Mentor Digital Creates Industry Leading Website for SACO Serviced Apartments

Posted by Holland Risley. 11 Jul 2015

Mentor Digital is delighted to have rebuilt the website of SACO Serviced Apartments, the worldwide serviced apartments company based in Bristol. SACO has over 30,000 apartments across the globe, a number which is constantly expanding, as their 220 destinations also increase.

They wanted a reliable and attractive website which will reflect their brand values and maintain their position as a leader in the serviced apartments industry. SACO is an award winner having received Best Serviced Apartment Provider 2014 at the Business Travel Awards, among other accolades, and they were also impressed by Mentor’s track record. Not only have we won a number of awards and been listed as one of the South West’s top 25 digital agencies, but we recently became the largest Umbraco Gold Partner in the South West.

The SACO website was built in Umbraco, a powerful open source CMS which makes it easy to add and amend content and create web blocks with drag and drop functionality. One of the main challenges of the build, and features of the project, is carrying out a full integration with Guestline APIs to enable streamlined online booking for users.

Every aspect of the SACO website makes it easier to find relevant apartments through custom search filters, and book them quickly in a secure environment. The project included creating a powerful CMS so that multiple staff can manage content for SACO’s many properties. It was a collaborative project with CX Partners, user experience specialists who have been delivering the UX and design requirements. Saco, Mentor Digital and CX are all local companies which makes this a truly Bristol-based project! The new and improved SACO website launched in May. Mentor is very proud to have been associated with this exciting project in which SACO has chosen the best of breed in every department. 

Article Author: Holland Risley

Holland founded Mentor Digital as a new division of Mentor Communications Consultancy back in 2007 and has been at the centre of Digital's growth and development ever since. With 15 years experience in the digital media industry, Holland brings a wealth of experience to any project he works on. Holland has a skill for communicating and simplifying technical issues and he oversees the final output of all Mentor's projects with a pixel perfect eye.

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