Mobile Commerce

Motel 6 Leaves the Lights On for Google Wallet

Going forward, it will now be possible to book a stay at a Motel 6 by using Google Wallet.  The inexpensive hotel chain has installed a with Google button and integrated Google Wallet within its mobile website.  Now, with the touch of a few buttons on their phone table, potential guests can book and pay with Google.

“We’re thrilled to further expand our partnership with Google, and integrate this solution into our digital experience, making it easier, faster and more convenient for our guests to book a reservation,” said Lance Miceli, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Motel 6. “We’re committed to offering travelers an increasingly efficient digital booking experience that leverages the latest advances in digital technology. Google Wallet allows our guests to book a stay with fewer touches, avoiding the need to fill out payment information manually.”

After selecting the desired location through the app, customer can (without changing screens) click pay with Google, and be charged to the card of their choice. Those who come to the site without a Google Wallet account will find their information is saved securely the first time they use through this method of payment, and is thus usable going forward.

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