La Sebastiana Suite : A house away from home.

“La Sebastiana is a home away from home. Close to the metro, and easy to get a taxi, I would definitely recommend it and I would stay here again. It has a lovely cafe downstairs, and shop next door. “A traveler from New Zealand.

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La Sebastiana suites has just integrated the mobile technology to its property with hotel platform TheBesty. This means that from now on all guests can enjoy the hotel, its services and amenities simply by connecting with their mobile device.

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La Casa Roja : The Heart of Santiago

“I only visited Santiago for a few days, but thoroughly enjoyed my stay at La Casa Roja Hostel. The staff was very welcoming and helpful regarding tips. There is also an outdoor bar, several common spaces (indoor and outdoor), as well as a swimming pool! While I was there they had a pool party. It was enjoyable and a lot of people showed up. I also enjoyed this neighborhood. It was about a 30-40 minute walk to the downtown but had great “feels” and character!” – Shannon B.

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La Casa Roja has just gone completely mobile with the integration of TheBesty Mobile Hospitality platform. This means that all guests can now enjoy the hotel, all it’s services, and amenities simply by connecting with their mobile device!

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A Thousand Words: Importance Of Visuals For Hotels

Advertising, search engine optimization and positive reviews are all important factors in bringing customers to your hotel. Without them you could expect to see a fall in bookings and, subsequently, a fall in revenue. However, one simple yet essential method in attracting potential customers is very often overlooked, despite the numerous benefits it yields. In an age where people are constantly on the move and with increasingly shorter attention spans, visuals have become one of the most important tools in making people buy a product, or indeed, make a reservation at a hotel.

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Going Mobile: Why You Should Optimise Your Hotel Website For Mobile

Technology use whilst abroad is constantly increasing. A recent survey found that 86% of travellers carry a mobile phone with them, while the average traveller will check this phone up to 150 times per day. These are astonishing figures and indicate that in order to remain competitive in such a technology-based world, it would be wise for hotels to have a mobile optimised website, allowing their customers to quickly and easily view rooms and make reservations whilst on the go.

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The Importance Of A Metasearch Solution For Your Hotel

A metasearch engine is a search engine that goes through hotel rates and availability across the web displaying and comparing the combined results all in one place, saving the customer time spent clicking on multiple websites. This means that such metasearch engines as Tripadvisor, Trivago, Webjet and Skyscanner allow smaller hotels to be on the same playing field as larger hotels or chains, since they use their platforms as a place to advertise hotels, regardless of size, cost or revenue. There are a number of advantages linked to the use of these sites over OTAs or spending thousands on advertising.

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How Rewarding Your Guests Will Help Your Hotel

Understanding the importance of gaining and retaining customers can be the difference between success and failure for a hotel. With so much competition, it can be difficult to find space to breathe in the hospitality industry. However, one tool that hotels have increasingly started to take advantage of is loyalty programs for their customers. These act not only in rewarding existing customers for their loyalty, but also in attracting new customers who are incentivized to stay at the hotel due to the added benefits its offers.

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Why Bypassing OTAs Is Essential To Hotels’ Revenue

Online Travel Agencies, also known as OTAs, are websites that provide hotels with more of an online presence and the ability to offer their rooms to a wider audience, with the idea being that they will help create a brand, and therefore increase sales.  However, evidence has increasingly emerged to suggest that OTAs could in fact be more damaging than beneficial to hotels.  Despite the obvious fact that the commission from OTAs eats up a significant percentage of profits, there are also a number of long term effects that can have a dramatic impact on the hotel’s future.

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