Thistle and Guoman
We recently pitched to create new websites to support the rebranded Thistle and Guoman hotel groups. They came to us having been recommended by the guys at Opera; the hotel booking system used by most large chains to manage availability, pricing and booking.
Having worked with the system on several websites now we have more experience than most when developing against it.
We enjoyed working with both new brand styles as they represented an opportunity for fresh, clean approach that blew away a lot of the clutter you see on hotel websites. I think they liked our approach because we were shortlisted. Unfortunately we weren't selected in the end. So this joins the Leftovers file.