The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is a prime example of a hotel that is taking advantage of the diverse opportunities that reside in social marketing.
Ramada Maingate at the Park has been able to put itself on the map, both in terms of its accessibility to/from Disneyland and amongst the Ramada brand, via social media. The unique way Andrew communicates makes the pages stand out amongst other hotels. He didn’t create a persona; he simply uses his own. This has been hugely valuable in humanizing the brand and thereby creating personal connections with potential customers.
Restaurants can learn a lot from bloggers and the factors that play into their decision to dine or not dine at certain spots.