This engagement happened in the middle of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. The hotel industry was suffering an unprecedented business shut-down, and all meetings, consultations, design reviews and user acceptance testing had to happen remotely.
We worked with InterContinental Sydney’s internal marketing team to take a methodical, step-by-step approach, checking in more often than we usually would to ensure compatibility with brand guidelines and the client’s vision. We recommended WordPress as the most functional and easy-to-use CMS for template flexibility and compatibility with various third-party vendors, a common practice for global companies.
To ensure understanding of the build and CMS back end, we had the client spend more time directly with developers than usual. This occasional removing of the client relations ‘middle man’ helped clarify questions in a shorter time frame.