what3words is a global addressing system that provides a precise and incredibly simple way to talk about location. It has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address, making it far more accurate than a traditional street address.

Finding a hotel in an unfamiliar environment can be tricky when you don’t speak the language, don’t know the local addressing system and can’t refer to landmarks. And many hotels are tucked away down winding paths, or hidden in tranquil forest or beachside locations. 

Effectively communicating your location is essential. For guests traveling for long-awaited holidays or important business meetings, every minute is precious, and getting lost on the way to the hotel can put a damper on the whole trip. If you can’t
tell people where to find you then you simply can’t run your business.

A 3 word address provides guests with easy-to-use and accurate location information. Together with HDC, what3words is helping hospitality businesses share the locations of their properties, and travelers explore the world without getting lost. You can direct guests to your hotel's physical front door with a level of accuracy that no other mapping tool can provide 

They simply enter the three words and get directions to your hotel’s entrance using their favorite navigation app. And soon, hotel guests arriving by car will be able to say say three words to their navigation system to be directed right to the entrance, as the first cars are being launched with built-in what3words voice navigation.

3 word addresses can also be communicated easily between people. Travel guides and listings can print a 3 word address in magazines or travel documents.

Even language poses no barrier. Guests can discover your hotel's 3 word address in their native tongue or use the app to translate a foreign language address. Either way, it will still point to the same precise spot.

With HDC and what3words, your hotel is no longer limited to what a mapping provider dictates as the point of entry for a location.

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