There are over 88,000 hotels available... which would your traveler like best? Atriis will help you find it! Choose any feature that you would like to learn about in the menu below.
Note: If you are including a hotel on a booking that already has air, many of these fields will be auto-populated for you. Read more in the "Add Hotels to this trip" section of the Flight Search article.
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"Where?" Searching for Hotels by Location
Atriis hotel search is powered by Google, so you are free to search by city, attraction, monument, university, company, hotel...anything. Since it's Atriis and Google, you will probably find what you need.
A few pointers:
If you type in a location, you will likely see a drop-down with suggestions, ordered by relevance. For example, if you search for Rome, it may suggest the cities Rome in Italy and Rome in Georgia. Next are the airports for Rome, Italy, and Rome, GA. Then you will see the Aerodrome in Negril and another Aerodrome in Port Antonio; since "Aerodrome" contains the letters "Rome", they are listed. So if you only know part of the location name, go ahead and enter it.
Notice the icons next to the suggested locations.
- Double-circle indicates a city that contains an airport
- Airplane icon indicates an airport
- Tear drop icon indicates any other location (smaller city, business, restaurant, tourist attraction, etc.)
If your traveler would like to stay in a place with a tricky name spelling, go ahead and type it in. The search will do its best to understand. For example, I would like to stay near the Colosseum in Rome, but I used creative spelling. The search will understand and gently suggest locations near the correct spelling.
A note about results: When you get to the results page, Atriis will display preferred hotels first, based on profile/admin settings. Results will be displayed for hotels within a 30 km radius of your search point.
Viewing the Location with the Map
If you refine the location, the map will recenter accordingly. On the map, you can choose satellite view, zoom in/out, pan around, and use all the features you are accustomed to in Google Maps.
If you find a more precise location by viewing the map, simply type the name into the Where box. Clicking on the map will not update your search parameters.
Location Search for Worldspan Users
However, Atriis users will be able to search hotels using full Google functionality! This means you get all the search abilities described in the "Where?" section above, and...
- If you select a location from Google's auto-suggest list, Atriis will retrieve all properties from our database that are within a radius of 10 km (6 miles) from the chosen location. This will provide a quicker search with more relevant results.
- If you search with a 3-character airport code, the search results will continue to encompass a 30 km (19 mi) radius.
- Only hotels with availability will be returned.
- You can search in any language with any alphabet/characters. Go ahead and search for that Chinese address!
"When?" - Adding Dates to the Search
The "Search available rooms only" option will be checked by default so that your results will only contain hotels that have availability for all nights of the stay. This may be unchecked if you would rather see all hotels in the selected location, regardless of available rooms.
"Guests" and "Room allocation" options
By default, the platform will search for one guest:
If you already added multiple passengers to the trip, the number in the Guests field will be populated accordingly. If you did not add all passengers at this point, the number of Guests can be selected from the drop-down menu. The number of passenger icons on the top right of the screen will be updated to reflect the number of guests you have chosen.
By default, there is one guest per room, as indicated by the Room Allocation value. Like most settings, the Room Allocation can be overridden using the drop-down.
Please note: There are a maximum of five travelers allowed in a trip. If more are required, please feel free to create additional trips!
Related Accounts Menu
By setting the Related Accounts value, all of the relevant discounts, agreements, POI's, and preferred hotels will be highlighted and displayed in the search results.
If you have not yet added a traveler to the trip and the Related Account is not pre-populated, you can select one from the drop-down menu. Either type in the name of the account or scroll through the menu items to choose an account. Only one is allowed per booking.
Don't worry, we will remind you:
Note: If you have already entered a traveler for the current booking, his corresponding account will be pre-populated in this field and you won't be able to change the value.
Also, if you have multiple passengers on this booking, they must both have the same account information.
"Specific Hotel" and "Zip Code" Fields
If you know the exact hotel your traveler would like to stay in, or if you know the zip code of the desired location, these values may be added to the designated fields.
For the "Specific Hotel", the name does not have to be typed exactly; a search will be done based on the keywords entered. So "Bayleaf" will bring up "The Bayleaf Intramuros" hotel.
If "Garden" is entered in the "Specific Hotel" field, five results will be displayed (The Garden Plaza, Rosas Garden Hotel, Orchid Garden Suites, The Selah Garden Hotel, Home Edge Acc @ Tivoli Garden Res). This allows you to broaden or narrow down your search as you like.
To search by zip code, you will need to fill in the "Where?" field first and then the "Zip Code" field. The "Where?" field is necessary because there might be more than one location in the world with the same zip code value.
Note: If a hotel address is stored in the GDS or a third-party vendor without a zip code, this feature won't display that hotel in the search results. Atriis relies on data from GDS, Expedia, etc.
"Include Special Rate" and "Chain" Options
Two more great options!
"Include Special Rate" allows you to ensure the search includes discounts related to your traveler's memberships or employment. There are currently four special rates in Atriis: AAA, AARP, Government, and Military.
The "Chain" filter allows you to choose up to three hotel chains. Search by name or two-character code.
You can "x" any out that were mistakenly included.