My Story Hotels website designed by GuestCentric receives Best in Show W3 Award3 min readReading Time: 3 minutes
GuestCentric wins 3 additional international W3 Awards
GuestCentric, the leading provider of cloud-based digital marketing software for hotels, received 4 international design awards in the 13th annual edition of the W3 Awards, including a Best in Show distinction for its work on My Story Hotels website and booking engine in the Hotel and Lodging category. Also awarded were the websites for Santiago Hotel Cooking & Nature, The Touch Puerto Banús and WC Beautique Hotel, all recipient of Gold Awards.
The My Story Hotels group is a thriving boutique hotels group that convert historical buildings in city centers, a short walkway from all major city attractions. Appreciated for their modern and sophisticated ambiance, the hotels pay homage to the city’s rich history by using historical elements for building materials — such as XVIII century wood —, local culture references in its décor — like Portuguese tiling or Fado — and by celebrating local gastronomy in each of its restaurants.
“We thrive on the local culture and history and we invite each guest to immerse him or herself in Lisbon’s incredible lively environment to create his or her own story intensely. GuestCentric managed to perfectly capture our essence and develop a website that engages and converts users as future guests, and keeps them coming back. This award adds to our story”, said Manuel Goes, General Manager for My Story Hotels.
The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the web. The W3 Awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, interactive, advertising and marketing firms.
“The creativity and quality of this season’s entries surpassed even our grandest expectations. As the digital landscape continues to expand and break new ground, our winners are a testament to the creative capability that makes the internet a true work of art”, said Derek Howard, the director of the AIVA.
GuestCentric-developed websites have won more than 210 awards since 2010. Combining visionary design, carefully crafted content and sales-oriented navigation to maximize conversion, GuestCentric creates unique web experiences that delight guests every step of the way, from discoverability to the moment of booking direct.
“When we get amazing hotels such as My Story Hotels that have great stories to tell our job becomes easier as we can tell their great hotel stories through great websites. But storytelling is just the beginning. We believe that a hotel’s website is its booking engine, and through our unique PowerConvert technology, GuestCentric not only tells great stories, but it turns hotel websites into its main sales channel.”, said Pedro Colaco, GuestCentric’s CEO.
GuestCentric is a leading provider of cloud-based digital marketing software and services that help extraordinary hoteliers promote their brand, drive direct bookings and connect with customers on all digital platforms. GuestCentric’s all-in-one platform provides hotels with the only unified solution for managing their guests’ online journey: award-winning, high impact websites; an integrated, easy-to-use booking engine; social media marketing and publishing tools; a GDS chain code and a channel manager to offer rooms on Amadeus, Booking.com, Expedia, Galileo, Google, Sabre, TripAdvisor and hundreds of other channels.
GuestCentric is a proud provider of solutions that maximize direct bookings to hotel groups and independent hotels from collections such as Design Hotels, Great Hotels of the World, Leading Hotels of the World, Relais & Chateaux and Small Luxury Hotels.
GuestCentric is featured on Skift Travel Tech 250, a list of the top 250 travel tech companies shaping the modern-day travel experience.
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