Project

Gran Hotel Domine, Bilbao

About the client

The Gran Hotel Domine is the only 5-star hotel in front of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Having been completely renovated in 2018, it is now possibly the best hotel in the city, given its luxury, location, restaurants and stunning new bar. The owner’s passion for art and design, as well as an elegant and cosmopolitan style, make it a special property.

The brief

Gran Hotel Domine had an existing single page website that clearly needed updating to showcase the refurbished rooms, suites and other facilities of the hotel. Staring with a bespoke design, we developed a complete new website, including reworking certain elements of the design part way through to highlight new facilities being brought online.

Recently, we have developed a dedicated ecommerce system allowing the hotel to offer Gift Vouchers direct to website visitors without requiring a third party system.

The Project

  • Website Design and Development
  • Premium Hosting
  • Security and Backups
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Multi-Lingual Adwords Campaigns
  • Website Management
  • Gift Voucher Ecommerce System
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