A hotel’s booking process gets simplified.

Here’s some background.

The InterContinental Hotels Group wanted to simplify and streamline their booking process. There were opportunities in the existing booking flow to improve the user experience by combining steps, elevating prioritized elements, and refining the interface.

Simplifying the process was to be done over phases, to mitigate issues in development. The first phase involved merging two of the steps in the flow, the “Select a Room” page and the “Select a Rate” page, where there were dependencies in the choices.

 
 

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The following visual design comps are deceptive. Merging two pages with unique tasks into a single page, that was clear, functional, and consistent with the rest of the flow, took a lot of effort. Working directly with product owners and developers, our UX team had to consider and find a solution that addressed:

 

Business requirements

  • Expansive set of rate codes
  • Multiple payment options (money, money & points, points)
  • Multiple price points (member, non-member, sale)
  • Explicit tax information
  • Package options

Content

  • Filtering system
  • Room details
  • Rate details
  • Room photography
  • Rewards Club information
  • Inconsistent lengths of copy

Usability

  • Accessible and responsive experience across all viewports
  • Multiple languages
  • Multiple hotel brands
  • Existing styling
 
 
 
 
 

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We spent a lot of time working through how the cards might be presented. These layout explorations, surveying the right amount of content and what functioned best, represent a small fraction of our iterative process. The designs were finalized through user testing.

 

contributions: art direction, UX design, visual design