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Choose your city and explore local hand-picked discoveries from our Navigators to inspire you unearth the best of each destination.

discover your city

Re-Discover for Renaissance Hotels is a concierge app that guides guests to discover hidden gems and special events. Think of it as an app, concierge, and local guide...all rolled into one. . 

  • Backend
  • Branding
  • Copywriting
  • Frontend
  • IOS
  • Strategy
  • UX / UI

a digital pocket guide for urban adventures

The Renaissance Hotel chain wanted to go beyond simply delighting guests while they were on premises. They demanded an experience that stayed with guests as they explored the city: one as hip and curated as the hotels themselves.

What if an app could give guests a personalized experience curated by top tastemakers, all within walking distance of their hotel? After filling out a short quiz to determine travel and discovery preferences, guests received a customized map of hyper-local destinations and experiences, built using Google Maps API and presented with beautiful customized tiles within the app itself. 

curated by top local editors

We partnered with UrbanDaddy, a lifestyle media company known for its cutting-edge recommendations for dining, shopping, and nightlife, to provide itineraries hand-picked by top editors and discerning local experts. Based on their preferences, guests might be led to an underground restaurant featuring tasting stations highlighting local chefs and mixologists, or live performances featuring prominant DJs and musicians. Their ticket in? An RFID-tagged card received upon check-in, and serving as entry to velvet-rope events featured within the app.

Webby Award Honoree 2014


Tourism & Leisure

Such a great experience, a really slick app, you knocked it out of the park!

Jane Silverstein, hospitality advisor