Morgans Hotel Group Unveils Bold New Website
Looks to Redefine Online Travel via Unique New Booking Engine And “Progressive Enhancement” Tools
Morgans hired Zaaz, Inc., a full service interactive agency, to create a balanced brand and commerce experience that is unparalleled in the industry and to spearhead the technical redesign. Through the use of video and flash technology, the new hub delivers a seamless interactive experience for 99.0% of browsers. Each page of the interactive site can also be crawled and indexed by search engines, while mobile users also have access to the sites’ content.
Morgans’ new online hub also goes beyond a traditional e-commerce site premiering its new nightlife guide called "The List”, which features the hottest clubs, restaurants, and boutiques in Morgans’ cities. While most hospitality industry website’s booking capabilities are limited to room reservations, “The List” is fully integrated with the booking process, offering guests the unique, cutting-edge experience of viewing content corresponding directly with dates selected on the calendar so they may see what events are occurring in their city of choice during their stay and may even save their profile preferences for future visits. With content generated by the popular online lifestyle resource UrbanDaddy and Morgans’ roster of in-the-know concierges, “The List” propels Morgans further into the forefront of taste making.
With this dynamic advancement, the Morgans website allows visitors to “shop” the experience in a more compelling environment than any other travel site to date; strengthening Morgans’ reputation as a progressive leader.
About Morgans Hotel Group | Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, Morgans, Royalton and Hudson in New York, Delano and Shore Club in Miami, Mondrian in Los Angeles, Scottsdale and South Beach, Clift in San Francisco, and Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London. Morgans Hotel Group and an equity partner also own the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and related assets. Morgans Hotel Group has other property transactions in various stages of completion, including projects in SoHo, New York; Las Vegas, Nevada; Palm Springs, California; Boston, Massachusetts; and Dubai, UAE. For more information please visit .
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