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Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report
by BluSky Marketing
April to June 2013
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Introduction
Luxury & Boutique Hotels included
Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report
ColwickHall
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Introduction
Overview
Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report
• The Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report is ...
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Key Findings
Overview
Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report
• Best in class luxury & boutique hotels a...
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4.46
4.31
4.67
4.12
4.40
4.56
4.30
4.57
4.75
4.61
4.18
4.30
4.68
4.49
4.71
4.24
3.8
3.9
4.0
4.1
4...
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Guest Awareness
How did you hear about us?
22%
34%
19%
25%
31%
40%
17% 16% 16%
26%
14% 12%
26%
16...
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Guest Awareness
How did you make your reservation?
13%
9%
29%
18%
23%
7%
16%
7% 9%
17%
5% 4%
12%
...
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31%
38%
24%
41%
31%
38% 36%
29%
17%
23%
32% 33%
24%
33%
19%
48%
59% 48% 72% 39% 57%
59%
50% 68%
8...
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Guest Future Intentions
How likely are you to stay at …… in the future?
28%
35%
25%
31% 28% 32%
2...
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Guest Future Intentions
How likely are you to recommend ..... to your friends and/or colleagues?...
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Dining Experience
Food | Service | Overall Dining Experience - “Excellent” Rating % Per
49%
27%
...
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Guest Expectations
How did your experience with us meet with your expectations?
12%
22%
5%
22%
1...
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Chris Larsen
Managing Director
BluSky Marketing Limited
The Old Doctor’s Surgery
4 West End
Exto...
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BluSky Marketing has released their third Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report based on the results from their Online Hotel Guest Experience Survey Programme. The benchmarking report is the only one of its kind for the luxury and boutique hotel sector and continues to grow it’s stature as additional luxury properties continue to sign up to the programme.

This unique benchmarking report, based on 3,702 real reviews from real guests between April and June 2013, enables hoteliers to monitor their respective performance against their contemporaries. Of the 15 luxury and boutique hotels included within the report a number of hotels are either included within the Small Luxury of the Worlds Hotel or Pride of Britain consortiums, though not exclusively.

“There are a number of hoteliers who are prepared to give away commission to OTA’s and/or spend significant amounts with a variety of referral sites to drive traffic and potential bookings. What the report communicates loud and clear is about the importance of the guest experience and satisfaction. If hotels get it right from the moment a guest enquires about a reservation to the time they leave the property, that hotel will have a satisfied guest who is the most powerful source of non commission future business” commented Chris Larsen, Director of BluSky Marketing.

Interestingly, the report brings to light the importance of digital with SEO, hotels website, email marketing and TripAdvisor accounting for 29% of guests enquiries up from 23% last month. However, when it comes making the reservation 46% pick up the phone and call the hotel direct. A limited number of luxury and boutique hotels have their phone number clearly displayed at the top right hand side of a responsive website to make it easy for a potential guest to “click and call” the hotel direct after searching the web.

“Not only do we find the hotel guest experience survey one the best systems we have come across in the hospitality industry, but the benchmarking report provides additional insight we cannot access from anywhere else. Critical when you are managing a luxury property where you need to continuously improve the property and service you offer the savvy guest of today’’ mentioned Andrew Mackay, General Manager, The Devonshire Arms Country Hotel and Spa.

The benchmarking report also reinforces that the dining experience (including quality of food) and exceeding guests expectations continue to contribute significantly to overall guest satisfaction.

BluSky Marketing’s Luxury Hotel Clients include:
The Arch London, Bovey Castle, The Capital London, The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, The Feathers, Feversham Arms & Verbena Spa, The Five Arrows, Lords of the Manor, The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, No11 Cadogan Gardens, Talbot Hotel Malton, Rockliffe Hall, Sopwell House and Stapleford Park.

