Powered by Real People, Four Seasons Chat is now available on Nine Messaging Platforms, Including WhatsApp, and Delivering Response Times Averaging 90 Seconds or Less
TORONTO–With chat apps trending and conversational commerce on the rise, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has once again expanded its multi-channel Chat service with the recent addition of WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging platform. Since launch, Four Seasons Chat has exchanged over 3.5 million messages, allowing guests to connect with real people on property in real time, for any need, creating more opportunities to personalize the travel experience.
“The guest experience is our top priority, whether on property or when engaging with our brand digitally,” said Christian Clerc, President, Worldwide Hotel Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Four Seasons looks at things first and foremost through a human lens in our approach to effective and meaningful connection with our guests. Integrating new technology as part of our celebrated Chat service adds further value at each touchpoint in the travel journey and paves the path to our continued growth and innovation in the mobile space.”
An innovator in the luxury hospitality mobile space, Four Seasons launched its award-winning multi-channel messaging platform in 2017 without the use of chatbots. The service is 100% powered by humans and translates 100+ languages in real time, allowing for response times averaging 90 seconds or less. Guests can use Four Seasons Chat for any inquiry or service, big or small, including requests for restaurant recommendations and reservations, ordering room service, making or altering golf or spa reservations, obtaining advice on the best nearby shopping, notifying the property of a late arrival or early checkout, ordering drinks poolside, and even ordering a private jet.
Since launching Four Seasons Chat in October 2017, guests can send and receive instant messages with property teams before, throughout and after their stay via multiple channels. In addition to WhatsApp, guests can use the Four Seasons App, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, KakaoTalk, LINE, Apple Business Chat and SMS, with Web chat on fourseasons.com in pilot phase (with roll-out across the portfolio in 2019), offering a choice of nine channels. Four Seasons Chat is currently available in 106 Four Seasons hotels and resorts and the Four Seasons Private Jet.
Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 112 hotels and resorts, and 39 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 47 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards.