The travel and hospitality sector has seen a sharp spike in revenue recently. And we can safely predict that it is slated to keep growing, unless there’s another lockdown.
Similar to commercial real estate like an office space, resorts, hotels and restaurants can increase bookings by displaying a 3D virtual tour on their website or social media page. Traditional 2D photos and videos show a prospective guest what you want them to see; however, in a Matterport tour, they can view in their own pace.
We have a few samples below to illustrate how the management can leverage virtual tours to present their facilities in a clear and transparent way:
The above facility is a gated building, complete with a badminton court, swimming pool, 5 individual bedrooms and a jacuzzi. In the tour, click to move to the next scan point, pan round or zoom in. Select floors to move to a different level, or see the dollhouse using the tools in the bottom. Otherwise, just click the ‘Play’ button to view highlights automatically..
Any guest thinking of a vacation in a resort would like to see how the restaurant looks, so we have a 3D tour for it as well.
This restaurant is not part of the resort we’ve seen earlier, but a business hotel in Bengaluru. Although room service is available, there’s nothing like dining out.
Smaller restaurants that have nothing to do with an accommodation also stand to benefit from virtual tours. If customers enquire, the restaurant staff can simply send a URL over WhatsApp instead of heavy photos and videos.
Most families would like to host a wedding in a special place to make the event memorable. Here, the hall is within the resort’s premises, which means the invitees can choose to spend time with children in the garden, multi-cuisine restaurants, swimming pools or just stay over in one of the family rooms.
Note that there are 360 degree views at the entrances, that show a panoramic view of the area. To get back into the virtual tour, click the “Walk-through” icon.
A banquet hall attached to a business hotel is excellent for hosting events and seminars, wherein the clients can stay over, especially when they are visiting from other cities or countries.
Let’s get to the smaller but vital parts of a resort or hotel. The rooms where the guests may stay over for a few days. In terms of a virtual tour, it is quite simple because there’s just one main room with a bath attached.
Here’s another example of a simple room with batch attached. Without a hall and kitchen, it’s down to the basics. But then, that’s probably the point of a luxury hotel stay – to simplify life and take a break.
Certain guests may want to see how the bar looks, instead of just ordering a dry martini to the room. If a resort is nestled among the woods, it makes sense to walk around, breathe in the fresh air and have a chat in the tall bar stools.
We hope you enjoyed these virtual tours as much as we did capturing them. Contact us for any questions or feedback. Cheers!