To offer a truly bespoke experience, L’hotel Group needed a solution that would allow it to centralise its customer data and use it to tailor service and communication to our guests. L’hotel Group chose Salesforce because of its strong customer engagement capabilities and its values were closely aligned to the Group’s own.
“Much like Salesforce, the Chinachem Group focus on creating a better tomorrow for ourselves, our partners and the communities we serve,” said Chung. “This alignment, together with all of the customer engagement capabilities built into its platform, made Salesforce our ideal partner.”
L’hotel Group engaged PwC for a successful rollout, and is now using Salesforce to go the extra mile and provide customers a much more personalised experience. Service Cloud provides a comprehensive view of each customer, including a history of their interactions with the group and whether they typically travel with family or on business. L’hotel Group can use this information to design, develop and measure all future marketing campaigns. It can also segment the data to personalise campaigns and journeys in Marketing Cloud.
These campaigns are much more sophisticated and dynamic than the email blasts sent in the past and include offers for bespoke experiences like cooking classes. It is now much easier for L’hotel Group to measure the impact of campaigns and use those insights to drive even more relevant communication. After the first campaign launched, there was a significant improvement in open rates from 13.11% to 17.46% and increased click-through rate from 0.37% to 1.67%. L’hotel Group foresee a continuous growth of the open rate, click-through and click-to-open-rate in upcoming campaigns with better understanding of customer behaviours and preferences.
“In the past, we sent very standard emails promoting rooms and rates. Now, marketing is much more personalised and dynamic; journeys and campaigns are based on what we know about our customers,” said Jack Tam, Group Director of Innovation and Digital Transformation at L’hotel Group. “The ease of building and sending campaigns in Marketing Cloud also saves us a lot of time.”