Hotel Guests Want A Local Experience – Here’s How

The Hotel Association of Tarrant County (HATC) and new start-up InstantLocal have created an exciting partnership to offer association members an innovative way to help their guests engage locally when they are looking for something to eat, do or buy.

Tourism and hospitality services are an important part of the Tarrant County local economy. “Staying on top of digital trends is critical” says Julie Fayer-Dylla, Executive Director of the HATC “connecting our members to new and innovative business partners is a core part of our mission.”

InstantLocal is a new local discover mobile app, featuring offers from local businesses. With real-time, location-relevant offers sourced directly from businesses, the app helps visitors find what’s near and new so that they can easily discover and enjoy local experiences.

Hotels can promote their offers to their guests and locals via InstantLocal. To help their guests even further, hotels can create InstantLocal Boards that feature a collection of their local recommendations, giving their guests a digital concierge in the palm of their hands.

As a new HATC member, InstantLocal will work with members to get their hotels, restaurants, spas, and other services on the app, plus on board their local business partners. “Hotels drive a lot of business at local bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and retailers”, continued Julie, “and we want locals to know how much we have going on at our local hotels too.”

“Hotels are a big part of our local scene, they have great local events, are a meeting place and are leaders in featuring local products and services.” said InstantLocal CEO Vance Reavie. “Our app is like a digital concierge for guests, connecting hotels and their guests to an authentic local experience.”

InstantLocal eliminates the frustration of out-of-date static directories, cluttered social media feeds and having to use 3-4 apps or websites to find something locally. The app has no advertising or sponsored content, just real offers direct from the businesses. App users can follow their favorite businesses and boards, plus share posts, business profiles and their favorite boards in text messages, emails and on social media.

InstantLocal app is free and available now on the Apple and Google app stores. HATC members can email Vance Reavie at to take advantage of their special members only offer.


About the HATC

The Hotel Association of Tarrant County advocates on behalf of our members through idea exchange, community involvement, government interaction and resource development, and we give our members the platform to get their voices heard, no matter how big or how small. Learn more about the HATC

About InstantLocal

InstantLocal app hosts the largest local business marketplace in Austin and DFW, Texas featuring only real-time location relevant posts from local businesses. The app supports local businesses connecting with consumers at the moment they are looking on their phones for something to eat, do and buy with location relevant posts. Learn more about InstantLocal at

Press Inquiries

Hotel Association of Tarrant County

(817) 238-3232

Instant Local Inc

Gabriel Killian

(214) 674-3211

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