Dmbook Pro at Holiday Inn Messukeskus (Helsinki, Finland)

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Dmbook is used by hotels all over the world to replace their traditional handover, improve their internal communication and day-to-day operations. But no two hotels are using it in the exact same way. Every establishment is different, with different needs and a different set of challenges. Today we are kicking off a series of articles about how our customers are using Dmbook Pro to solve their problems. We hope this will inspire you to get even more out of it!

Today we are kicking off a series of articles about how our customers are using Dmbook Pro to solve their problems. We hope this will inspire you to get even more out of it!

Dmbook Pro is an indispensable part of the Holiday Inn Exhibition & Convention Centre’s activities. The large conference hotel, located in Helsinki (Finland) and part of the international chain Holiday Inn Hotels & Resort, uses Dmbook Pro since 2014. The general manager of Holiday Inn Messukeskus, Armi Hatakka, does not see a huge congress hotel operating without Dmbook Pro.

For a congress hotel like us, Dmbook Pro is a crucial part of the operations because of the simple information flow it offers. We’re like an information office who guides thousands of customers a day. We use Dmbook Pro among our staff, maintenance and cooperation partners, which helps us stay updated on what happens. Dmbook Pro saves a lot of time when everyone uses it. With only one look you can see what’s going on.

Hatakka considers Dmbook Pro’s strengths to be the possibility to keep in contact with different departments, to track what’s happened where, when and what’s been done. The possibility of signing tasks and documents electronically is also a game changer.

Thanks to the system, you are able to see a problem, be notified of a customer’s request and know immediately whether the task has been done. The search function allows you to check, for example, the history of a particular room or maintenance issue. Also, we can record a client’s request months before they are due to arrive.

We don’t need to tell our customers anymore that we don’t know something. Internal questions, emails and calls have decreased radically, because all the info can be checked in Dmbook Pro. The whole staff uses the system, and is aware of what’s happening. We can search info quickly and improve the customer’s experience. There is no going back to the old way of doing things.

Armi Hatakka General manager of Holiday Inn Messukeskus

The hotel is located nearby Messukeskus (the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Center). It serves as a strong congress and conference hotel with a restaurant serving thousands of guests. Some of the major  events are the international youth football tournament Helsinki Cup, (which is one of the top three sporting events in Finland) and the international start-up event Slush, attracting hundreds of guests every year in November.

When arranging huge events, information flow is very important. We use Dmbook Pro also from our mobile phones whenever and wherever, so we don’t need computers. This makes it possible to inform about quick, last minute changes to part of the staff or to the whole hotel at the same time.

Armi Hatakka General manager of Holiday Inn Messukeskus

About the hotel

Interview with Armi Hatakka, General Manager.

Holiday Inn Exhibition & Convention Center Messukeskus

Number of rooms : 245

http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/helsinki/helcc/hoteldetail

Messuaukio 1, Helsinki 00520, Finland

358 200 48102

helsinki.holidayinn@restel.fi

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