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  1. 1. 1www.bluskymarketing.com Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report by BluSky Marketing April to June 2013
  2. 2. 2www.bluskymarketing.com Introduction Luxury & Boutique Hotels included Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report ColwickHall
  3. 3. 3www.bluskymarketing.com Introduction Overview Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report • The Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report is based on the results from luxury and boutique hotels participating within the online hotel guest experience survey (HGES) programme independently managed by BluSky Marketing • Each participating luxury or boutique hotel invites their respective hotel guests to respond to their recent experience via email, with a link to the online survey • The results within the report are based on Real Reviews by Real Guests • The online hotel guest experience survey results included within the report covers the period from 1st April to 30th June 2013 • 3,702 real guest reviews were secured during April to June 2013 or on average 247 per property, in comparison to 658 reviews (or 18% versus HGES) for the same properties during same period on TripAdvisor • On average 4.8 negative reviews* (or 1.9% of HGES reviews) were captured in comparison to 2.3 negative reviews (or 5.3%) posted on TripAdvisor per property • There is no incentive offered to each guest to respond to the online survey * negative review = poor or very poor overall experience
  4. 4. 4www.bluskymarketing.com Key Findings Overview Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report • Best in class luxury & boutique hotels achieving 4.5 plus “Star Rating” • Excellent overall satisfaction drives repeat guests & WOM/recommendation • Previous (27%*) & WOM/Recommendation (21%*) key business drivers • “Search” & “Hotel Website” grown from 18% last quarter to 24% this quarter (+6%) • Trip Advisor Business Listing drives* 6.4% of enquiries versus 2.3% for hotels without a Trip Advisor Business Listing, on average • Selected hotels securing upto 4% via Email Marketing • Social Media still accounts for <1%, or included within “WOM/recommendation” ? • Called Direct (46%*) & Hotel Website (20%*) key reservation preferences by luxury guests • Selected hotels securing upto 25% via other websites (e.g. booking.com) • Dining experience (quality of food & service) and exceeding guests expectations contributes significantly to overall guest experience • 59% or above “excellent” overall satisfaction, drives above average “Star Rating”, but more importantly upto 38% (commission free) WOM/Recommendations bookings • Where guests expectations “fell below” by 15% or above, this also contributed low “Star Rating” (* = average across all hotels included within Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report)
  5. 5. 5www.bluskymarketing.com 4.46 4.31 4.67 4.12 4.40 4.56 4.30 4.57 4.75 4.61 4.18 4.30 4.68 4.49 4.71 4.24 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Average Hotel A Hotel B Hotel C Hotel D Hotel E Hotel F Hotel G Hotel H Hotel I Hotel J Hotel K Hotel L Hotel M Hotel N Hotel O 5 = Excellent | 4 = Good | 3 = Fair | 2 = Poor | 1 = Very Poor How would you rate your overall satisfaction with…? Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report = Average | (= no. Responses April to June 2013) Guest Satisfaction Average (Star Rating) (382) (228) (176) (580) (63) (118) (480) (545) (69) (192) (263) (236) (169) (76) (125) 4.5 4.3 4.7 4.1 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.3 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.2 = Below average star rating
  6. 6. 6www.bluskymarketing.com Guest Awareness How did you hear about us? 22% 34% 19% 25% 31% 40% 17% 16% 16% 26% 14% 12% 26% 16% 19% 24% 1% 1% 2% 1% 4% 4% 12% 5% 3% 1% 3% 2% 1% 6% 1% 1% 6% 8% 1% 1% 1% 2% 4% 3% 1% 3% 2% 2% 4% 2% 1% 4% 11% 6% 6% 9% 6% 3% 3% 1% 1% 6% 20% 19% 18% 30% 16% 24% 33% 14% 9% 29% 24% 19% 21% 7% 8% 25% 4% 9% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% 1% 7% 7% 1% 15% 2% 1% 2%3% 8% 3% 9% 11% 2% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 21% 17% 17% 19% 20% 11% 7% 24% 37% 9% 36% 28% 18% 14% 38% 19% 27% 17% 27% 19% 18% 11% 23% 35% 32% 26% 22% 38% 14% 57% 36% 23% 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 125% Average Hotel A Hotel B Hotel C Hotel D Hotel E Hotel F Hotel G Hotel H Hotel I Hotel J Hotel K Hotel L Hotel M Hotel N Hotel O Previous WOM/Rec. Org Book. Ad/Article Search Hotel Website Email Trip Adv. Social Media Other Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report (382) (228) (176) (580) (63) (118) (480) (545) (69) (192) (263) (236) (169) (76) (125)
