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Duve Takes Imagos Hospitality Group's Hotel to the Next Level of Contactless

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Imagos Hospitality Group, owners of Playpark Lodge in South Lake Tahoe, offers a completely contactless self-check-in boutique hotel for restless adventurers. Understanding the future of hospitality, Playpark Lodge was already ahead of the game, offering contactless check-in back in 2020. In search of a guest app that could connect guests to the hotel from reservations to contactless check-in, and throughout their stay, the hotel turned to Duve.
Why it matters: They had been contactless before Duve, but after a single demonstration with it they realized that Duve offered the missing pieces of their solution and so replaced their existing solution to have Duve cover the entire guest experience. They had been contactless before Duve, but after a single demonstration with it they realized that Duve offered the missing pieces of their solution and so replaced their existing solution to have Duve cover the entire guest experience. The success of Playpark Lodge & the leadership behind it brought them the opportunity to rinse and repeat & prove their tech stack solution to 2 more boutique hotels in Lake Tahoe California with Duve being a key component of the guest experience going forward.
  • Duve's automated pre-arrival messages helped Imagos Hospitality Group solve one of their biggest problems: making sure guests got all the important information before they arrived. With Duve's solution being easy to use, quick, accurate and reliable - all while keeping personal touch intact - they were able to maintain a fully contactless hotel with very high quality of customer service.

Top 3 Core Objectives: Imagos Hospitality Group searched for an all-in-one solution that would allow them to continue their 100% contactless business-model while maintaining a high level of customer support.
  • Maintain contactless business model: With no front desk, they wanted their guests to understand how simple it was to check-in online, enter their rooms, and access any information they required without the need to meet any of their staff along the way.

  • Offer high-quality customer service: Although the business model is contactless, offering guests a comfortable way to communicate with their staff whenever they needed was crucial.

  • Provide no-download guest app: Giving guests access to all the information they may want or need within arm's reach - which nowadays is through their smartphone.

Duve

Offer your guests to check-in online before their arrival so they can skip the long lines at reception! Contactless is the new standard.

Innovators Mentioned

Imagos Hospitality Group
Duve
Matt Aitchison
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Chief Executive Officer

Imagos Hospitality Group

Ulysses Baltazar
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CTO

Imagos Hospitality Group

"Duve has transformed the way we communicate with our guests and allowed us to curate a truly unique customer journey that is aligned with our brand vision and creating an unforgettable hospitality experience."

Matt Aitchison

Chief Executive Officer

👍 Chief Executive Officer Matt Aitchison said that Duve has transformed guest communication for them:
  • "Duve has transformed the way we communicate with our guests and allowed us to curate a truly unique customer journey that is aligned with our brand vision and creating an unforgettable hospitality experience."

⚖️ The selection process: During their research process, Ulysses Baltazar evaluated Duve's product differentiators, customer support, and holistic value as a strategic partner and ultimately decided that Duve was the best fit solution:
  • CTO Ulysses Baltazar said, about their decision: "Everyone is looking for that one stop solution, and Duve has set a standard that no other competitor has been able to achieve so far. Since we adopted Duve into our hotel tech stack, it's been game changing. Our business model is based on contactless self-check-in and lots of automation. What sold us on Duve was the amazing Pre-Check-In process. Allowing us to capture/update accurate guest information (for communication and marketing purposes). This was crucial as we don't have a front desk for guests to check-in and provide all that information. Their Guest app was another big selling point for us. Customizability was key and they delivered! Last, reviews & testimonials are King in the Travel industry, and thanks to Duve’s feedback features, we’ve been able to capture that feedback, and analyze and optimize in order to achieve our target goals. With Duve we were able to take our smart hotel business model to the next level!"

📈 The results: The success of Playpark Lodge & the leadership behind it brought them the opportunity to rinse and repeat & prove their tech stack solution to 2 more boutique hotels in Lake Tahoe California with Duve being a key component of the guest experience going forward.
  • They improved their contactless check-in process when they partnered with Duve and noted how they were able to offer full automation from the moment guests reserve at their hotel.

  • Since hotels are self-check-in, providing access information was a MUST, and Duve's automated arrival emails, SMS and information release prior to arrival sealed the deal for Imagos Hospitality Group. With Duve's pre-scheduled messages they were able to stay on top of check-ins and check-outs with minimal manual efforts from staff. Upon guest completing their pre-check-in, they have full access to their unique guest app (Web-based, no download required) where they can learn about the hotel, FAQ, T&Cs, their reservation details and whatever the hotel decides to provide in the guest app (such as some fun things to do in the area or top music playlists to enjoy during their stay). Plus, through Duve's analytics, they were able to see a strong use of the guest app already from the pre-check-in phase.

  • With Duve’s check-out feature, receiving consistent feedback from their guests has allowed them to optimize the guest journey from start to finish. And as a result, Imagos Hospitality Group & its leadership have accumulated over 2,000 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 Stars at each hotel.

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