just booking for vacation, some bring work along with them to get away and get it done. Now, some hotels are creating an office-vacation hybrid.

In the article it mentions, “Each space also includes a kitchen, storage space, and desk with office supplies. The bed is tucked away in a loft, making it more of an accessory than the central purpose of the space.” Wow, now that is a hotel I wanna book.

The director of Zoku, Hans Meyer mentions “The advance of technology has changed personal and professional lifestyles. Boundaries between work and leisure are fading, and blurring borders have made people more mobile than ever.” We agree with this 100%. Since technology is also changing, people’s decisions are based off their interactions with booking sites while using their smartphones or computers.

With our Pommtree videos, you can see exactly how they look, detail for detail. No more half fast pictures or people’s comments on how the hotel looks, you can actually see it for yourself. I know some of you are thinking, why not go there and see for yourself? Well, not everyone has the money and time to literally fly across the world, believe what people write & just try out the hotel. Ain’t no time for that.

So next time you wonder, “hmm, so does this hotel really look like the pictures or, do I really believe what this person is writing about?” Don’t be that person. We already have numerous videos on hotels. C’mon folks, come check them out on Pommtree.

Like always, until our next treat, we’ll see you soon, take care!

Smartphone users VS desktop users. Which one are you?

Hey, hey hey! It’s another beautiful day! We hope your week is going well, wherever you may be. This week, this article has caught our eye. http://skift.com/2015/06/03/what-top-hospitality-execs-think-about-millennials-mobile-and-mergers/?utm_campaign=Daily+Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=18074274&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-81pE_hxBchP25_2UN5dYU7yDnecsljpAhs76D9GVuhysd0gltbj4g0Dxp0naXCH7_H0UrqNa92OUnGQFBwwYFi0N4vNQ&_hsmi=18074274. Maybe you’ve read it, maybe not but, this article talks about how most millennial travelers, such as you guys, do research on your smartphones rather than at home, on your computer. In this day and age, many of you guys find it very convenient to use your smartphones since you’re at work or hanging out with friends.

For the users who uses their smartphone more, this is where we stand out unlike some other travel companies. Our responsive website works very well on your smartphones, no matter which smartphone you have. It makes looking for hotels and booking a stay very easy. Say for instance you are planning a trip with a group of friends and want to show them which hotels you’ve been looking into. Want to see the hotel room, the pool, even the lobby? You can easily share videos from each location and you can even go as far as sending specific videos of what parts of the hotel are really like.

Cyril Ranque, president of Expedia Lodging Partner Services said “I read recently that of the 145 million people who traveled in the U.S. last year 90% searched for travel on a mobile or tablet device at some point and about 25% of Expedia transactions are now mobile transactions. From our perspective it’s much bigger in the U.S. than China as about 50% of our Chinese customers access us on a mobile device.” Stats don’t lie ladies and gentlemen. What we find interesting for us here at Pommtree is that 49% of our traffic comes from smartphones users, 47% is desktop and 5% are tablet users. Contrary to what Cyril Ranque has said our smartphone & desktop traffic have been about even in our offering.

Elie Maalouf, CEO of IHG Americas stated “You still have to win on the physical experience so it’s important to continue to invest in the integral technology experience and the physical experience.” We couldn’t agree more with Elie Maalouf and that’s why here at Pommtree we want to do everything we can to have a guest experience the physical of a location before actually stepping in. But it’s more than just seeing a picture perfect place. It’s about other guests experiences, the ambiance, the memories that are made while on a trip. Video captures all of these things and truly help mesh the physical and digital world.

So next time when you think about booking a hotel room, stop by Pommtree to get a true physical experience from other guests to help in your travel decisions. Until next time, enjoy your week, we will be back next week with more updates! As always, we would love to hear your feedback! So long you gorgeous people!