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In two months the Fujairah Hilton has had 6,000 people through the doors—virtually speaking.
Remco Werkhoven, the Hilton’s General Manager saw that for a small amount of money he could get his hotel photographed in panoramic style. Since launching the 360 Emirates Panorama and virtual tour of the Hilton on 13 October 2010, there have been 6,220 views (at the time of writing—23 December 2010).
Remco says it is difficult to ascertain how many of the virtual viewers show up at his front door with their suitcases and swimsuits but he is positive about the way the online panorama is able to put the Fujairah Hilton before national and international tourists.
His Hilton colleagues in the region told him to ‘Go for it’ and if it looks like a productive advertising tool they’ll all be in on it and queuing up to ask 360 Emirates Panorama for a group discount.
Skilfully, Remco selected the Fujairah Hilton’s most attractive assets to show off to the world:
1. See the stunning sea views and private beach that few city hotels in Fujairah possess. If you can stay handy to the airport and within Fujairah’s central business district, why would you not choose a hotel on the beach?
2. Click on the auto revolve button and see how the photo turns to the Breezes Terrace providing shelter and refreshment while you enjoy the sea and keep a eye on the children.
3. Let the panorama revolve further and with your mouse zoom in and take a look at the Breezes Bar which is one of the newer additions to the Hilton service.
As it comes almost 360 degrees see the footprints on the path and click on them to come to the second panorama showing the swimming pool, fitness centre, water fountain and behind it a Middle Eastern souq.
This in turn leads to a final sequence where you can view the colourful and well-lit welcome lobby.
360 Emirates Panorama
The panorama and virtual tour is increasingly being used by UAE businesses and Colleges to showcase their wares.
Among hoteliers like Remco Werkhoven at the Fujairah Hilton, the virtual tour is helpful for showing the advantages of your business to prospective national and international guests who are increasingly choosing to do their own research and book online.
Become a Virtual Tourist at the Fujairah Hilton
To view the 360 Panorama and have a virtual tour of the Fujairah Hilton click on this link.
More on 360 Emirates Panorama
360 Emirates Virtual Tours
Historic First 360° Panorama Photos Taken of Fujairah, FIF, 29 September 2010.
360° Emirates Panorama on Google Earth Comes to Fujairah, FIF, 21 September 2010.
Exploring Fujairah on a 360° Virtual Tour, FIF, 17 September 2010.
Keep Up with More Fujairah Panoramas on 360 Emirates in Fujairah and UAE East Coast on Facebook.
Get a Better Look at the Fujairah Hilton
A selection of Scenes from the Hilton Hotel Fujairah is posted in this photo album.
Geoff Pound is a Fujairah agent for the 360 Emirates Panorama.
More details (including the cost) and how you can get a 360 Panorama for your business or College can be found at this link.
This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.