NAU Hotels & Resorts is known among its guests for attentive, personalised service in some of Portugal’s top locations. But even though the team knew exactly how to delight travellers, it was challenging to get the right offer in front of the right guest at the ideal time. Common pandemic-era challenges such as understaffing and the need to scale back in-person services didn’t help the matter.
The team at NAU Hotels & Resorts looked for an innovative guest-centric solution and discovered Oaky’s automated upselling platform which promised to tackle their challenges. Shortly after implementing Oaky, they began seeing its positive impact on the front desk’s workload and the guest experience.
Efficient, personalised pre-arrival outreach
Before using Oaky, the only way for NAU Hotels & Resorts to promote extra services or paid upgrades was through on-arrival upselling or manual pre-arrival emails. This wasn’t possible at scale since the front desk teams already had their hands full with other pressing tasks.
Oaky proved highly effective at getting personalised deal selections in front of all guests automatically before their stay. This allows travellers to browse and book offers at their leisure. It also reduces the burden on the front desk team. As a result, check-ins are smoother and more guests book ancillary services since they can do so independently.
Boosted incremental revenue and an upgraded guest experience
Shifting from on-arrival to pre-arrival upselling has helped NAU Hotels & Resorts significantly increase their conversion rate. On top of this, guests are also enjoying the chance to deck out their stay with add-on services they value. As a result, more positive reviews are coming and in ancillary revenue is up. For example, the brand’s Hotel São Rafael Atlântico generated an extra €2.140 via Oaky in October 2021 alone.
Given these initial wins with Oaky, Patricia and her team are already looking to further optimise their upselling approach.