This Competency Assessment assesses the following outcomes: MT450M5-5: Create a Customer Relationship Management Plan. GEL-8.03: Apply Critical thinking to formulate a logical solution to a problem. A spa-centered hotel chain, International Waters, Inc. (IW), has been in business for 2 years now. Their mission is to provide a stress-free stay for guests where relaxation is a priority. They primarily are located on the West Coast of the U.S. and the east and west coasts of Mexico, and all their properties contain water features and spas. IW especially caters to the business customer who needs time away to relax and recuperate. The problem that has surfaced from their analysis of the CSR database and various customer surveys is that they cannot seem to establish a long-term connection to their customers, so few return. The CEO wants to address the problem and has tasked the marketing director (your role) with providing a Customer Relationship Management Plan. Access some IW customer survey feedback recently obtained. Access the IW Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Plan template Instructions: Analyze the scenario and the data provided to create your CRM to address the problems you identify in the template provided. Checklist: Create a CRM Plan addressing the following: * Write a synopsis of the problems. * State the SMART goals to resolve the problems. * Describe alignment of mission to market and branding. * Outline training of staff. * Explain how you will create brand awareness. * Provide opportunities for product testing * Identify customer touch points and explain how addressed. * Describe promotion of IW to create brand loyalty. * Explain how you will create value for customers from their point of view. * Provide a follow-up and summary of your plan. * Respond in (550 words) in the template using APA format and citation style. If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored. Minimum Submission Requirements Respond to all the checklist items in a thorough manner. Submit your response using correct English grammar and spelling. Plagiarism Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University Honor Code, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism.