40% of Guests Become Ambassadors for San Francisco’s Newly Minted Hotel Zephyr with Flip.to

/40% of Guests Become Ambassadors for San Francisco’s Newly Minted Hotel Zephyr with Flip.to

40% of Guests Become Ambassadors for San Francisco’s Newly Minted Hotel Zephyr with Flip.to

|2016-02-08T11:16:09+00:00February 8th, 2016|

ORLANDO, FL — February 8, 2016 — Flip.to, the advocacy platform for hotels that captivates and inspires new audiences of travelers, has helped Hotel Zephyr amplify its reach to over 200,000 potential new guests in only six months. Hotel Zephyr is Davidson Hotels & Resorts‘ first property within its new lifestyle & luxury collection, Pivot, and one of San Francisco’s newest boutique hotels.

The hotel has seen enormous guest engagement since partnering with Flip.to, which coincided with the hotel’s opening after a multi-million dollar renovation in the summer of 2015. Over 40% of guests have shared their travel experience with their network of family and friends, driving quality traffic back to the property’s website, and introducing Hotel Zephyr’s playful maritime concept to thousands of leads for future travelers.

“When launching a new brand, momentum is critical,” noted Harry Carr, director of Revenue Management for Hotel Zephyr. “Our guests have become ambassadors for our hotel, helping us connect with other travelers seeking Hotel Zephyr’s spirited atmosphere. Flip.to unveiled a completely new channel to identify and reach the right guests for our property. It’s been an outstanding complement to our revenue and Marketing efforts.”

Hotel Zephyr’s transformation, aimed at travelers seeking a fresh, lively and one-of-a-kind San Francisco experience, not only included a complete redesign and renovation of the hotel, but also consisted of a newly launched website and tech-forward approach to the property’s digital presence. Flip.to was a key component of this effort, increasing guest engagement, integrating social mediums and driving loyalty, while also shifting attention away from online travel agencies.

The advocacy platform has attracted thousands of new visitors back to Hotel Zephyr’s website through the warm introductions of their guests. Each guest is greeted by distinct, unique experiences designed to convert, taking these curious onlookers down the path to becoming future loyal guests.

“Thanks to connectivity in the digital world, your guests have more influence than ever before,” said Debi Moses, senior director of Sales for Flip.to. “Flip.to gives hotels the ability to tap into that influence by letting them share their travel experience with their personal connections—a like-minded network of travelers who are perfect for your hotel. Their combined reach truly gives you global exposure.”

Hotel Zephyr features 361 stylishly appointed guest quarters and suites. The property’s artistic design brings a new dimension to the upscale vibe that defines San Francisco. The only waterfront hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf, guests enjoy stunning panoramas of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge. For reservations, visit www.HotelZephyrSF.com, or contact Reservations at reservations@hotelzephyrsf.com.

To get started with Flip.to, the advocacy platform for hotels that drives direct bookings and earns more guests, schedule a demo at http://flip.to, or contact Jeff Weibel at jweibel@flip.to.

About Flip.to

Flip.to is the advocacy platform for hotels that turns guests into engaged advocates, boosting brand awareness and earning new guests. Launched in early 2010, Flip.to is a platform designed to reach travelers around the world in a natural, trusted way, while generating a significant, measurable impact on a hotel’s bottom line.

Contact: Jeffrey Weibel

jweibel@flip.to /(321) 234-2079

About Hotel Zephyr

Hotel Zephyr, located in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, opened in summer 2015. The waterfront, 361-key property presents a playful, maritime twist on the energetic and upscale vibe that defines San Francisco. The hotel's stylish guest quarters are outfitted with fun elements such as dart boards, backgammon and other modern amenities in select rooms, along with views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Pier 39 and the Bay Bridge. Spirited travelers enjoy the open community spaces throughout the property, inclusive of the hotel's 2,200-square-foot Game Room that features an interactive art exhibit through Smart TVs, pool and ping pong, and a 9,999-square-foot outdoor lounge and event space - The Yard, which includes fire pits, shuffleboard and life-sized games such as Connect Four and Jenga. www.hotelzephyrsf.com.

About Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, full-service hotel management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry. The company has amassed one of the purest full-service hotel portfolios in the industry, ranging from the upper-upscale to near-luxury segments; encompassing 39 upscale, full-service, independent and branded hotels with over 11,800 rooms, and 1.4 million square feet of meeting space across the United States. Davidson is a trusted partner and a preferred operator for Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton and Starwood hotels. Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company's Web site, www.davidsonhotels.com.

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