Hotel boosted bookings thanks to female-friendly PR campaign success

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Hotel PR drove a huge increase in web traffic as venue saw a massive boost in booking engine revenues

Edinburgh PR agency Holyrood PR delivered hugely successful PR in Scotland and beyond for Aberdeen hotel chainIMITATION may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it left Skene House HotelSuites with a problem that required some intensive PR therapy.

With three prime locations in Aberdeen, the group created a unique niche for serviced apartments with the convenience of hotel services and facilities. However, the concept has since been widely imitated.

To differentiate itself all over again, Skene House HotelSuites became Scotland’s first “female friendly” hotelier via Maiden Voyage, a global business travel network for professional women.

So they asked Holyrood PR in Scotland to devise a short public relations campaign and the impact on the bottom line was impressive:

  • Booking engine revenue increased by almost 40% following the campaign
  • Website traffic soared by 27% year on year.
  • Skene enjoyed seven out of 10 Google first page rankings for a target search term.

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The results were crucial to the hotel chain because it went through an extensive vetting process to make sure it met rigorous requirements and standards for female travellers to achieve the Maiden Voyage accreditation.

It wanted to use this accolade to raise the profile of its venues in local, national, specialist and international markets. So, we steered a three-month PR campaign to boost website traffic, build search engine optimisation with the challenge to increase bookings.

On a shoestring budget, we generated 25 articles (triple the agreed targets) in credible newspapers, travel supplements and influential oil and gas magazines.

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