AUGUST 2014: Your turn to buy a round and your wallet’s looking thin? At Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town flashing your cash is so last year.
Snapscan – South Africa’s app of the year last year – has just snapped into Cape Town’s trendiest hotel, making drink buying – and eating and sleeping! – so much slicker and quicker.
Once Snapscan has been downloaded on your cellphone, all you have to do is add your credit or debit card details and create a pin. Next time you order your naughty milkshake at the bar or vacuum-up your morning mocha expertly put together by your Brewrista, all you have to do is point and scan. No digging for your purse or signing little slips of paper.
Nicholas Barenblatt, Group Marketing Manager for Protea Hotels, says: “This is just another way that the hottest hotel in Cape is leading the way and remaining relevant to our digital and mobile savvy GUESTS. Protea Hotels is on a journey to stay connected and relevant to the needs of the next generation traveller which requires the constant evolution of our digital and mobile offering.
“As society gets more and more tech-savvy we’re increasingly going to be using this sort of ‘one-stop’ technology to transact rather than carrying fat wallets overstuffed with too many cards we hardly use anyway. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that we’re introducing it first at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town.”
If you’re not on Snapscan, it takes thirty seconds to activate. ‘Cos who’s got time to faff with the boring stuff, right? Best of all, it costs you zilch. Yebo. You heard right. Zero. Nada. You pay what you pay – it’s just so much easier.
No tills, no frills. Just chilling through the check-out with a quick push of a button.