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Competition and Internet Service

mikiegfla Platinum 4 Reviews
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USA Today had a feature about hotel guests and how they hate paying for Internet service in full service hotels while the cheaper ones offer it for free.

 

Here's a little excerpt that makes me jealous:

 

Besides offering free Internet access to higher-paying guests, some hotel brands offer it free to frequent-guest-club members.

All members of Omni Hotels' Select Guest program get free Wi-Fi in the guest rooms of the brand's 36 U.S. hotels, Omni Vice President Caryn Kboudi says. Membership in the program is free.

At all Hytatt Hotels, members of the chain's Gold Passport program with platinum status receive free Internet access, Hyatt spokeswoman Karrie Leung says. Platinum status is achieved after five stays or 15 nights per year.

Omni says that about 12% of its guests used in-room Internet access when free Wi-Fi was offered in 2003. Now, 50% to 70% of guests use it daily, and about one-fifth of all users — those who are not frequent-guest-club members — pay $9.95 daily.

 

Here's the entire story

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/hotels/2009-08-31-hotel-internet-wifi_N.htm?csp=YahooModule_Travel

 


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  • Re: Competition and Internet Service
    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    Excellent article about internet access trends.  Thanks for posting.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

    • Re: Competition and Internet Service
      lone6star Platinum 3 Reviews
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      What are the other benefits of being in the Hyatt program, as 15 nights for a frequent travelere is nothing!

      (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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