A forward thinking hotel ready to collaborate with a progressive technology partner The family who have owned Spier since 1993 work hands-on in keeping Spier true to its intentions: to make good wine and grow good food, investing in people, the environment and South African art. Spier is a historic Stellenbosch wine farm. Their passion for winemaking is matched by their love of growing and making good food. Most of what you’ll eat in their restaurants and hotel is homegrown, or sourced nearby.
By Eileen Lillis, Sarah Sweeney and Elle Walsh.
Here in SHR Group our Digital Marketing team are always on the lookout for and testing new and innovative tech and marketing platforms to see how they could; be adopted for our Hotel clients. Below is a snapshot of what the team have been keeping an eye and deploying for clients recently and what is keeping is busy in the coming months ahead. These new trends demonstrate the ever-evolving nature of digital marketing and the need for hotel marketers to stay on top of the latest trends to succeed in a competitive landscape.
How Cheval Collection increased revenue by 82% through using SHR Group’s digital expertise. Luxury residence group targets paid advertising to boost presence and increase revenue Cheval Collection is an award-winning hospitality group with thirteen luxury all-apartment locations in London, Edinburgh and Dubai, guaranteeing a warm welcome and an unforgettable living experience. Guests benefit from experiencing historic and intriguing cities from the comfort of spacious apartments and penthouses with the benefit of modern comforts and dedicated living spaces reserved primarily for luxury residences.
Harvey’s Point is a 4 Star Luxury Donegal hotel, set in the idyllic surroundings of Lough Eske, with the Bluestack mountains in the background. With breath-taking scenery at every turn you can relax in the ambient surroundings while enjoying the famous Donegal Hospitality. With large and luxurious bedrooms and award winning cuisine, the team at Harvey’s Point have a genuine desire to see guests who are happy, relaxed and pampered. Whether you want to unwind and do nothing or plan to explore Donegal, Harvey’s Point is the perfect base to enjoy it all.
In a world powered by data, misinformation can be more detrimental than no insights at all. Alongside the many metrics intended to measure performance, guest retention is one of the most valuable for hoteliers to monitor, with statistics showing that a 5% increase in customer retention can result in profits boosting by 25% to 95%, and how a hotel strengthens its guest loyalty can be make or break for a business.
Introducing Roomzzz Aparthotels… Roomzzz is an expanding collection of aparthotels in city locations across the UK. An exciting and dynamic brand; their award-winning studios and suites offer flexible spaces for families, couples and corporate travellers alike. It’s like having your own stylish apartment in the heart of the city, but with someone else to tidy up and bring you fluffy towels! Perfect!
In the world of hospitality, meeting and exceeding guest expectations is the gold standard. A great guest experience starts from a guest’s first interaction with your business and carries through all the way to check out and even beyond. With predictions indicating that by 2023 over 700 million bookings will be made online, now more than ever, it’s important that businesses are not only exceeding expectations through their face-to-face service but also providing a strong digital user journey too.
Since its release way back in 2005, Google Analytics has had a significant impact on the way we are able to monitor, measure and make changes to our website performance. Sure it’s been through many significant updates to improve its functionality and usability over the years, but this time,one of the most widely used analytics platforms on the web, is hitting us with a hefty update.
Customer service vs customer experience — is there really a difference? Despite the terms often being used interchangeably, there most certainly is… In a nutshell, the main difference between customer service and customer experience is that while customer service is one piece of the puzzle (focused on human interaction and directly supporting your customers) customer experience is the sum of the entire customer journey with your hotel.
The world of holiday booking has evolved. Customers are more wary with their arrangements, especially as holiday uncertainty is still high. This means they are likely to do lots of research and not book on the first visit to your website. A great way to combat this, and importantly - secure bookings, is by creating a personalised experience for your customer that remembers and adapts to what they are searching for, using their data to provide a more intuitive booking process.