Travel wise: Porter & Sail makes knowing where to go even easier

Porter & Sail travel app
Porter & Sail is a beautifully-designed travel app that’s modelled after a hotel concierge
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Of all the new-fangled travel apps out there, the recently launched Porter & Sail (opens in new tab) particularly caught our attention with its stylish good looks. Modelling itself after a hotel concierge, the app has partnered up with a succinct list of hotels around the world to provide an astute menu of recommendations tailored to suit its guests.

Armed with self-produced content that brings in the expertise of both locals and well-travelled tastemakers (opens in new tab), Porter & Sail offers a mix of memorable eating, drinking, cultural and shopping spots, whether its on the exclusive or hole-in-the-wall ends of the spectrum. Words and photography are all created in-house and managed from its New York base to ensure that the tone of the app is always on point.

Access to the app is currently granted exclusively to guests who stay at Porter & Sail’s partner hotels. This group is currently comprised of ten properties, including The Freehand (opens in new tab) in Miami, London’s Town Hall Hotel (opens in new tab), Tommie (opens in new tab) in New York and The Patina, Capitol (opens in new tab) in Singapore. Thanks to its location capabilities, the app is able to provide guests with insider tips, neighbourhood background and favourite spots as they go along their way. The app’s feed notifies its users with prompts whenever one of its recommendations passes by.

With dedicated guides to New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Milan already in the works, and more hotels lined up to join in the future, knowing where to go is set to become even easier.

'Our curated encounters extend the hotel beyond its walls into the metropolitan landscape, transforming the guest experience both on and off property,' says Caitlin Zaino, Porter & Sail's co-founder and CEO. 'By networking the hotel with local experiences, the whole city becomes your resort.'

The app is armed with self-produced content that brings in the expertise of both locals and well-travelled tastemakers

Porter & Sail travel app

Thanks to its location capabilities, the app is able to provide guests with insider tips, neighbourhood background and favourite spots as they go along their way

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Porter & Sail app

’Our curated encounters extend the hotel beyond its walls into the metropolitan landscape, transforming the guest experience both on and off property,’ says Caitlin Zaino, Porter & Sail’s co-founder and CEO 

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bar area with stools

Words and photography are all created in-house to ensure that the tone of the app is always on point

(Image credit: press)

food served on rock

Access to the app is currently granted exclusively to guests who stay at Porter & Sail’s ten partner hotels

(Image credit: press)

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.