Beautiful aerial and on-location imagery. Full channel integration. And a functional bookings system right on the home site. When SA aerospace company Denel opened their accommodation property The Dunes at Arniston open to the public, as commercial accommodation, conferencing and holiday destination, they asked Swey to handle (among others) the web development.
“Swey provided services of a high standard,” says Denel Executive Manager of Business Development, Priscilla Johnson. “And also made themselves available beyond office hours to assist with certain requests at short notice.”
Formerly a property used to accommodate only VIP international delegates on visit to South Africa, The Dunes at Arniston was converted to a commercial accommodation space by owners Denel, serving the picturesque Arniston and Cape Agulhas area. They wanted tourists, holidaymakers and business people to come and relax, enjoy the views, the cuisine, all the activities and have their conferences and events at the venue.
So it required a website that can stand its own amongst other popular accommodation sites. Have a look for yourself: The Dunes at Arniston.
The project first started in 2018, when Swey was brought on board to create and develop the site. The agreement was only for one year, but owners Denel were so pleased with the work that they’ve kept Swey on board to maintain the site ever since.
This is a complete site redo – the old site does not exist anymore, else we’d show you how terribly outdated it was. Swey came in and conceptualised an entirely new website, and handled everything internally, from start to finish.
First, we uplifted the overall site design, with a modern look – bigger imagery, crisp and clean copy. We built the site from scratch and entirely on HTML, using Adobe Suite Tools, and that’s what allowed us to focus on user experience, build in full channel integration and add an onboard booking and availability system.
We also did all the content on the site ourselves, from the copy to the images and video elements. And that helped keep thing cost-effective for the client.
The website enjoys a lot of traffic and interest from people looking for accommodation in the area. And it has definitely grown to be one of the most recognised hotel-style places to stay in Arniston.
Denel liked the work so much, they’ve kept Swey on board beyond the first agreed contract term. “I can recommend Swey Design to any company who wishes to make use of their services,” says Ms Johnson concludes.
Need a fast, experienced and efficient agency on your side? Contact Swey.
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Also see the trail-blazing web development Swey did for Stellenbosch University when it hosted the 5th annual European Crystallographic School.