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Google Maps: Explore hotels from the inside

Google Maps: Explore hotels from the inside
Romano Abraham

Tourists look many times before with Google to : What is the hotel area ? How many meters are there to the beach ? Soon curious can also look around inside.

The map service Google Maps expands its hotel finder. In addition to location data , opening times and user reviews , virtual hotel tours are there soon to find . Similar to Google Street View case arises from several photos a 360- degree view. To identify potential hotel guests to click before the arrival through the lobby, bar , swimming pool and various hotel rooms .

Google Home View?

So far, the virtual tour will take only into the bedroom holiday stay . But after the search engine company has bought the home automation company Nest Labs, asked some Online Media: Will Google in our bedroom ? A few years ago Google Home View was just a joke among nerds , like the mirror reported . But perhaps the cartography of the home is only a matter of time : Google Maps border no longer for some time on the doorstep of the requested address. Some airports , car parks or shopping centers offer indoor maps. With which the user can chose to steer a smartphone for this place also inside.
Room with insight:
So far, take the hotels indoor tours of the rather hesitant . The hotel chain Best Western wants to deploy by the end of 2014 in Google Maps for 2,200 hotels in North America. Also Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels are already using Google’s Hotel Finder . German hotels can check out Google’s service “Google Maps Business Photos” since the end of May 2013 to create similar virtual tours. The Hotel Monaco in Munich was one of the first to participate in this program. There you can already get an idea of ​​breakfast – the buffet is available from a rotation of approximately 180 degrees to see .