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  • Writer's pictureMorgan Decker

Does your hotel's brand need revamping? Realigning Your Brand: A Comprehensive Guide

Updated: Aug 7, 2023


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In the dynamic world of hospitality, staying ahead of the competition is essential for your hotel’s continued success. Your brand is the heart and soul of your hotel, shaping how guests and staff perceive and connect with your property. As trends shift and consumer preferences evolve, it's crucial to ask yourself: does your hotel brand need a revamp? A strong and well-defined brand identity serves as the foundation for your hotel's success, making it stand out in a sea of options for travelers. It allows you to communicate your hotel's unique value proposition, positioning it as the go-to choice for specific target audiences.


If you're unsure about the effectiveness of your current branding strategy, take a step back and see how your brand permeates through your property. Let’s explore a few indicators that it might be time to consider a brand revamp for your hotel.


Evaluating Your Current Brand Perception & Identity


The first step in the realignment process is to take a step back and assess your brand's current perception. Conduct market research by gathering feedback on-site from guests and staff to understand how your brand is perceived. An unbiased evaluation can highlight areas that need improvement, and identify strengths to leverage for your brand's transformation. If your brand’s personality, tone, and values aren’t aligned with the feedback you receive - it may be time for a realignment. Your brand should accurately reflect who you are, and what you stand for.


Defining Your Target Audience


With the evolving landscape of short term rentals, AirBNB’s, and third party booking systems like Expedia and Hotel Tonight, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly who your organic target audience is but understanding your target audience is paramount in revamping your brand successfully. Determine the demographics, psychographics, preferences, and expectations of your ideal guests. With this knowledge, you can align your brand identity to cater precisely to their desires, creating a compelling and authentic experience that resonates with potential visitors and your property’s natural strengths.


Developing Your Distinctive Brand Story


Your brand story is what sets you apart from the competition and connects emotionally with guests. Work with a consultant to develop a compelling narrative that captures your property’s natural essence, history, and unique selling points. Communicate this story across marketing channels, from your website and social media to brochures and in-person interactions.


Redesigning Visual Elements


Visual elements, such as your logos, color schemes, and website design, play a vital role in brand perception. A well-executed brand redesign can breathe new life into your property and capture the attention of modern travelers. Collaborate with a consultant and professional designers to create a fresh, visually captivating brand that aligns with your new narrative.


Launching Your Revamped Brand


If you decide to revamp/realign your brand, once the project is complete it's time to share your transformation with the world. Create buzz by launching your revamped brand with a captivating campaign focused around digital activations, events on-site, and special offers to drive traffic and breathe life into your new identity. Utilize social media, email marketing, and targeted advertisements to reach potential guests and reaffirm your commitment to delivering exceptional experiences.


Remember: Consistency is Key


Once you’ve decided on revamping your brand, remember that consistency is the key to solidifying your new brand in the minds of your audience. Ensure that all touch points with your hotel or resort as well as digitally - from the physical environment to guest services - to your social channels, emails, and ads, reflect your new brand identity. Work with your team or consultant to instill the brand's values and promise in every aspect of the guest experience.


Revamping your hotel or resort brand is a powerful strategy to breathe new life into your property and stay ahead in the competitive hospitality landscape. By working with experienced consultants, you can ensure that your brand transformation is strategic, authentic, and targeted to your ideal audience. Embrace the power of rebranding and position your property for long-term success in the ever-changing world of hospitality. Looking for a fresh perspective? Chat with us at Immrse Partners, and let’s see how we can help.


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