Large venues are looking forward in their land layout maps. From mobile apps to virtual 3D maps, recent additions by large hotels and convention centers show a trend of locations upping their tech game to help cater to guests and attendees as well as meeting planners.
There’s an App for That
The largest Marriott, the Orlando World Center announced the “World Finder” smartphone app in partnership with MeetingPlay, an event technology company. An interactive map app that will assist attendees in finding where the bathrooms are, where their meeting room is in case they forgot or tell them what restaurants are serving what, with the option to even order from their phone.
“We’re excited to expand upon Orlando World Center Marriott’s legacy as a leader in the global hospitality industry by continuously introducing revolutionary technologies, like the “World Finder” app, into our diverse offerings,” said Gary Dybul, director of sales and marketing at Orlando World Center Marriott. “The app provides a virtual concierge in our guests’ pockets, which aligns perfectly with our goal of providing top-notch services and interactive experiences for our group and leisure guests alike.”
Once guests have downloaded the app they can pinpoint where they are on the property and navigate where to go in the palm of their hand. From step-by-step directions to guest rooms to entertainment and recreational offerings, including access to hours of operation, menus and more.
On the other side of the globe the Hawaii Convention Center and its 1.1 million sq. ft. of space have teamed up with innovative technology company Concept3D to create a fully interactive 3D map of the multileveled convention center.
The map is displayed and accessible through the Hawaii Convention Center’s website. The software was designed with convention centers, hotels, and other meeting and event spaces in mind, with the goal to cater to meeting planners needs and assisting in simplifying the event planning process.
“We see Concept3D as a powerful information hub that offers the ability to explore all that we have to offer, from our unique indoor and outdoor meeting spaces to nearby hotels, restaurants and other attractions. It’s an engaging way to experience the convention center from anywhere in the world and will certainly help our sales and marketing team be more effective at what they do,” said Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center.