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  • Hilton and Uber streamline the hotel experience
  • Hilton and Uber streamline the hotel experience
    Matthjis Borghraef (2011) ©

Hilton and Uber streamline the hotel experience

Have you ever arrived at a hotel in an unfamiliar country and had no idea where to grab dinner? Or maybe you’ve been busy travelling and checking in, then forgetting to order a cab? Thanks to a partnership between Uber and Hilton Hotels, these problems could soon become a thing of the past.



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