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A Basic Hotel Virtual Tour Example

Update: The Residence Inn lobby has been remodeled since this article was posted.

Housed in the renovated, historic Marshall Fields building, the Marriott Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown blends old-world splendor with modern amenities. The all-suite rooms offer uniquely high ceilings and huge windows with spectacular vistas of the streets and river downtown. Our 360 views really showed off these qualities. Using HDR processing we preserved both inside and outside views in one image.

In addition to use on the hotel groups website, these 360 images can be added to third party booking sites like Expedia. For Google we strongly recommend our Google Street View Inside tours. These actually double booking interest on Google. Added bonus, the Google tour can be embedded on a hotel's website and individual 360 views can be used for booking sites.

The tour above has the most basic interface: windowed plus full screen options with simple thumbnail navigation. Add features like voice over, music and information hotspots and you get greater impact, just as with video. Greater impact = greater results. Even franchise hotels have the option to produce their own, individual websites. Our full screen 360VR tour modules are easily added to your new or existing site. The interface and features can be set up any way you like.

A 2004 study by Radisson found that their “Hotels with a virtual tour achieved 135% increase in online revenue” resulting an average return on investment of “less than four weeks”. If increased revenue sounds good to you, give us a call. We would be thrilled to help. 414.345.9660

For more 360 interactive images and virtual tours visit the main Tour de Force 360 website.