Courtyard By Marriott Earns Top Customer Experience Ratings for Hotels

Experience Matters

We recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. Courtyard By Marriott delivers the best customer experience in the Hotels industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based on a […].

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Temkin Experience Ratings Industry Snapshot: Hotels

Experience Matters

We recently released the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings (TxR) that ranks the customer experience of 318 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. Congratulations to Holiday Inn Express and Marriott for earning the highest customer experience scores in the hotel industry. Out of the 20 hospitality companies included in this year’s Ratings, Holiday Inn Express and Marriott tied for the top spot.

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Marriott and Sheraton Lead Hotels in Customer Experience

Experience Matters

We recently released the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 293 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. Ramada Inn and Motel 6 had the lowest overall scores as well as the lowest component scores of companies in the industry.

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Your Hotel SHOULD Sweat the Little Things

Steve DiGioia

A recent overnight hotel stay proved to me that just because one aspect of a business runs well doesn’t mean that all the others do too. Hotel franchisees must follow strict adherence to marketing, branding, RevPar, etc. Management attention to detail hotel sweat the little things

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Outrageous! Hotels keep on charging!

Beyond Philosophy

Have you ever spent a night at a hotel, on business, and been charged a “resort fee” even though you never had time to take advantage of the pool, the spa or any of the other “amenities?”. hotels are expected to add on $2.55 What hotel charge has irked you the most?

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CXone Contact Center Solutions Help Radisson Hotel Group Support Guest Experiences

NICE inContact

Radisson Hotel Group had emerged as a leading global hospitality company and one of the world's largest hotel groups.

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Guest Blog: Five Star Hotel, Minus Five Star Service


What company or organization comes to mind? Most consumers expect a positive experience and yet companies continuously fail in customer experience 101. I arrived at the hotel in a downpour, perhaps a foreshadowing of what was to come.

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How to Draft Effective Customer Satisfaction Survey Questions for Hotels & Tourism


Hotels and tourism simply wouldn’t exist without the positive perceptions of the people who use them. In hotels and tourism, reputation is what powers continued business success. Sample Questions for the Hotel & Travel Industry. HOTEL NAME].

Doomed: Is There Any Hope For Hotel Chains?

Beyond Philosophy

Hotel chains, worried about competition from Airbnb , are rolling out these and other special experiences for their best rewards customers. It’s all part of the company’s plan to deepen its relationship with loyal customers. And the big hotel chains are worried.

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CX Q&A with Raul Leal, CEO, Virgin Hotel Group


On just about anyone's shortlist of companies that deliver unique, high-quality experiences, you'd be sure to find Virgin. And this year, the iconic brand opened its first hotel in the US - a 250-room property located in the Chicago Loop. How does Virgin Hotel live up to the high standards set by other Virgin businesses? At Forrester's Forum for Customer Experience Professionals in New York, June 16 & 17, Raul Leal, CEO, Virgin Hotel Group, will explain.

Guest Blog: Five Star Hotel, Minus Five Star Service


What company or organization comes to mind? Most consumers expect a positive experience and yet companies continuously fail in customer experience 101. I arrived at the hotel in a downpour, perhaps a foreshadowing of what was to come.

The 23 Hotel Review Sites You Should Monitor


Hotel review sites are one of the most important sources of customers in the hospitality industry. Research shows that 78 percent of consumers use online reviews to compare hotels before placing a reservation. The 10 Most Popular Hotel Review Sites.

Residence Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Hilton Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Hotels

Experience Matters

We recently released the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 294 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. Residence Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Hilton deliver the best customer experience in the hotel industry, according to the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking […].

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3 Keys to Creating Excellence in Your Customer and Employee Experience with Horst Schulze

Customer Bliss

Be sure it’s customer-focused, not self-focused,” says Horst Schulze , Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Capella Hotel Group, and Co-founder & Former COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. Upon co-founding the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.

Leadership Bravery: Earn Your Legacy by Bravely Choosing How You Will … and Will Not Grow

Customer Bliss

These leaders are so clear about how they will show up in the marketplace, and about how they won’t ever want to be defined as people, as individuals, and as a company. One great example of this is Raul Leal , the CEO of Virgin Hotels.

Dear Food Delivery Company, You Should Assume Customers Ordering From a Hotel Will Need a Fork.

Myra Golden

The sun set my “sleep clock,” as my mother would say, and I just wanted to have food delivered to my hotel room and then retreat to my bed. A food delivery service left a postcard in my hotel room. The note said, “Quick delivery to XYZ Hotel.”

Customer service lessons from the hotel sector


Date: Friday, January 29, 2016 Customer service lessons from the hotel sector. Today, the customer experience is even more vital to staying in business for the hotel sector. Published on: January 29, 2016.

Companies that Cheat are Dull: How to Ensure That You Shine!


Why do companies still try to cheat their customers? Companies who still think it’s OK to try to attract customers and entice them to purchase with less than honest promises and behaviour. . What's the solution to cheating companies?

How Guests Use Hotel Reviews To Choose Where They Stay

Everyone knows people are using reviews to find hotels. You can use this information to position your hotel in a positive way, and to develop a review strategy that gives you the most bang for your buck. To Evaluate How Well the Hotel is Maintained.

6 Actions to Build a Company that Would Make Your Mom Proud

Customer Bliss

After studying hundreds of forward-thinking organizations and leaders, I’ve observed six actions that build companies that show up as “make-mom-proud” companies: meaning that they grow, by taking actions in their business congruent to those valuable life lessons we all learned as kids.

