Grubhub now offers free deliveries to many hotels

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Grubhub just announced a pair of partnerships allowing people staying at two major hotel chains to get free delivery of meals and convenience items from the Grubhub app via geolocation and QR codes around each property.

Grubhub said free deliveries will be available for those staying at InTown and Uptown Suites, as well as Home2 Suites by Hilton. Grubhub announced a similar partnership with Homewood Suites by Hilton in June 2023.

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Together, more than 1,300 locations will offer free delivery. The platform boasts 355,000 merchants, including grocery stores and restaurants.

Grubhub said the hotel location and courier drop-off instructions will be automatically populated at checkout for maximum ease of use.

In a survey by Grubhub, the company said that more than 30% of travelers struggle with not knowing where to order food. The company also found that nearly 50% of travelers said they would use a delivery app to order forgotten items.

“We are proud to expand our relationship with Hilton following the successful launch of Homewood Suites,” said Rob DelaCruz, vice president and general manager of on-site hospitality at Grubhub. “Digital platforms like Grubhub alleviate travel pressure by making it simpler to find great dining options while customers are on the go. »