Little Emperors is a UK-based online hotel membership club for luxury lovers, with approximately 4,000 partnering hotels across the globe. As a company that knows that luxury can come in the smallest things, they wanted to maintain this indulgent, airy feeling throughout the entire experience they provide to their clients. Unfortunately, the first impact with the company's website wasn't all that luxurious in terms of usability. So Little Emperors turned to Cognitive Creators for help in reimplementing their existing WordPress-based website in the Next.js framework to provide a deluxe experience to visitors right from the beginning.
The reconstruction of the Little Emperors website was much like a VIP upgrade to a suite, complete with a butler and complimentary champagne. To make this happen as soon as possible, our minds were set on a fast, seamless, and precise project delivery based on measurable performance indicators.
To pinpoint the areas of the Little Emperors website that were most in need of improvement, we employed the trusty tool of web page quality auditing: Google Lighthouse. As it turned out, the website's performance fell short in all four key categories:
As you can see from the reds and oranges of the graph below, the Lighthouse scores prior to our collaboration were pretty far from a 5-star level.
Happily enough, by the time we handed over the project, Lighthouse was shining bright green lights on the website in all four assessment categories.
Of course, the merit is shared. Together with the Little Emperors crew, we orchestrated an extensive transformation of their website, turning it into a high-class online destination that guests will eagerly flock to. Their revamped website design was like the inspired work of a hotel interior designer, while our technical skills were akin to the diligent work of a hotel engineer ensuring everything was running smoothly.
Our workflow was a well-oiled machine, characterised by mutual adaptability and a shared understanding of the end goal, where both parties were always prepared to lend a helping hand to one another.