Guest satisfaction is paramount to the success of any hotel business. It is a great indicator of how well your property is performing. Here you will find everything you need to know about hospitality reputation management most useful KPIs.
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Guest satisfaction is key to any hotel business and is a great indicator of how well your property is performing.
Using guest satisfaction to dictate how you manage your business will allow you to take a long-term approach which will pay off in the end.
When looking at financial data like
Average Daily Rate (ADR) or RevPAR, qualitative data is not always taken into consideration.
When you look at customer satisfaction and quantify the results, you have the opportunity to make changes that will have a large impact on your property.
Today, everything comes down to customer experience. If you want to charge a premium, it’s your responsibility to consistently deliver excellent service. Alternatively, you must add to your offering with luxury spas, new furnishings and other physical attributes.
To increase the Average Daily Rate (ADR), hoteliers need to deliver consistent service across every outlet of the property.
Demand, after all, drives ADR and that demand is generated through consistently meeting guest expectations, as this triggers ‘word-of-mouth’ referrals and repeat visits, maybe even loyal customers!
Use Customer Surveys to Measure Satisfaction
Use post-stay guest surveys, which are quick and easy to fill in, to identify what matters most to your guests.
Regularly surveying guests and keeping track of their responses will help you to identify what you do well and what you need to work on.
It will also help you identify problem areas before they get out of hand. We also suggest asking open-ended questions which allow the guests to express their sentiments.
Online Reviews Scores
Your online reviews are also an invaluable resource and we’ve previously written on how guests can turn to onlines forums to negatively review properties.
Guests will leave all types of reviews about your property and we suggest that you conduct a sentiment analysis for your reviews to determine their true feelings.
A sentiment analysis allows you to quantify your guest’s opinions on their stay. You're in luck: we have created a guide on how to
create a basic sentiment analysis.
While there are no specific key performance indicator formulas for customer satisfaction, other than a net promoter score, we suggest that you create your own aggregate data based on your surveys and third-party site reviews.
Reputation Management is a Key to Sustainable Revenue
Regardless of the size of your property or the property type, running these metrics and paying attention to them can significantly improve your performance.
No matter which metric is used, the goal stays the same; to increase revenue and profits!