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Shangri-La Hotels Now Offering Free Internet -- Who's Next?

February 3, 2009 at 1:04 PM | by | Comments (6)

Ah, sweet progress: Shangri-La Hotels are now giving us our precious Internet for free. That's all 60 Shangri-La and Traders Hotels and Resorts, wired and wireless, fo' free. No charge. Nice.

According to Hotels Mag, Shangri-La says it's the first international hotel group to offer free Internet to guests in every part of each hotel — that's guestrooms, public areas, restaurants, lounges and function areas. Why this has taken so long, we have no idea — but we're hoping other upscale chains start to follow suit.

While it fills us with glee that we're now going to be getting Internet connections in those hotels for free, it saddens us that we are so excited about it because it's still so rare to score free Internet in upscale hotels — and a lot of us at HC feel that connecting to the 'net in a hotel should be free, no matter what the caliber of property. $12.99 or more-dollars-a-day to connect just seems absurd to us in a time where most people use the Internet daily for one thing or another (but perhaps we're biased because, uh, we work on the Internet).

Last time we rounded up the Best and Worst Hotels for WiFi, there was a startling number of chains in our "Where You Pay" column. Here's hoping that Shangri-La's free Internet initiative kickstarts a whole free Internet movement across all the big international chains (and look, hoteliers! It's good for your hotel too!) And believe us: we will continue our crusade until we can connect everywhere without the fear of insane fees.

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Internet

Internet has become an integral part of our day to day life. It is important for hotel owners to realise the importance of internet and to offer it free of cost. Most of the hotel owners provide information on the website. Therefore, if any user wants to gain some information, he would not be able to do so. Most of the hotel related websites rely heavily on internet marketing to promote their hotel websites. Several of these hotel owners are outsourcing their marketing to SEO India Companies. Therefore, importance of internet cannot be underestimated. thanks Jim, http://seoindia.bsolutions5.com

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Hurray for Internet Connection!

Many travelers often check a hotel based on its internet services. This is because most travelers are also mobile workers. With Shangri La being wired, many businessmen would be able to enjoy their stay in the hotel without losing time from work. I often look for hotels in this site right before I fly to some destination. I also check this site: <a href="http://www.visisearch.com/">http://www.visisearch.com/</a>

Hurray for Internet Connection!


Hurray for Internet Connection!
Many travelers often check a hotel based on its internet services. This is because most travelers are also mobile workers. With Shangri La being wired, many businessmen would be able to enjoy their stay in the hotel without losing time from work. I often look for hotels in this site right before I fly to some destination. I also check this site: www.visisearch.com/

Hurray for Internet Connection!

Many travelers often check a hotel based on its internet services. This is because most travelers are also mobile workers. With Shangri La being wired, many businessmen would be able to enjoy their stay in the hotel without losing time from work. I often look for hotels in this site right before I fly to some destination. I also check this site: www.visisearch.com/ for more information on SEO.

It's not really free

It's not really free because most of the time "free internet" is already factored into your rent rate. I don't find it wrong though. As long as the service is good, I'd be happy to pay for it. Free internet is a very good marketing strategy. For hotels looking to improve their online marketing results, they should come check us out over at <a href="http://www.visisearch.com/">http://www.visisearch.com/</a>

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