by By Michael J. Shapiro | September 09, 2009

Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites launched their mobile websites on Friday. Customers with mobile devices now can view the specially formatted sites ( and to research locations, make room reservations and edit existing reservations from their mobile devices. La Quinta, meanwhile, released a free application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, which finds nearby La Quinta hotels based on GPS mapping technology. People using the application can book rooms, change reservations, get driving directions, view photos, and obtain detailed service and amenity information.