3 Companies Making Price Irrelevant

The DiJulius Group

Don’t compete in price wars, compete in experience wars Here are three examples of companies continuing to Make Price Irrelevant by focusing on the experience. Starbucks This is a line at Starbucks, located inside a hotel, Read Full Article.

Explaining the power of customer expectation: stories of splashing sinks, free tea and broken curtains!


I often do not get much chance to see the sights and experience the culture, but I do get the opportunity to eat nice food, stay in good hotels and travel with well known operators. Let me start with the W Hotel in Leicester Square. There is no denying that the hotel is very different.

Grow Through Improving Customer’s Lives: 7 Actions of the Most Admired Companies

Customer Bliss

The most admired companies remove practices that might curb the extension of care, or limit employees to act in good conscience. Companies that grow from admiration for improving lives tackle the processes that get in the way of people delivering good experiences.

Beyond the Hotel: Earning Guest Loyalty with Hospitality Tech

Currency Alliance

Countless articles have been written about enhancing the hotel customer experience (CX) with technology. The hotel market is becoming more competitive, with a larger share of wallet being spent on a greater variety of services. Getting your hotel in order.

I Don’t Care if it’s Against Company Policy

Steve DiGioia

Have you ever walked into a store or been a guest at a hotel and had a problem that was “out of the ordinary”? So like a good customer you mention this to your salesperson or hotel front desk agent, expecting a quick resolution to your seemingly reasonable request.

Five Ways Hotels Can Build a Successful Digital Strategy for Improving Guest Experience


If research has shown us anything, it’s that companies across virtually every sector are realigning around digitization. So, how can hotels stay ahead? It’s imperative that hotels take advantage of this seemingly endless array of data to reimagine business outcomes and CX possibilities.

How to Be a Low Effort Company


While a few types of customer service scenarios can be driven by exceptional service (such as a traveler patronizing a specific hotel based on the personalized care he received on his last visit), in the majority of the cases, customers will remain loyal to your brand for three reasons: Value.

Heaven or Hell? What Customer Experience vacation memories do you have this year?


A hotel true to its word. We stayed in an independent hotel called Hotel Tres Reyes (the three kings). We had absolutely no idea what to expect from this hotel – but what we received was absolutely perfect.

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US Companies That Outsource And Remained Recession Proof

Magellan Solutions

For US companies that outsource offshore, one of its greatest benefits is additional support during recessions. While you can always outsource within your territory, a growing number of companies find it more effective to do it offshore. Ford Motor Company (FMC).

Is Your Company Mission Designed for Success or Failure?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

My work is definitely focused on for-profit organizations and much of what I do helps largish companies make more money. Whether it’s as individuals or representing a company, we are human. ” Having a strong company mission means investing in the customer experience.

NO communication; NO bags; NO rooms; NO wifi!!! Customer Experience stories of unnecessary EFFORT, STRESS & INEPTITUDE


Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton. Da Vinci Hotel, Sandton. The Meikles Hotel in Harare took on that responsibility for him. How he could have the gall to claim that it was a problem for a company that had absolutely nothing to do with the transaction, I will never know.

‘Happy Birthday Mr Glodnig’!! How NOT to create a good impression with customers!


The most significant event that a company can connect with is the certainty that is a birthday. One example is the email I received from NH Hotels this year – it has been a while since I stayed in one, but in my opinion, their email was good and welcome.

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‘Welcome to our kitchen’! Would you have the courage to invite customers into the inner workings of your company?


I have been fortunate enough to have done so in some world class hotels – but never a ‘run of the mill’ restaurant. Would you have the courage to invite customers into the inner workings of your company? Allow me to start this post by asking a question.

Guest Blog: How to Make Effective Customer Experience Strategies for a Software Development Company?


This week we feature an article by Charles Richard who shares an article about how important it is for software development companies to have a successful customer experience strategy. Your tickets happen to arrive early, and the hotel automatically upgrades your room as complimentary.

Where Are Your Standards? Why Every Company Needs a Director of Customer Experience

CSM Magazine

As part of his television empire, Ramsey hosted a show called Hotel Hell and followed a similar premise to his Kitchen Nightmares program. Instead of struggling kitchens, he visited and revamped struggling hotels. Companies must deliver positive experiences every time.

Vital CX lessons from 3 Fortune 500 companies


Observing how the biggest companies in the world provide customer service can help your business reach new heights. Here's a closer look at how three Fortune 500 companies approach customer service and the vital lessons you can learn. It has taken advantage of huge advancements in digital technology and made high-quality content available for a relatively low price, freeing customers to make their own choices, all of which has been crucial to the company's success.

It’s 2015. Do you know where your customers are?

Customer Enthusiast

It’s difficult to imagine a scenario whereby omnichannel is optional for those companies expecting to remain relevant with consumers in 2015. page and you invite consumers to interact, then companies truly need to respond; that’s the definition of interaction.”.

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The Transparent Customer Experience: how measurement can benefit both company & customer


For me, this measurement system is of tremendous benefit to both the company and the customer. I also love the way that the food hygiene rating system can change the way companies behave. Hotels have displayed a ‘star’ rating for many years.

Hotel Reputation Management: 9 Best Practices and Tactics


Across all segments of the hotel and hospitality industry, online reputation has become one of the most powerful drivers of revenue and growth. This is where hotel reputation management comes in. Hotel Reputation Management Today.

4 Steps To A Customer Focused Company Culture

A customer-centered company culture is overwhelmingly resistant to being knocked off by your competition. At Apple, insiders credit much of the company’s success in retailing to the cultural fit Apple looks for and inspires in its personnel. Micah Solomon guest post: .