Golden Nugget is a luxury chain of hotels and casinos operated by Landry’s Hospitality. Golden Nugget has six locations in Nevada, Louisiana, New Jersey, Illinois, and Mississippi.
Golden Nugget Hotels & Casinos were experiencing increased call volume, reduced staff, and the new task of handling PBX calls.
A voice assistant that can take complex hotel room reservations over the phone through natural conversations.
The voice assistant took 3,000 reservations for one hotel in just 1 month = $600,000 in revenue.
Increased call volume and reduced staff led Golden Nugget to invest in pioneering voice automation to assist the team with handling calls to the hotel PBX operators.
Golden Nugget were looking for a complete solution to meet the overwhelming reservations demand coming through on the phone. Without the staff to handle the influx, they needed a way to automate the call booking process without compromising on the guest experience.
With 87% of these calls fully automated, Golden Nugget was confident that the assistant could handle their most complex call type – reservations.
Although online booking is available, 70% of Golden Nugget hotel room reservations are made over the phone. Each reservation takes around 4-5 minutes and requires:
- Loyalty member or guest details
- Room type
- Number of people
all calls fully handled by the voice assistant
non-reservation calls handled by the voice assistant
calls answered, 24/7/365
The voice assistant currently handles 34% of all calls to the Golden Nugget central reservations line. This is the equivalent of 3 days of agent time per week. Within just two months of launch, the voice assistant already averages over 300 completed reservations per week, which includes taking secure payment details over the phone. PolyAI’s team of dialogue scientists, linguists and software engineers continue to work with Golden Nugget to execute on a roadmap of continuous improvement initiatives. These include features such as negotiating dates with a caller depending on a combination room availability and personalized offers, or incorporating offer codes from email marketing campaigns.
“It’s a great experience. It doesn’t have a bad day, it shows up to work every day, 24/7. I wish I could hire more agents that were that nice!”