HotelChatter Annual WiFi Report 2014: Not Free Hotel WiFi

HotelChatter's 2014 Hotel WiFi Report

WHO DOESN'T OFFER FREE WIFI?
Here's our brand-by-brand breakdown of who is still charging for in-room WiFi. There are ways to get around these charges, namely by joining the hotel's loyalty program or by squatting in the lobbies where it's sometimes free. This could all be avoided completely if hotels just went free for all, all the time. Until then, add these to your room charges:

HILTON HOTELS AND RESORTS
· Conrad Hotels (Usually free in their club lounges)
· Waldorf Astoria Hotels
· Embassy Suites Hotels
· DoubleTree Hotels (Free in lobbies)

HYATT HOTELS
· Hyatt Hotels (This include Hyatt Regencys and Grand Hyatts; some do offer it free but it varies from property to property)

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS
· InterContinental Hotels (Some have it free in their Club Lounges, all have it free for IHG Rewards members)
· Crowne Plaza Hotels

MARRIOTT HOTELS
· Ritz-Carlton Hotels (Some of the newer hotels are starting to offer WiFi free in the rooms; most offer it free in their club lounges)
· JW Marriott Hotels (Again, some of the newer hotels are offering it free in the rooms and the lobbies.)
· Renaissance Hotels
· Marriott Hotels (Free in lobbies)

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS
· Le Meridien Hotels (Some are free)
· Luxury Collection Hotels
· Sheraton Hotels
· St. Regis Hotels
· W Hotels
· Westin Hotels (Some free in lobbies)

WYNDHAM HOTELS
· Wyndham Hotels
· Wyndham Resorts
· Wyndham Grand Collection (All Wyndham hotels, resorts and Grand Collection offer it free in the lobbies)
· TRYP by Wyndham Hotels (Some Tryps do offer it free but all newer Tryps have free WiFi)
· Dream Hotels

ACCOR HOTELS
· Sofitel Hotels (Sofitels in Europe, Middle East and Africa are all free)

CARLSON REZIDOR HOTELS
· Radisson Hotels (Some are free)

BOUTIQUE/LIFESTYLE
· Affinia Hotels
· Morgans Hotels
· Swissotels Hotels
· Thompson Hotels
· Tune Hotels
· Viceroy Hotels

LUXURY
· Kempinski Hotels
· Belmon Hotels, formerly Orient-Express Hotels (Some are free)
· Rocco Forte Hotels (Some are free)
· Taj Hotels

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