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Wandering around wearing Google Glass with no place to stay? The SPG for Glass can solve that problem, helping you search for a room or manage your Starwood Preferred account on Google’s wearable computer.

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Need a place to stay? Starwood Hotels is happy to oblige, particularly if you’re wearing Google Glass. The hotel chain has a beta app called SPG for Glass under development to be released soon. The software looks to offer the same or similar functions for the company’s apps on other mobile devices. Of course, being made for Google Glass, the app will lean heavily on voice input as well as touchscreen swipes.

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For example, you can speak to the SPG for Glass app to search for the nearest Starwood property based on your spoken location or GPS data from your paired phone. After finding a nearby place to stay, you can start the booking process with a tap. Hotel phone numbers are integrated into the search results, allowing for a quick call through the Glass headset. And you’ll be able to see the hotel before booking by swiping through pictures in the app.

The software also shows your SPG account data, so using Glass you can view your member number or SPG reward point balance. And after you’ve made reservations, you can pull them up on Glass or get turn-by-turn directions to the hotel. Starwood says the app will also be “state aware” to recognize your hotel arrival and even customize your stay experience.

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While you can do all of this from a smartphone or tablet, the app looks helpful for times when you have your hands full. That’s really where apps for Glass will shine: Providing useful information at a glance without needing to stop and pull a phone out of your pocket.

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  1. Nicole Roccaforte Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    The Starwood interface is pretty awful on the web, I can’t imagine trying to use their booking system on a wearable device

  2. Sandra Harriette Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Google Glass – I want to see more of this word. Something about it is just nice to my ears.

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