Stasher.com, the sharing economy solution to luggage storage platform has announced an exclusive integration with Hotels.com, the global accommodation site, to enable consumers to book convenient luggage storage directly from the Hotels.com website and app.
The integration connects travellers who have booked accommodation through Hotels.com with hotels and local businesses where they can safely store their bags before or after their stay, allowing them to freely explore their destination unencumbered by luggage.
Stasher will have a ‘book online’ button on the Hotels.com website and will feature in Hotels.com Concierge within its app. Users will be able to find the StashPoint that best suits their needs.
Thanks to a handy ‘Near me’ feature, users will be able to see the closest luggage storage location, or, alternatively, plan ahead and book a StashPoint close to a transport hub or one of the tourist attractions they’re heading to later in the day.
The integration follows Stasher’s victory in the Hotel Jumpstart programme in July 2018, an accelerator initiative for innovative travel tech start-ups led by Hotels.com and Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS).
Adam Jay, president, Hotels.com brand commented on the integration: “We’re great believers in how technology can dramatically improve the travel experience and that’s why Stasher won the Hotel Jumpstart process earlier in the year. It’s a super smart service that solves a common problem for travellers – where to leave your bags when can’t leave it at a hotel, either before you check in or before your next transfer. I’m sure our customers will find the integration extremely useful and appreciate the service.”
Anthony Collias, Stasher CCO, said: “We’re confident that Hotels.com customers will find the newly added feature incredibly useful. If their hotel doesn’t have a concierge service, or isn’t in the part of the city they want to explore, and check-in or out doesn’t align with their flight times, this integration means they’re no longer left in a destination dragging their luggage around. It’s all about offering them flexibility and convenience. We’re also delighted that our Hotel Jumpstart win has borne fruit so quickly, and look forward to continuing to work with our mentors at Hotels.com and EPS on future projects to benefit all our users.”
The reward-winning, 4.5+ star rated Hotels.com app is available to download on iOS and Android devices. Hotels.com Concierge is available through the app on the first day of a stay booked through Hotels.com and offers services based on what is available locally.