Blue Diamond Resorts Takes Entire Portfolio Into the Metaverse

Offers Immersive 3D Scenarios of Properties to Aid Travelers and Travel Professionals Alike

ST. MICHAEL, Barbados, March 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Diamond Resorts, the fastest growing hotel brand in the Caribbean, is proud and excited to announce the mapping of its entire portfolio with immersive 3D scenarios that take each resort into the metaverse and make it easy for travelers and travel professionals to experience 360° virtual tours of all on-property details through an easy-to-use interface.

Blue Diamond Resorts stands out as a trailblazer in the hospitality industry, pioneering the use of mapping technology to its fullest extent. It is the first brand to fully map its entire portfolio. Anticipated to be available for virtual touring before the end of April 2024, this initiative demonstrates Blue Diamond Resorts’ commitment to innovation and leadership in providing immersive experiences for its guests.

With the introduction of the cutting-edge functionality, Blue Diamond Resorts is opening a virtual door for travelers of all types, business professionals focused on Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE), and travel advisors whose recommendations are sought and relied upon by clients to experience on-property features in precise detail, enabling each to pick and choose the resort product that meets their individual desires or the needs of companies or clientele.

The timing of the portfolio-wide innovation couldn’t be better for Blue Diamond Resorts, as the technology available to take its resorts into the metaverse has advanced even as the all-inclusive travel genre appeals to consumers like never before, including a new generation of travelers that is only now discovering what an all-inclusive resort experience can be. For such travelers, standard imagery of guest rooms is no longer enough – particularly for a property as involving as a Blue Diamond Resort.

Take, for instance, the 3D experience prospective guests and travel advisors can look forward to at Royalton Bavaro, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino. The Blue Diamond Resorts’ property, fully mapped for 360° virtual tours, is along one of the world’s most breathtaking beaches. Travelers can immerse themselves in carefree days, drifting along a 1,200-foot-long lazy river, mastering the waves on the breathtaking FlowRider® surf simulator, and relishing delectable cuisine with hassle-free, reservation-free dining options.

“We’ve witnessed the growing significance of all-inclusive hospitality for global travelers, and at Blue Diamond Resorts, we firmly believe that the guest experience should commence even before the booking stage. By placing all our resorts in the virtual realm and showcasing every detail, we aim to extend our robust all-inclusive offerings to our valued guests and travel partners,” said Jurgen Stutz, Senior Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Distribution for Blue Diamond Resorts. “The challenge is not just about conveying the concept of all-inclusive to those unfamiliar; it’s about navigating the unique attributes of each of our brands, catering to distinct customer preferences. Our presence in the virtual reality universe isn’t arbitrary; it’s a testament to our deep understanding of our diverse customer base.”

Quite a project it has been, too. The dedicated team numbers more than 30, including eight skilled photographers and a dozen marketing and branding professionals who work together mapping individual Blue Diamond Resorts, all of which have remained open during the project.

The metaverse experience is just one of several tech-forward hospitality innovations that Blue Diamond Resorts has offered guests of late, including first-person-view drone tours of individual properties, known as “Above and Beyond”; radio frequency identification technology bracelets for guests to wear onsite to enter their guest rooms; and various AI-driven tools that are enhancing the company’s booking engines, website experiences, and email journeys, smoothing the path from reservations to onsite enjoyment.

Meantime, Blue Diamond Resorts has seen the 3D renderings prove quite attractive to users. When initially introduced for two resorts in fall 2023, visitors spent an average of 30 minutes experiencing on-property details virtually. Now, the visits can last anywhere from 15 minutes to more than an hour for, say, a MICE professional sizing up a meeting space for a client. The innovation also propels the conversion rate to surpass $1.4 million USD in business opportunities, solidifying its position in the all-inclusive segment.

Blue Diamond Resorts continues to push the boundaries of technology, going beyond the tried and true to showcase the modern and unique venues and amenities that create on-property experiences that keep guests coming back for more. The all-inclusive, highly detailed metaverse experience is now accessible complimentary at

About Blue Diamond Resorts 

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™. To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you’re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music, and sports while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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Blue Diamond Resorts in the Metaverse