TrustYou’s Direct Guest Messaging Tool Enables Compatible Connection With Amazon Echo

by September 20, 2017 1:33 pm In The News, Press Releases

Acme Hotel in Chicago is first to link TrustYou with “Alexa”

Munich, 20 September 2017 - TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, seeks to help hotels meet the needs and requirements of the modern guest and to digitize the industry with constant product updates and technological advancements. Amazon Echo, the hands-free and voice-controlled device to provide intelligent personal assistance, has become increasingly popular for hotels to receive their guests’ wishes through talking to “Alexa” in their hotel room. Chicago’s Acme Hotel paired TrustYou’s direct messaging service and Amazon Echo to combine all guest requests via text, email, Facebook messenger and voice control in TrustYou’s dashboard.

“Direct, fast communication and problem-solving is the key to a satisfied and happy guest, which can, in turn, result in good reviews and a loyal customer. Since our hotel is designed to appeal to a young and tech-savvy clientele, Amazon Echo seemed like the perfect match to receive guest requests from the room. Since we were already using TrustYou’s effective messaging tool and dashboard for direct guest communication, the combination of the two was the next logical step”, says Jim Harness, General Manager at Acme Hotel.

Amazon Echo devices were installed in all rooms at the beginning of 2017 with the help of Volara, a voice-based guest engagement software. This proved to be a successful investment, as guests rate the innovation positively in their post-stay reviews and state that they like this hassle-free possibility of communicating with the hotel. The most frequent questions for “Alexa” revolve around ACME’s Free Morning Joe coffee service, setting alarms, as well as information about the weather and traffic. The Acme Hotel reports that the integration of “Alexa” has not lead to more requests or a higher workload, but merely offers the modern guest an additional way to communicate with the staff.

“We are proud that our tool has all the makings and the necessary technology to bring the hotel’s guest communication to the next level. Innovative hotels like the Acme Hotel Company are pioneers for the digitization process and thereby stay ahead of the competition. The combination of Amazon Echo with our messaging feature is a great example of how TrustYou brings flexible and customizable connections to clients and partners to improve the overall guest experience”, adds Jennifer Graziano, Head of Sales U.S. at TrustYou.

For more information, visit www.staging.trustyou.com

 

About TrustYou

TrustYou, die größte Gästefeedback-Plattform der Welt, bietet Hotels Lösungen, die zu mehr Buchungen und der Verbesserung ihres Angebotes führen. In jeder Phase des Reiseverlaufs des Gastes können Hotels Gästefeedback nutzen, um die Bewertungen besser zu vermarkten und operative Bestleistung zu erreichen. Gästefeedback beeinflusst 95% der Buchungsentscheidungen. TrustYou Meta-Review, die Hunderte von Millionen von Hotelbewertungen und Fragebögen für mehr als 500.000 Hotels weltweit enthält, unterstützt Gästebewertungen auf Dutzenden von Reiseseiten, darunter Google, Kayak und Hotels.com.* Diese Bewertungen geben Hotels zudem tiefe Einblicke, die dazu beitragen, die Online-Präsenz in jedem Schritt des Reiseverlaufs des Gastes zu verbessern: von der Buchung und Suchanfragen vor dem Aufenthalt über Anfragen und Nachrichten der Gäste in Echtzeit bis hin zu Feedback nach dem Aufenthalt in Form von Bewertungen aus Fragebögen. Mit dem TrustYou-Partnerprogramm können PMS, CRM, IBE und andere Hotelsoftware-Anbieter die Gästefeedback-Plattform von TrustYou in ihre Produkte integrieren, um ihre Hotelkunden dabei zu unterstützen, Buchungen und Umsätze positiv zu beeinflussen.

Weitere Informationen zu TrustYou und der Gästefeedback-Plattform finden Sie unter www.staging.trustyou.com.

* TrustYou Meta-Reviews enthalten nur verifizierte Bewertungen und keine Bewertungen von TripAdvisor

 

Pressekontakt

Katharina Sickora

katharina.sickora@trustyou.net