updated 01:25 pm EST, Wed December 23, 2009
Title handles booking, other functions
Best Western has released its first iPhone app, Best Western to Go. The software mainly lets users locate one of the company's 4,000-plus hotels, and then make reservations. Users can also create itineraries, inserting addresses for various points of interest such as restaurants. Current positioning is displayed via a built-in map.
Points can be saved and categorized for later reference, and detailed with custom photos and descriptions. Events during a trip can be shared with others directly, or else through Facebook or e-mail. Best Western to Go is a free download from the App Store; it is not listed as compatible with the iPod touch. More apps from the hotel chain are expected in 2010.