With over 4,250 hotels across 93 countries, Hilton Worldwide aims to be the leader in hospitality and simplify travel for its guests before, during, and after each visit. But given that today's travelers have more research, booking, and platform options than ever, Hilton turned to Google Hotel Ads to help drive high-quality leads and fuel bookings. Hilton saw five-star results: It improved its conversion rate by 45% and drove a 12% increase in overall ROI.
- Drive efficient hotel bookings globally, across all devices
- Be present whenever, wherever consumers are looking for a hotel
- Ensure Hilton properties are well represented on emerging distribution channels
- Implemented Google Hotel Ads to drive qualified leads
- Opted into desktop, tablet, and mobile devices
- Applied granular, hotel-level bids based on business needs within each market
- Utilized bid adjustments to optimize performance based on device type, user country, and Google site
- 100% of Hilton properties opted into Google Hotel Ads
- Saw conversion rate improve by 45%*
- Drove 12%* overall stronger ROI
Hilton Worldwide, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing hospitality companies, has more than 4,250 hotels across the globe in 93 countries. The company's goal is to be the leader in hospitality, making travel easier for its guests before, during, and after each visit. That means staying one step ahead of its guests' needs by being easily accessible via the platforms and devices guests prefer most. As travelers consult more sources before choosing a hotel, Hilton wants to ensure it is engaging with them at the right moment and with the most relevant information so travelers can easily book a hotel stay.
Travelers are looking for more information than ever before
Today's travelers have more research and booking options than ever. To search for a hotel, they will typically visit a variety of sites to compare rates, photos, reviews, availability, and other variables. At the same time, they want the ability to efficiently search and shop for hotels. They expect this information at their fingertips to help guide decision making and let them immediately book the hotel once their mind is made up, no matter which device they are using.
While travelers are inundated with information and choices, hospitality companies, such as Hilton, need to stay relevant and represented in this expansive market.
"Consumer expectations are only going to increase," says Geraldine Calpin, senior vice president and global head of digital, Hilton Worldwide. "Specifically with the explosion of the different devices, we've seen that our guests are looking for relevant content quickly when they visit us on our website, mobile site, or via our app."
Relevant information establishes seamless path to booking
With the expanding number of websites that travelers use to make their hotel decisions comes the need to be present at just the right time—when travelers are ready to book. To help meet this challenge, Hilton turned to Google Hotel Ads to help drive high-quality leads and fuel bookings.
"Hotel Ads allow Hilton to connect with potential guests to help them make informed, often rapid, hotel decisions," Calpin notes. "It really is about being relevant and being timely. Much more so than it ever was before."
Hotel Ads make it easy for travelers to find a hotel. They appear on all Google properties where travelers may search for a hotel, including Search, Maps, and Google+, and on all devices. Once travelers select a property, they can proceed directly to the advertiser's website to complete the booking.
Driving more guests to hotels
With more than 4,250 properties, Hilton needs to drive efficient hotel bookings at scale. Hotel Ads help it stay nimble with the ability to vary its bids by hotel, market, user country, or even device.
"Having full integration enables us to flex participation by hotel, based on need periods and market conditions," says Dustin Bomar, vice president, digital acquisition, Hilton Worldwide.
Hotel Ads complement other search ads that target travelers throughout the purchase journey by appearing to travelers who are closer to booking a hotel. Compared to traditional search ads, Hilton has seen conversion rates increase by 45% and ROI by 12%.*
* Compared to Hilton's traditional search ads campaigns
Note: The term "Hilton" refers to Hilton Worldwide or to one or more of its affiliates.