Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A new website will show you a hotel rooms view!

Here's a cool new website,, (awesome name too) that will allow people to see the views of any hotel room using Google's technology.  Have you ever booked a room and when you arrive you're staring at a parking garage or something boring?   Not anymore.

Room77 has it's web site that's just launching plus an I-Phone app you can download and view the same room shots.  Currently, they cover just larger hotels in major cities here in the US such as New York, Honolulu, Chicago and Washington D.C.   They plan on expanding as they grow to cover more hotels in more areas. 

How did they get so many images for their site?   The company's small staff used technology - Google Earth-style satellite technology that takes into account latitude, longitude and altitude - as opposed to the labor-intensive practice of hiring photographers to travel the USA and rent hundreds of thousands of rooms.

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