Case Studies » Digital iRiS Sommelier Exceeds Expectations at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, Budapest
Digital iRiS Sommelier Exceeds Expectations at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, Budapest
Giardino, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus’s fine dining restaurant, adopted iRiS Sommelier to turn their wine menu digital. The application was installed onto iPads in October 2011 and allows Giardino to present their wine cellar in an exciting, informative and impressive way. Diners no longer need to trawl through the heavy, leather-bound, wine menu; they can browse through the list in their preferred language, enticed by the stunning images and detailed descriptions of the wines and regions. Searching by grape variety and regional preference to find the perfect wine is simple. Additional information such as tasting notes, aromas and other characteristics are all available at the touch of a finger.
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, the first hotel in Hungary to install the iRiS Sommelier, has reported a:
- 46% Increase in wine sales per cover
- 111% Increase in premium wines sold
- 20% Increase in wine revenue per bottle
This data was gathered in the last four months since November 2011, and was compared with the same time the previous year.
“We are always looking to innovate and provide diners with a better experience. The feedback from our customers has been excellent and they are enjoying choosing their wines more than ever. It brings our wine list to life and allows our Sommelier to interact on a different level with the customers.”
Zoltan Tóth, F&B Service Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus