29 Jun '11, 2pm

Ritz-Carlton Extends Concierge Services to Foursquare

Ritz-Carlton Extends Concierge Services to Foursquare

Luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton is to put the knowledge of its global concierge team on Foursquare, it has announced. In a move which the company claims is a first for the luxury industry, concierges from all 75 Ritz-Carlton hotels are to take to the location-based social networking site to offer tips on their locale to travelers. Its staff won’t be advertising their own properties, instead choosing to focus outside the hotels on the best things to do and see in the destinations they represent. The list will be populated with more tips every week, says Ritz-Calrton, with current tips including information on Red Square in Moscow (“Moscow’s iconic cathedral and most famous square are, well, not very red. The reason? The Russian word krasnaya can mean either red or beautiful.”) and the Dunia Fantasi theme park in Jakarta (“On weekends Dunia Fantasi is jam-packed with visitor...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/hotel/ritz-carlton-concierge-service...

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