Hotelier Seeks Website Design Tips on LinkedIn
If you're not familiar with LinkedIn, it's kinda like Facebook for business professionals who want to network online except without the beer pong tournament pics and Scrabulous.
The site also has a forum page where professionals can ask other professionals for advice. Take for example this question from Lyle P, who is a "Hospitality and Hotel General Manager":
We're developing a hotel and would like feedback as to which funky-cool hotel company has the most capturing design-hotel website?
Well, it's a good thing that these hoteliers are doing their research. In the suggestions given, LinkedIn members suggested The Shore Club website which is a part of Morgans Hotel Group and is thus similar to every Morgans hotel website (Delano, Mondrian, etc.) But this person liked that you can download The Shore Club CD right from iTunes.
Another suggested Qbic Hotels and yet another suggested the UK's Malmasion chain. But may we suggest avoiding anything that looks like the Wynn Las Vegas website and refraining from automatic music play? That's a good start.