I was just gifted an older Iphone and on my first buisness travel i said to myself (after being amazed that there is an app for everything) I should download the Marriott App so i can check reservations and look up numbers and stuff. To my amazement there isn't one! Is there any discussion on this beacuse im currently sitting on 51 nights this year and i would find it really nice to have it on my phone. I've got my airline app, my car rental app, to finish up the travel trio i would like to know if an Iphone app was in the works! Thanks.
Do you have to have an app before you can do anything on the IPhone? I use an old blackberry and am able to make/cancel/ view reservations, and see an overview of my MR acct...probably some other things too, I just don't take the time to figure it out. Can;t you just go to marriott.com on your phone and do the same thing, or do you need an app first?
TJC - Technically, that's not an app, but a webapp, which is a website optimized for iphone. An app works best, but their iphone optimized site works pretty well
I will note that on my iphone I have apps for SPG, Hampton Inn, and two other hotel chains (can't remember which ones), but I have searched the app store for a Marriott app and nothing is there. I've also been wondering if Marriott was going to release an app, but in the meantime, as I mentioned, the webapp works pretty well.
I did use Marriott's iphone optimized website tonight. My flight home from ATL got cancelled (along with many other flights to and from ATL), so I had to find a room. After I rebooked my flight, I sat down in the airport and booked my room. I've used this before when I've been in similar situations (same thing happened to me last year), and it has been a lifesaver.
An app that I highly recommend is TripTracker. It works for most (but not all) airlines, hotels, and rental car companies and has bailed me out several times in the few months I've had it.
"I did use Marriott's iphone optimized website tonight. My flight home from ATL got cancelled (along with many other flights to and from ATL), so I had to find a room."
iPhone users have reached critical mass. For some time corporate travel and group travel (conventions, trade shows, conferences) was dominated by Blackberry. Marriott will need to accelerate delivery of a true iPhone app to be competitive. In the meantime, thanks for letting us know that Marriott's web app for iPhone works for you.