Standard Feature Across InterContinental Hotels
Five Brands in North America
|January 26, 2004 - InterContinental Hotels Group today announced that
high-speed Internet access will be standard and available at 2,500 InterContinental
Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels
in North America by early 2005.
"Working closely with our hotels to make high-speed Internet access a standard across our brands is an important step to delivering the high quality experience that our guests deserve," said Tom Seddon, SVP, Americas Brand Performance. "More often when people travel they use their hotel room as an extension of their office environment and expect this type of technology to be available so they can travel and work comfortably."
High speed Internet access has always been a brand standard and available at Staybridge Suites hotels since the brand's launch in 1998. Crowne Plaza is expected to install high speed Internet access by the end of 2004, as well as Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, where it will be free to guests. InterContinental Hotels and Resorts will complete worldwide installation by end of Q1 2005.
"While approximately 30 - 50 percent of the hotels in our system (North America) already offer high speed, by making this amenity standard, guests will know that they'll have the necessary connectivity to help them work easier at any of our hotels," said Seddon.
InterContinental Hotels and Resorts
High-speed Internet access has always been available in all guestrooms, meeting rooms and public areas at Staybridge Suites hotels in North America since the brand's launch in 1998. Staybridge Suites currently has 72 properties nationwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group
|Also See:||Homewood Suites by Hilton® Will Offer High Speed Internet Access at All 124 Hotels by April 1, 2004; Franchisees Allowed to Determine if Service Is Free or Fee Based / June 2003|
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