Website Design

Website design is extremely important for hotels and it can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Focus on smart investments on website design to optimise your booking potential.

Read through our blog posts or download our eBook to learn the essentials of search engine optimisation and responsive websites.


Hotel Website Templates: What benefits and features should you look for in a website editor?

What are the advantages of using a website builder? What key elements and features should you look for in a hotel website template? SiteMinder explores the topic in this blog post.

hotel website design

Compare your hotel website design: Does your current website match up to the best?

Looking at your current hotel website, what design features do you think are lacking? This blog looks at some hotel website design inspiration…

Design tips for your hotel website: Why you should make these features your main focus

Why is good website design important for your hotel? And how can you get started if you’re a beginner with no design skills? This SiteMinder blog looks at the best examples of hotel website design for true inspiration…

Hotel SEO Cheat Sheet & Free Webinar: How to improve your Google rankings

What is SEO? Is your hotel website built with SEO in mind? How should you start with your keyword strategy? All this, and more, answered in our blog.

Hotel Marketing Strategy: Why mobile micro-moments and dayparting are the trends to watch in 2017

What are micro-moments? And what is ‘dayparting’ according to Google? Our blog looks at hotel marketing strategies and why mobile bookings are king in 2017.

website design

Optimising website design: 8 things you didn’t know you could do with SiteMinder’s Canvas

Website design is one of the biggest factors hotels must consider when looking to attract and convert guests. Here’s 8 things you can do with Canvas.

5 things about your hotel’s website that will scare guests away

Here are 5 things about your hotel’s website that will scare your guests away…maybe for good. Find out how to make your website more friendly in this SiteMinder blog…

SiteMinder Demo Video: Canvas Website Creator

Watch this on-demand demo video of SiteMinder’s Canvas, the intelligent website creator for hotels wanting full ownership, control and amplification of their most profitable channel.

Hotel web design: How travellers read your website (…and how to get them to click on call-to-action buttons)

The way that travellers read your website is an important consideration in hotel web design. Here are some strategies to make sure your CTA gets clicked.

Virtual Reality: Is this the new frontier for hotel marketing and booking strategies?

More hoteliers are using virtual reality via tours of their properties to improve their marketing and direct booking strategies. Here’s how you can too…

How to use Google’s mobile ‘micro-moments’ during your guests’ booking process

How can you influence today’s travellers during their mobile ‘micro-moments’? In this blog, SiteMinder explores Google’s research and provides advice for hoteliers…

The Independent Hotelier’s Guide to Search Engine Optimisation

Do you want your independent hotel to rank first on Google? Download this FREE eBook to learn about how you can use SEO to attract and convert today’s travellers.

increase search engine rank

How having the right hotel website can increase your search engine rank

Owner-operator Thelma Gray recognised that as an independent hotel, the Cowra Country Gardens Motor Inn needed a hotel website that was functional, visually-appealing, and informative to prospective guests. So she turned to SiteMinder’s website creator Canvas…

How to use Instagram to promote your hotel and attract guests

With more than 400 million users, Instagram is fast becoming the front-runner in the race for the biggest social media influence – it’s especially powerful for hotels looking to attract guests.

5 reasons your hotel should publish a blog (…and 3 reasons not to)

Should your hotel publish a blog? There are many reasons to host a blog on your website and regularly publish content. Here are 5 good reasons to have a blog…and 3 reasons not to.

Hotel website design: 5 essential starting points for redesigning your website

There are many different aspects of web design for hoteliers to consider when taking on a website build or redesign project. Here are 5 essential starting points that you need to think about before you begin.

Mobile hotel bookings: Why they’re no longer a trend but an important reality

With more than half of all accommodation providers in the US and Europe saying they now implement a mobile website, according to research from Phocuswright and SiteMinder, it’s clear that mobile bookings have moved on from trend to reality…

Hotel website design: 10 things you should understand about working with Canvas

SiteMinder recently launched a website creator called Canvas to help hoteliers with their hotel website design. Here are 10 things you should understand about Canvas and how you can work with it…

Win a brand new hotel website FREE for a year – powered by SiteMinder’s Canvas

Is your hotel’s website in need of a makeover? Enter this SiteMinder competition where you could win a new website FREE for a year!

Why you should treat your hotel’s website like a beautiful store window display

How can the four golden rules of storefront window displays be applied to the design of your hotel’s website? This SiteMinder blog explains the thinking behind the theory…

PCI DSS Compliance: Here’s your hotel’s quick start list to data security

What exactly is PCI DSS compliance? What does your hotel need to do to ensure you’re meeting the requirements of the data security standards? Here’s a quick start guide from the SiteMinder team…

Why length of visit on your hotel’s website is key to securing direct bookings

You might not have made the connection between how long visitors spend on your hotel’s website and the number of direct bookings you receive. Here’s why you should pay attention to it…

Want more direct hotel bookings? 6 easy ways to instantly achieve this via your hotel website

If you want more direct hotel bookings, here are 6 easy ways to instantly achieve that via your hotel’s website…

#Obsessed: 25 fascinating stats demonstrating the power of your guests and social media

A report published by the national tourism agency, VisitBritain, shows the powerful influence social media has when it comes to international visitors and their travel choices.

Why your hotel needs a mobile-friendly website (and why it’s easier to achieve than it sounds)

You know your hotel needs a mobile-friendly website. But it sounds like a daunting task. This SiteMinder blog explains why it’s completely necessary and much easier than it sounds…

Your ultimate A-to-Z guide to web design: 26 elements you need to create your hotel website

Your hotel’s ultimate A-to-Z guide to beautiful website design, produced by SiteMinder, will help answer some of your questions, such as: What is responsive design?; What should be on a website’s homepage?; How can calls-to-action improve navigation?; and Why does a website need plenty of white space?

Hoteliers, your new website is waiting – but do you build or buy?

This in-depth opinion piece from SiteMinder co-founder and MD Mike Ford, explores the debate around website build projects and the quality of the end result. So, should a hotel completely start from scratch with a custom-made website? Or can website creators deliver results that are not only just as good, but in fact better?

Before and After: 3 brilliant ways a country hotel took back control of its website with Canvas

Taking control of your hotel’s website design can feel like a huge task. Here’s how a country hotel used website creator Canvas to take instant ownership…

Don’t get mad, get even: 5 lessons hotels can learn from Airbnb’s guest experience

This insightful SiteMinder blog explores the five key lessons that hotels can learn from Airbnb’s brilliant guest experience – don’t get mad, get even!

learn about SiteMinder

Your ultimate A-to-Z guide: 26 unique things you should learn about SiteMinder

Want to get to know SiteMinder a little better? Then download this FREE A-to-Z guide to learn 26 unique things about all things SiteMinder!

Find more content here:

Get hotel industry insights straight to your inbox!

Join thousands of hoteliers who subscribe to our blog for free.

Thanks for sharing

Sign up to our blog and receive regular updates on the content you're into

Send this to friend