Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Sofitel Bali is optimistic about capturing more markets and clients in the future, and is certain that their partnership with Cvent will continue to strengthen and grow in the years to come.

178%

YOY Growth in Awarded RFP Value

47%

YOY Growth in New Planner Orgs

64%

YOY Growth in Unique Planner Orgs

 

 

Raising Awareness

Events are crucial for Sofitel Bali, as MICE accounts for 20 to 30 percent of their total revenue. The resort has everything planners need to create exceptional events: a unique location, lots of options in meeting and event spaces, and staff with the right creativity. The resort is also equipped to keep up with the latest MICE trends in their region. All they needed was an effective strategy to reach out to the relevant markets and attract planners to their resort. Since MICE was a significant revenue generator, Sofitel Bali wanted to build a strong global brand to attract clients from newer markets and accelerate their growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sofitel Bali realized it must adopt multi-channel marketing if they wanted to extend MICE business to the global market. Offline marketing was only good in securing domestic business. They needed a simple and user-friendly online marketing solution to connect with international meeting and event planners.

 

 

Popularity Propels Profit

In 2013, Sofitel Bali partnered with Cvent to upgrade its marketing plans. With the right technology, the team could manage and award eRFPs, support multi-channel marketing, and continuously strengthen its MICE business in the region. The exposure of the property in unfamiliar yet relevant markets meant that Sofitel Bali could now directly connect with thousands of meeting and event planners and post record-breaking results. With a 178% year-over-year increase in awarded RFP value and 46% year-over-year growth in unique RFPs, Sofitel Bali gained a competitive edge over other market players and reinforced the efficacy of their brand. More visibility also ushered a 64% rise in unique planner organizations and a 47% rise in new planner organizations.

Sofitel Bali is optimistic about capturing more markets and clients in the future, and is certain that their partnership with Cvent will continue to strengthen and grow in the years to come. "I know this partnership with Cvent will definitely get stronger, it will grow very big, especially the fact that we do have clients coming from Cvent. We feel like it's a great template to showcase our property globally, so I believe this is definitely going to be a long-lasting relationship, to a long, long future."