  7. 7. 7www.bluskymarketing.com Guest Awareness How did you make your reservation? 13% 9% 29% 18% 23% 7% 16% 7% 9% 17% 5% 4% 12% 21% 8% 12% 13% 14% 11% 22% 16% 15% 14% 6% 10% 25% 4% 5% 11% 14% 3% 22% 20% 4% 28% 34% 12% 29% 22% 14% 13% 12% 27% 31% 18% 24% 13% 23% 8% 10% 9% 10% 7% 10% 5% 6% 7% 11% 5% 4% 7% 13% 14% 5% 46% 63% 18% 16% 42% 39% 43% 67% 62% 35% 59% 56% 52% 31% 62% 38% 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Average Hotel A Hotel B Hotel C Hotel D Hotel E Hotel F Hotel G Hotel H Hotel I Hotel J Hotel K Hotel L Hotel M Hotel N Hotel O Called Direct Emailed Direct Hotel Website Other Website Other Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report Please note: does not equal 100% as guests can choose multiple options (382) (228) (176) (580) (63) (118) (480) (545) (69) (192) (263) (236) (169) (76) (125)
  8. 8. 8www.bluskymarketing.com 31% 38% 24% 41% 31% 38% 36% 29% 17% 23% 32% 33% 24% 33% 19% 48% 59% 48% 72% 39% 57% 59% 50% 68% 80% 72% 46% 51% 72% 60% 77% 41% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Average Hotel A Hotel B Hotel C Hotel D Hotel E Hotel F Hotel G Hotel H Hotel I Hotel J Hotel K Hotel L Hotel M Hotel N Hotel O Excellent Good Guest Satisfaction Overview How would you rate your overall satisfaction with…? Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report XX% = “Stayed Previously” + “WOM/Recommendation” (382) (228) (176) (580) (63) (118) (480) (545) (69) (192) (263) (236) (169) (76) (125) 48% 34% 44% 38% 38% 22% 30% 59% 69% 35% 58% 66% 32% 71% 77% 42% = Average | (= no. Responses April to June 2013) 4.5 4.3 4.7 4.1 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.3 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.2
  9. 9. 9www.bluskymarketing.com Guest Future Intentions How likely are you to stay at …… in the future? 28% 35% 25% 31% 28% 32% 24% 28% 21% 39% 30% 22% 29% 24% 16% 35% 48% 27% 62% 36% 38% 48% 48% 54% 69% 43% 34% 42% 53% 62% 67% 30% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Average Hotel A Hotel B Hotel C Hotel D Hotel E Hotel F Hotel G Hotel H Hotel I Hotel J Hotel K Hotel L Hotel M Hotel N Hotel O Yes Definitely Yes Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report (382) (228) (176) (580) (63) (118) (480) (545) (69) (192) (263) (236) (169) (76) (125) = Average | (= no. Responses April to June 2013) 4.5 4.3 4.7 4.1 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.3 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.2
  10. 10. 10www.bluskymarketing.com Guest Future Intentions How likely are you to recommend ..... to your friends and/or colleagues? 29% 37% 24% 25% 29% 36% 28% 26% 18% 34% 32% 32% 26% 27% 17% 40% 55% 39% 69% 40% 50% 58% 50% 64% 77% 57% 40% 48% 66% 58% 75% 36% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Average Hotel A Hotel B Hotel C Hotel D Hotel E Hotel F Hotel G Hotel H Hotel I Hotel J Hotel K Hotel L Hotel M Hotel N Hotel O Yes Definitely Yes Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report (382) (228) (176) (580) (63) (118) (480) (545) (69) (192) (263) (236) (169) (76) (125) = Average | (= no. Responses April to June 2013) 4.5 4.3 4.7 4.1 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.3 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.2
  11. 11. 11www.bluskymarketing.com Dining Experience Food | Service | Overall Dining Experience - “Excellent” Rating % Per 49% 27% 43% 28% 45% 48% 37% 60% 77% 60% 40% 36% 54% 57% 80% 44% 61% 46% 58% 35% 48% 62% 64% 71% 76% 75% 53% 46% 65% 77% 85% 51% 57% 44% 51% 29% 51% 79% 40% 62% 67% 67% 59% 45% 72% 54% 79% 54% 0% 50% 100% 150% 200% 250% 300% Average Hotel A Hotel B Hotel C Hotel D Hotel E Hotel F Hotel G Hotel H Hotel I Hotel J Hotel K Hotel L Hotel M Hotel N Hotel O Food Service Overall Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report (382) (228) (176) (580) (63) (118) (480) (545) (69) (192) (263) (236) (169) (76) (125) = Average | (= no. Responses April to June 2013) 4.5 4.3 4.7 4.1 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.3 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.2
  12. 12. 12www.bluskymarketing.com Guest Expectations How did your experience with us meet with your expectations? 12% 22% 5% 22% 15% 5% 16% 8% 4% 6% 24% 21% 6% 10% 4% 16% 43% 44% 35% 45% 41% 47% 34% 48% 33% 52% 37% 43% 42% 57% 42% 42% 45% 34% 60% 33% 44% 48% 50% 44% 63% 42% 39% 36% 52% 33% 54% 42% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Average Hotel A Hotel B Hotel C Hotel D Hotel E Hotel F Hotel G Hotel H Hotel I Hotel J Hotel K Hotel L Hotel M Hotel N Hotel O Exceeded Met Fell Below Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report (382) (228) (176) (580) (63) (118) (480) (545) (69) (192) (263) (236) (169) (76) (125) = Average | (= no. Responses April to June 2013) 4.5 4.3 4.7 4.1 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.3 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.2
  13. 13. 13www.bluskymarketing.com Chris Larsen Managing Director BluSky Marketing Limited The Old Doctor’s Surgery 4 West End Exton, Oakham Rutland, LE15 8BD T: +44-(0)1572 420 012 F: +44-(0)1572 812 705 E: chris@bluskymarketing.com W:www.bluskymarketing.com Click Here Download Brochure Luxury Hotel Benchmarking Report Contact Information Hotel Guest Experience Surveys
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