Not just pre-trip – hotel uses drone to showcase resort once guests are in

It’s the kind of drone initiative that wouldn’t work so well for a city hotel, or one without much going on around it – but not every hotel is in Mauritius.

Accor‘s Sofitel brand in the country has decided to use drones in a different way to show off its hotel, rather than as a marketing tool to lure people in… by letting guests take a flight around the hotel and view the property with 360-degree camera.

The SO Drone Adventure launched at the hotel in March and is being billed as a low-carbon footprint way of exploring the surroundings (especially from above, obviously) without having to resort to the previous methods of hiring a plane.

“Flights” last for around ten to 15 minutes whilst guests hang out by the pool, allowing them to select their viewing angle as they navigate around using virtual reality glasses.

The trip is also recorded in HD, uses a Parrot Bebop FPV2 drone and is being run in conjunction with Dronestagram.

Christine Souillac, sales and marketing director of the SO Sofitel Mauritius, says:

“We are an eco-hotel located in the midst of luxuriant nature in the Domaine de Bel Ombre surrounded by protected lagoons. This recreational pursuit which does not affect the environment in any way is the perfect adventure for our clients who can benefit from this.”

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