Time Saving and Continuous Improvement through Artificial Intelligence in Satisfaction Surveys

From hotelier to hotelier, Gabriel Sanelli, Operations Manager of La Concha Beach Hotel & Club in Mexico, discusses the benefits of using AI to respond to surveys.

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As hoteliers, we understand the importance of providing an exceptional experience to our guests. An invaluable tool for measuring and improving this experience is the satisfaction survey. However, time is a scarce resource in our industry, and it is crucial to find efficient ways to collect and utilize guest feedback.

Satisfaction surveys are our direct window into the expectations and experiences of those who choose us for their accommodation. Each response is valuable, but we also recognize that guest and hotel team time is gold. That’s why we advocate for promptness and efficiency in handling these surveys.

Responding to surveys is not only a courtesy but a key strategy for customer retention and building a solid reputation. Guests want to feel that their opinions matter and that the hotel is committed to continuous improvement.

The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into this process has been a revolutionary change. With AI tools, we can not only collect and analyze data faster but also offer personalized and relevant responses to each guest. Imagine reducing response time from 15 minutes to just a few seconds.

The time saved thanks to AI efficiency translates into greater productivity in various areas of the hotel. Here are some ways we could leverage those additional minutes per survey:

Personalized Attention

Devote more time to customizing the guest experience. With information collected quickly and accurately, we can anticipate individual needs and offer personalized services from booking to check-out.

Staff Training

 Invest in ongoing training for staff to ensure they are up to date on the latest hospitality trends and can provide exceptional service.

Service Innovation

Allocate resources to research and development of new services or facility upgrades, keeping our hotel at the forefront of customer expectations.

Strategic Marketing

Use the additional time to develop and execute more effective marketing strategies, targeting the right customer segments and promoting the unique features of our hotel.

Continuous Improvement

Implement changes based on the analysis of satisfaction survey data more quickly and effectively, demonstrating our commitment to continuous improvement.

Satisfaction surveys are an essential tool, but time is limited. The integration of artificial intelligence not only speeds up the process but also frees us to focus on key aspects that truly enhance the guest experience and strengthen our hotel’s position in the industry.

It is important to note that both the current and the new generation of hoteliers must be at the forefront of their knowledge about the arrival of technology in the hospitality industry, which is replacing some traditional methods of collecting information and maintaining contact with recent and future guests.

Hospitality is undergoing significant changes, with technology being one of its main drivers. Although humans remain responsible, roles and responsibilities are evolving. From front desk staff to general managers, the current challenge lies in finding their place in a world dominated by technology.

Gabriel Sanelli

Gabriel Sanelli

Operations Manager La Concha Beach Hotel & Club. La Paz, Baja California Sur, México 🇲🇽

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